FACT CHECK: Facebook Post Falsely Claims U.S. Navy SEALS Killed An Intruder At Mar-A-Lago
A post shared on Facebook claims U.S. Navy SEALs purportedly killed an intruder at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in January 2024.
The claim is false and stems from a Jan. 29 article published on the satire website, “Real Raw News.”
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The Facebook post claims U.S. Navy SEALs purportedly killed an intruder at Mar-a-Lago after a security alarm was tripped early in the morning on Jan. 27, 2024. The post further claims the intruder was supposedly shot after allegedly pulling out a pistol. Trump was not at Mar-a-Lago at the time of the purported incident, according to the post.
The claim is false and stems from a Jan. 29 article published on the satire website, “Real Raw News.” A “Disclaimer” included on the site’s “About Us” page indicates its content is not meant to be taken literally. “Information on this website is for informational and educational and entertainment purposes. This website contains humor, parody, and satire. We have included this disclaimer for our protection, on the advice on legal counsel,” the disclaimer reads.
Likewise, Check Your Fact found no credible news reports suggesting U.S. Navy SEALs purportedly killed an intruder at Mar-a-Lago. In fact, the opposite is true. Lead Stories also recently published an article labeling the claim as false.