Video showing movers at the White House is satire
Claim: Video shows movers carrying Trump’s belongings out of the White House
While President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris won’t take office until Jan. 20, posts on social media claim the relocation process has already begun.
A viral video is set to show President Donald Trump talking about the 2020 election results while the makers work in the background.
“Moving companies are taking Trump things out of the White House while he’s still complaining about the election,” said a text above the video.
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Those who shared the video include Instagram account hiphopuniteddaily and rapper and actor Ludacris, who USA TODAY asked for a comment.
The video is from Jimmy Kimmel Live
The video was made on November 14th when it was shared on the late night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The modified video is titled “Moving Day at The White House” and has an ABC watermark in the lower right corner that was cut from many versions shared by social media users.
Kimmel, known for his political commentary, previously shared videos with changed backgrounds behind Trump and recently joked about Trump’s refusal to admit in any of his segments.
“The big orange guy is supposed to feel blue,” said Kimmel. “He’ll understand what it feels like to be evicted from your home in the middle of a pandemic.”
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The original video, which was filmed in the White House rose garden, has been modified to add laughter in the background and a moving crew tossing boxes and other items into a truck.
Background changed, we’re talking about 2019
The clip of Trump in the video is authentic, but he did not talk about the 2020 election results. The video is from September 28, 2019, when he called the impeachment investigation the “greatest fraud in American political history”.
“The Democrats want to take away your weapons, they want to take away your health care, they want to take away your vote, they want to take away your freedom, they want to take away your judges,” Trump says in the video. what he tweeted.
Trump continues: “They are trying to stop me because I am fighting for you and I will never let that happen.”
His remarks came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Announced that the House would open a formal impeachment investigation into Trump accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of justice.
The original Trump video is also available on the Reuters website and YouTube.
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Our rating: satire
The video of moving companies removing boxes from the White House while President Donald Trump speaks is satirical and makes a joke of his refusal to admit. The video has been changed to add a moving truck and laughs in the background. While Trump’s remarks in the video are authentic, he did not talk about the 2020 election results; The video was recorded in September 2019. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” added the movers. We rate this claim as SATIRE.
Our fact-checking sources:
- President Donald Trump, September 28, 2019, tweet
- USA TODAY, September 24, 2019, Nancy Pelosi announces a formal impeachment investigation into Donald Trump over the Ukraine scandal
- Reuters, September 28, 2019, President Trump on impeachment
- YouTube, November 13, 2019, Trump retweet video demolition impeachment investigation named “Biggest Fraud”
- YouTube, November 9th, Trump melts over “stolen” elections
- YouTube, November 12th, Trump is “dejected” and “angry” about the election results
- Jimmy Kimmel Live, November 14th, Facebook post
- Jimmy Kimmel Live, November 14th, tweet
- Jimmy Kimmel Live, Nov. 14, Instagram post
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