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- This video clip was taken in December 2020, when then-President Donald Trump and Melania Trump flew to Florida for Christmas.
A BitChute video that’s being shared on Facebook shows a very blurry clip of what looks like former President Donald Trump and Melania Trump descending Air Force One. The post claims that it was shot in April 2021, and the title of the clip is "President Trump returns in blaze of glory on Air Force 1."
The post goes on to claim that "President Trump returned on Air Force 1 this week in the secrecy of night" and that the White House is "slated either for demolition or turned into a museum, things are unclear at this point."
What is clear: This claim isn’t true, and the video of the Trumps was taken in December 2020, when he was still president.
This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
In a clearer version of the video, posted on YouTube by Bloomberg on Dec. 23, Donald and Melania Trump are seen arriving in Florida for the "final Christmas of his presidency."
In both the YouTube post and the BitChute post, Melania Trump can be seen brushing her hair back at the same point on the stairs, the pacing of their steps is identical, and someone in uniform wearing a face mask is visible saluting the then-president.
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BitChute post, April 21, 2021
Bloomberg Quicktake, Trump in Florida for final Christmas of his presidency, Dec. 23, 2020
The Associated Press, Trump golfs in Florida as COVID relief hangs in balance, Dec. 25, 2020
KSL TV, President Trump arrives in West Palm Beach on Air Force One for holiday break, Dec. 23, 2020
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