FACT CHECK: Are Military Leaders Divided Over Their Support For Donald Trump And Ron DeSantis?

Christine Sellers | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on Facebook claims U.S. military leaders are divided in their support over potential 2024 Republican presidential candidates.

Verdict: False

The claim stems from an article published on a satirical website. There is no evidence to support the claim.

Fact Check:

Former President Donald Trump announced his 2024 candidacy Nov. 15 at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida, Fox News reported. New polls show Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis beating Trump in several hypothetical state primary matchups, The Hill reported.

The Facebook post purports military leaders are divided in their support for a potential 2024 presidential candidate, with some backing Trump and others backing DeSantis.

The claim is false. There are no credible news reports suggesting military leaders are split in their support of Trump and DeSantis as potential 2024 presidential candidates. Likewise, neither Trump nor DeSantis have mentioned the claim on their verified social media accounts. In addition, Berger has not publicly commented on the purported claim either.

A keyword search reveals the claim stems from a Nov. 14 article published by the website, “Real Raw News.” A disclaimer included on the site’s “About Us” page indicates it contains “humor, parody, and satire.” (RELATED: Did Biden Send The National Guard And Election Monitors To Locations Suspected Of Voter Fraud?)

Check Your Fact has contacted a Marine Corps spokesperson for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.

This is not the first time a satirical claim has been promoted as true on social media. Check Your Fact previously debunked a claim that top military leaders apologized for questioning the results of the 2020 presidential election following the 2022 midterms.

Christine Sellers

Fact Check Reporter

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