FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Post A Truth Social Message Criticizing Mark Meadows?

Elias Atienza | Senior Reporter

An image shared on Facebook claims to show former President Donald Trump criticizing former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Truth Social.

Verdict: False

There is no evidence this image was sent.

Fact Check:

Trump was indicted on seven counts in relation to a special counsel investigation into his handling of classified documents, according to CNN. Meadows reportedly testified to the grand jury in the special counsel investigation, The New York Times reported.

The Facebook image, a screenshot of a tweet, claims to show a purported post from Trump on Truth Social about Meadows. In the message, Trump says that Meadows “came crawling” for a job before betraying him. In the message, Trump misuses several words such as “stollen” and “viscous.” The image has been shared widely on Twitter.

However, there is no evidence for this claim. If Trump had sent this particular message about Meadows, media outlets would have covered it, yet none have. In contrast, media outlets such as The Independent have reported that the purported image is fake. (RELATED: Video Of DeSantis And Pence Meeting In Iowa Is From 2020)

Check Your Fact also reviewed Trump’s Truth Social profile and did not find any posts matching the one in the Facebook image. The image also has an imgflip.com watermark, which indicates it may have been photoshopped on the website. Imgflip.com is a known meme-making website, according to Know Your Meme.

Check Your Fact reached out to a Trump spokesperson and will update this article if a response is provided.

Elias Atienza

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