FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show A Sarah Huckabee Sanders Tweet About Antifa, COVID-19 And Impeachment?

Trevor Schakohl | Fact Check Reporter

An image shared on Facebook shows a tweet, purportedly from former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, that starts, “It’s ‘odd’ that the ANTIFA insurgency happened just as COVID-19 loses steam.”

Verdict: False

The tweet comes from an unaffiliated Twitter account. There is no record of Sanders making the statement.

Fact Check:

The tweet, which was screen grabbed and posted on Facebook, comments on the allegedly “odd” timing of various events. At first glance, it appears to come from Sanders, who formerly served as the White House press secretary.

“It’s ‘odd’ that the ANTIFA insurgency happened just as COVID-19 loses steam. It’s ‘odd’ that COVID-19 happened the moment impeachment failed,” reads the tweet. “It’s ‘odd’ that impeachment happened the moment Russian hoax failed. The Russian hoax happened because Hillary lost. Notice the pattern?”

However, a closer inspection of the Twitter account reveals that it does not actually belong to Sanders. It has the wrong Twitter handle – @hucklebee_sarah rather than @SarahHuckabee – and misspells part of her name. The bio disclaims, “I’m not who you think I am.”

There is no record of Sanders ever making the comment. It doesn’t appear on her Twitter timeline. The Daily Caller also didn’t find any media outlets attributing the statement to her online. (RELATED: Does This Photo Show COVID-19 Relief Packages In Rwanda?)

Despite Sanders never tweeting the comment, it has circulated widely on Facebook, with one such post being shared over 12,000 times.

Trevor Schakohl

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