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- A recent “pro-Trump rally” in Washington, D.C., was organized by supporters, not Trump, and was scantly attended. But it wasn’t canceled.
But two recent Facebook posts swing in the opposite direction, claiming that his supporters abandoned him at an event.
"Trump rally just got shut down after no one shows up," read one Facebook post from Oct. 8.
The 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 Meta, which owns Facebook.)
A video in the post reveals that the event in question was not a rally featuring Donald Trump, but one thrown by his supporters.
The video shows an Oct. 7 Daily Beast story about a "pro-Trump rally" on the Capitol grounds that day attended by "a mere 27 individuals." The event nevertheless went on, according to the story.
Looking for reports that recent rallies that Trump appeared at were shut down, we found only old news coverage. A 2016 Politico story, for example, told the story of a planned Chicago rally that was called off amid safety concerns as protesters gathered outside.
We rate the claim that Trump’s rally was recently shut down False.
Facebook post, Oct. 10, 2022
Facebook post, Oct. 8, 2022
Politico Magazine, Inside the Protest That Stopped the Trump Rally, March 13, 2016
The Hill, Watch live: Trump holds rally in Nevada, Nov. 8, 2022
ABC15, Thousands attend Republican rally to hear from Donald Trump, Oct. 9, 2022
C-SPAN, Former President Trump Holds Rally for Arizona Republicans, Oct. 9, 2022
The Daily Beast, Pro-Trump Rally-Goers Blame Mysterious Bogeymen for Latest Event Flop, Oct. 7, 2022
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