FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Make This Post Stating His Own Indictment Would Be An Indictment Of All?
A photo shared on Facebook allegedly shows a Truth Social post from former President Donald Trump saying “any indictment from ME is an indictment of YOU.”
The image is digitally fabricated. It cannot be found on Trump’s Truth Social page or in any credible news reports.
Trump could face indictment soon, reportedly for falsifying business documents, which would make him the first former president in history to be criminally charged, according to Business Insider. Trump’s campaign deemed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s investigation into him a “witch hunt,” The Hill reported.
A Facebook image appears to show a screenshot of a post authored by Trump on Truth Social regarding his potential indictment that suggests if he can be indicted, anyone can. The screenshot does not give much information on when the alleged post was made other than it being two hours prior to the screenshot.
“Remember, any indictment of ME is an indictment of YOU,” the alleged post reads. “If they can indict ME for paying $130,000 hush money to a porn star, they can indict YOU for paying $130,000 hush money to a porn star.”
The image was posted to Twitter, where it garnered over 300 retweets.
Yes, if you commit these crimes EVEN You can be indicted. What a moron. pic.twitter.com/Phi7vNbxQm
— Bridges Not Walls (@bebe1969) March 14, 2023
This is not a genuine post from Trump, however. The post cannot be found on Trump’s Truth Social page or in any credible news reports. (RELATED: Does This Video Show A Debate Between Donald Trump And Barack Obama?)
However, Trump has posted about the investigations into him and his campaign on his Truth Social. In one post, he claims prosecutors are “trying to steal another election.” In another, he claims the Mar-a-Lago raid, coverage of a phone call to a Georgia official and the “Stormy ‘Horseface’ Daniels extortion plot” are all “fake news.”
Check Your Fact has reached out to Trump’s office for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.
This is not the first time misinformation involving Trump has gone viral. Check Your Fact previously debunked a claim that Trump shared an image of rioters handing flowers to police on Jan. 6.