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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke February 3, 2022

It’s not true that Donald Trump never left the White House

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  • Former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election and left the White House on Jan. 20, 2021. Joe Biden is president. 

There’s a brand of misinformation that spreads widely on social media that falsely suggests Donald Trump is not the former president, but the current one. We’ve checked some of it, such as this claim that Trump signed the Insurrection Act and is still president, or that he was secretly inaugurated as the president of the "restored Republic." 

Neither statement is accurate, and neither is the title of this video shared on Facebook on Feb. 2. "Trump is in position," it says. "He never left." 

This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)


The video offers no evidence to support this claim.

While Trump is active in politics — issuing statements, holding rallies, giving interviews — he is no longer the president. He left the White House on Jan. 20, 2021, and hasn’t returned.

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