FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show A Banner On Trump Tower Saying That It Contains ‘Top Secret Nuclear Documents’?”

Anna Mock | Fact Check Reporter

A video shared on Facebook allegedly shows a rainbow flag mocking former President Donald Trump placed in front of his flagship tower in New York City.

Verdict: False

This video is digitally edited. The Twitter user who originally posted the video confirmed in a direct message to Check Your Fact that it was edited.

Fact Check: 

Top-secret documents detailing nuclear secrets were reportedly found by agents during the recent Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, according to The New York Post. The documents reportedly focused on an unidentified foreign government’s nuclear capabilities and military defenses, The Washington Post reported.

The Facebook video appears to show a rainbow banner displayed on Trump Tower that reads “For more top secret nuclear documents raid here,” pointing to the building’s entrance. The video also appeared on Twitter, with one iteration garnering over 25,000 retweets.

“The Brainless Biden Gay Activists were at it again this weekend,” the Facebook post’s caption reads. “Hung a sign reading ‘top secret nuclear documents’ inside from the Trump Tower in New York City on Sunday.”

This video is digitally fabricated. The Twitter user who posted the video, @PaulLahticks, has a bio that reads “Changing the world by any MEMES necessary.” He confirmed in a direct message to Check Your Fact that the video is edited. 

Check Your Fact found no credible news reports suggesting that this was a genuine banner hung at Trump Tower. (RELATED: Does This Image Show A Greenpeace Banner At Trump Tower Making Fun Of Donald Trump?)

The original video was posted to YouTube by the Associated Press, titled “‘Black Lives Matter’ mural painted at Trump Tower.” The same audio and video is present in the edited version.

This is not the first time a digitally edited video of Trump’s buildings have circulated on social media. Check Your Fact recently debunked a video allegedly showing a Greenpeace banner hung over Trump tower in Las Vegas.

Anna Mock

Fact Check Reporter

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