FACT CHECK: No, CNN Did Not Publish A Headline Claiming Donald Trump Soiled Himself In Court

Christine Sellers | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on Threads purports to show a CNN headline reading, “Trump soils himself in court.”

Screenshot captured via Threads

Verdict: False

The claim is false. The purported headline neither appears on CNN’s website nor its verified social media accounts and there is no other evidence supporting the claim.

Fact Check:

Campaign Legal Center recently filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging 2024 presumptive Republican nominee and former President Donald Trump’s campaign “engaged in a scheme” to conceal who is being paid for his legal work, according to USA Today. According to the complaint, Red Curve Solutions “allegedly received $7.2 million” from Trump’s 2024 campaign beginning in 2022, the outlet reported.

The Threads post purports to show a CNN headline reading, “Trump soils himself in court.” “Witnesses describe chaos as people run from the courtroom seeking fresh air,” text beneath the purported headline continues in part.

The claim is false, however. Check Your Fact performed a search of CNN’s website, which did not generate the purported headline. In addition, the purported headline does not appear on the outlet’s verified Facebook, X, and Instagram accounts. (RELATED: Facebook Image Does Not Show Authentic Rolling Stone Headline)

Likewise, Check Your Fact found no credible news reports to support the claim. Actually, the opposite is true. USA Today debunked the claim via an April 24 article. According to the outlet, CNN spokesperson Emily Kuhn confirmed the purported headline is “fabricated.”

“This image was fabricated and not something CNN ever reported,” Kuhn said in the same April 24 article.

Furthermore, Trump has not publicly commented on the claim via his official website, TRUTH Social account, or his verified social media accounts.

Trump is currently on trial in New York over alleged hush money payments he made to porn star Stormy Daniels, according to CNN.

Check Your Fact has contacted CNN for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.

Christine Sellers

Fact Check Reporter