FACT CHECK: Were Uniformed Nazis Stationed Outside Of The Courthouse Where Donald Trump Was Being Held?
A photo shared on Twitter allegedly shows uniformed Nazis gathered outside of the New York courthouse where former President Donald Trump was being held for his arraignment.
Wtf i just snapped this pic outside the new york courthouse where Donald Trump is being held? does anyone know what’s going on??? pic.twitter.com/4ml4LnMu04
— krus🪖 (@krus_chiki) April 4, 2023
The photo is miscaptioned. The photo was taken on a movie set in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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A Twitter photo allegedly shows Nazis standing outside the courthouse where Trump’s arraignment was taking place. The photo shows three individuals outfitted in all black with red armbands featuring a swastika and guns.
“Wtf i just snapped this pic outside the new york courthouse where Donald Trump is being held?” the caption reads. “does anyone know what’s going on???”
The image is miscaptioned, however. The photo was actually taken in 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, for the filming of a TV series tilted, “The Man in the High Castle,” according to Vancouver news outlet The Georgia Straight. The series is based off a book with the same title by American science fiction author Phillip K. Dick. In the novel, axis powers win World War I, hence the Nazi uniforms.
The photo is from a TV set. Check Your Fact found no credible news reports about uniformed Nazis outside of the courthouse. (RELATED: No, This Image Does Not Show A Mugshot Of Donald Trump)
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