Did US President Donald Trump test positive for Coronavirus?

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A FOX News clip is being shared on social media platforms that claim that United States President Donald Trump has been diagnosed with Coronavirus. Screenshots of the video are as  follows:

The news anchor is heard stating, ” Just a moment ago, FOX News alert, the White House medical team confirming President Trump has confirmed positive for Coronavirus“.

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The clip being circulated is edited and is hence not true. The clip was taken from a news clipping that was uploaded by FOX News on May 7 which  confirmed that “Trump’s valet has been tested positive for Coronavirus”. The edited clip and the original clip is as follows:

After carefully listening to both the clips in question, it is evident that a pause is observed where the anchor’s words have cut off so as to manipulate the headline.

The original clip can be viewed here.

 

 


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Sai Keerthi

A spark of curiosity that buzzes around. Authoring your next coffee table book. Journalist.