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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke June 15, 2023

Did Donald Trump aide grill Barack Obama? Video doesn’t show it

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  • This video doesn’t show that.

An aide to former President Donald Trump questioning former President Barack Obama is a sight Americans might not expect to see, but that’s what’s advertised in a recent Facebook post that shares a 13-minute video. 

"‘OBAMA KNEW IT’ Trump has VICTORY laugh after aide GRILLS Obama with SHOCKING Hunter’s Mexican photo," the description in the June 9 post says. 

This post was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

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We watched the video, and not only did Obama not appear, but we also didn’t hear anyone say "Obama knew it." No Trump aides appear in the video, either. 

The video shows part of a Sept. 20 hearing of the U.S. House Oversight and Reform committee. At one point, U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., discusses a photo he said showed President Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. Biggs also rebutted the president’s claims that he’s not involved in his son’s business. 

But that’s a far cry from what’s described in the Facebook post. We rate it False.


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