No, Trump Hasn’t Visited Maui Despite What Republicans Are Saying

Some Republicans on Twitter have decided to share fake videos claiming that Trump visited Maui after the tragic wildfires caused devastation on the island. Here’s how we know.

Trump’s Alleged Visit

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Supporters of Donald Trump have caused a stir by sharing old footage to claim the former president visited Maui after recent wildfires.

A Disturbing Viral Post

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A social media post on August 16th claimed that Donald Trump and Melania Trump visited Maui in the wake of the wildfires, accompanied by the hashtag #MauiFires.

A Deceptive Post

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The viral clip being shared is actually from 2019 when Trump visited Beauregard, Alabama, following a deadly tornado.

Fighting for the Truth

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The misleading video was propagated by TikTok user @me421 and shared on Twitter, before the user later clarified their intention.

A Twist of Intentions

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“A few days ago I share a post about our President Trump. My intentions was never to make anyone believe that he was in Maui,” the user insisted.

A Questionable Apology

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The account expressed regret if any misunderstanding arose, “My intentions was to show what kind of leadership Maui needed. President Trump is a kind soul. His reaction to situations are not emotionless.”

“Trump is a Gift From God”

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The power of unity he brings to this country is truly a gift from God,” the user went on to say in a controversial way of justifying their actions.

Persisting With Shocking Lies

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Despite the user’s apology and removal of the clip, Trump supporters continue to share the misleading video across various social media platforms.

Ferocious Fake News

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Another TikTok account, @kaiser_ifa, further propagated the clip with captions supporting Trump’s potential 2024 run, shared on Twitter again by @stevehalilovic who captioned it, “TRUMP Visits Maui Hawaii, A Real President Truly cares.”

Caught in Their Own Lies

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More Trump supporters were in the comments of the TikTok video that has been viewed over 200,000 times, with one saying, “Does it for America, not for publicity. Just beautiful to be a witness to. Trump 2024.”

Showing Trump Support for Nothing

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Some comments expressed gratitude for Trump’s “visit,” “Why don’t we see this on the news?” One confused user said.

The Original Clip Revealed

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The true origin of the clip lies in a video titled “Trump visits tornado-ravaged town in Alabama,” which can be found on The Associated Press’ YouTube channel.

A Sympathetic Gesture

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On August 14th, Trump expressed sympathy for wildfire victims through a video on Truth Social but did not physically visit the site, which has now been manipulated to fuel the fake news.

Accusations and Criticisms

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Trump accused President Biden of being “disgraceful” and neglecting to address the “tragedy in Maui.”

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