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Fact Check-Image does not show August 2022 Trump rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin; photograph dates from 2020

Social media users have captioned an image of a rally as being an event for the former U.S. President Donald Trump in Wisconsin in August 2022. But a reverse image search shows that the photograph dates from at least November 2020.

The photograph shows crowds of people with many wearing red caps. Two screens can be seen on the right of the image with text that reads: “The best is yet to come.”

One user shared the image on Twitter on Aug. 6, 2022, with text that reads: “Another HUGE crowd at the Trump rally in Wisconsin last night for the most loved President in the history of America by a country mile” (here).

Another user shared the image on Twitter on Aug. 6, 2022, with a caption that reads: “PART OF THE CROWD AT LAST NIGHTS WISCONSIN RALLY (Truth Social)” (here).

Other examples shared online can be found (here), (here), (here), (here).

The image is not recent. A reverse image search reveals that the photograph was posted via Eric Trump’s Twitter account on Nov. 16, 2020 (here).

The image also featured in news outlets that reported on the 2020 U.S. presidential election, including a Newsweek article (here).

The former president published a link to his speech at the Waukesha rally via his Truth Social account on Aug. 5, 2022 (here). It can also be seen on C-Span (here).

VERDICT

Miscaptioned. The image is not a photograph of a rally held by former U.S. president Donald Trump on Aug. 5, 2022 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, but is a photograph of an event that dates from least Nov. 16, 2020 and was shared via Eric Trump’s Twitter account.

This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team. Read more about our work to fact-check social media posts  here.

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