No, Trump wasn’t inaugurated president (2024)

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stated on December 7, 2021 in a Facebook post:

“Trump was secretly inaugurated as president of the restored Republic.”

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By Ciara O'RourkeDecember 8, 2021

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The title of a recent Facebook video claims that former President Donald Trump was recently inaugurated, but the video itself provides no evidence beyond a baseless claim.

"Trump was secretly inaugurated as president of the restored Republic," the Dec. 7 video title says.

The narrator in the video itself is thin on details.

"And did someone get inaugurated on the 27th of November?," the person says. "Yeah. By the military."

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stated on April 16, 2024 in a Facebook post

“Michelle Obama humiliated after embarrassing photo emerges.”

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Trump, who lost the 2020 U.S. presidential election to President Joe Biden, has not been secretly inaugurated as commander in chief. There is no credible evidence to support this claim. There are no news reports. There was no inauguration by the U.S. military crowning Trump president.

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This post echoes beliefs among QAnon adherents who have claimed that, as president, Trump was working with the military to takedown a global sex-trafficking cabal involving Democratic politicians and celebrities.

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