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There’s an echo chamber on social media platforms where news keeps breaking that former President Donald Trump has returned to power while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is continually being arrested, indicted, or executed.
Just this week we checked claims that wrongly said Trump was photographed at the White House on Oct. 24 and that he had been reinstated. In July, we debunked a claim that the military was holding the White House for his return.
A new, also wrong post has Clinton alive and free but not for long, if Trump has anything to do with it.
"Breaking!" says the title of a video posted on Facebook on Oct. 27. "Trump is in White House! He promises to lock up Hillary!"
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The video is about 17 minutes of audio of a woman discussing QAnon conspiracy theories. She says that Trump was photographed at the White House on Oct. 24, which we have already debunked. It was an old photo of Trump at the White House posted on Twitter on Oct. 25.
As for the former president promising to lock up Clinton, the woman talks about how Trump, as a presidential candidate, floated the idea of telling the attorney general to get a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton. In October 2020, he endorsed his supporters’ calls to jail her. There is nothing in the video to support that Trump is now vowing to lock up Clinton, and certainly not from the White House.
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Facebook post, Oct. 27, 2021
PolitiFact, No, this isn’t a recent photo of Donald Trump at the White House, Oct. 27, 2021
PolitiFact, No, Trump has not been reinstated, Oct. 26, 2021
PolitiFact, No, HIllary Clinton wasn’t hanged at Guantanamo Bay, April 28, 2021
PolitiFact, No, Navy SEALs didn’t arrest Hillary Clinton, March 11, 2021
The Washington Post, Trump says he’ll put Clinton in jail. It’s a threat that should terrify us, Oct. 20, 2016
The Hill, Trump says he agrees ‘100 percent’ with ‘lock her up’ chants about Clinton, Oct. 16, 2020
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