FACT CHECK: Image Claims To Show Tickets For Donald Trump’s ‘Second Inauguration’

Charlese Freeman | Contributor

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows two tickets to former President Donald Trump’s “second inauguration.”

Verdict: False

Both the “second inauguration” event and tickets are fake. The fabricated tickets appear to have been made using a blank ticket template.

Fact Check:

The June 14 Facebook post shows what appears to be a pair of tickets for a supposed “second inauguration” for Trump scheduled Aug. 15 this year. The alleged tickets list the location of the event as “in front of the Capitol steps” and the “special musical guest stars” as Ted Nugent and Kid Rock.

Trump lost his bid for reelection in the November presidential election. President Joe Biden won the election with 306 Electoral College votes, according to the National Archives, and was sworn in Jan. 20. (RELATED: Did Donald Trump Send This Tweet About a Specific Instagram Page And Voter Fraud?)

The “second inauguration” tickets are fabricated. Through a reverse image search, Check Your Fact found two websites hosting a blank ticket template that matches the one used in the image. The ticket template on the websites and the fake tickets in the Facebook post have the same event code, section number and barcode number, among other features.

While Nugent and Kid Rock have respectively performed at a Trump event in the past, an Aug. 15 performance “in front of the Capitol steps” does not appear on either musician’s website. There is also no record of either Nugent or Kid Rock announcing such a show on their verified Twitter accounts. 

It’s possible the fake tickets are circulating in connection to recent baseless allegations that Trump will be reinstated as president by August. CNN and Snopes have poured water on such claims.

In November 2020, Check Your Fact debunked the claim that Trump’s campaign sent out an email offering supporters tickets to his “inauguration in the historic Rose Garden” in exchange for donations.

Charlese Freeman