FACT CHECK: No, Trump Did Not Die On Nov. 1 From Asphyxiation

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on Twitter allegedly shows a CNN headline claiming former President Donald Trump died at the age of 76 of “autoerotic asphyxiation.”

Verdict: False

The former president is not dead. A spokesperson for the network has confirmed to Check Your Fact the image is fabricated.

Fact Check:

While speaking at a rally in Texas, Trump teased a 2024 presidential run, stating that he would “probably have to do it again” to make the country “successful, safe and glorious again,” the Associated Press reported. Trump has suggested that there is conflicting evidence surrounding the attack on Paul Pelosi, pointing to the location of the broken glass as a key piece of evidence, According to CNN.

The post on Twitter allegedly shows an article from CCN reporting Trump has passed away. “Donald Trump Dead at 76,” the alleged headline reads, attributed to CNN Politics Reporter Chris Cillizza. The caption under the photo claims the former president died Nov. 1 of “autoerotic asphyxiation.”

“It’s official, Trump has died,” the post’s caption reads. (RELATED: Did CNN Report The Russians Gave Brittney Griner A DNA Test To Determine Her Gender?)

This claim is not true. There are no credible news reports suggesting that Trump has died. No such announcement has appeared on Trump’s website, his Truth Social account or Melania Trump’s Twitter account. No article has been published with this headline on CNN’s website.

“This is a fabricated image – CNN did not report this,” A spokesperson for CNN confirmed to Check Your Fact via email.

This is not the first time a fabricated image has been shared on social media. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim that a German satirical magazine cover featured a caricature of Zelenskyy.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter


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