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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke September 14, 2022

No, this isn’t a Trump speech from 2022

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  • The speech in this video was delivered in December 2020, when Donald Trump was still president.

Former President Donald Trump’s voice is distorted in a widely viewed video published Sept. 8 on Facebook. He appears standing behind a lectern bearing the presidential seal, and he’s flanked by a flag with the seal and an American flag.

A description of the video in the post says it shows a "statement by Donald J. Trump, the president of the United States - Sept. 8, 2022." 

But that’s wrong. 

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Trump is no longer president, but he was when he delivered the speech in the video on Dec. 2, 2020. The remarks came after his failed re-election bid and included unfounded and false allegations of widespread voter fraud in the presidential election that year. 

We rate claims that this speech was delivered in 2022 Pants on Fire!


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