Let's cut through the BS and figure this out.
Posted on November 11, 2016, at 11:45 a.m. ET
Trump said this in a speech September of 2015 and then again that same month on Twitter. He has not reconfirmed it since being elected, but he is on record making the statement.
The fake news website Empire Herald made this false claim.
This hoax was published by fake news website TMZ Hip Hop. It has no connection to the real TMZ.
Yes, a man flew the swastika flag, but he also said he did it to protest Trump's win. In a video shot by San Francisco Chronicle reporter Michael Bodley, the man explained that he flew it "as a comment on our president-elect" and said he thought Trump was like former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. "But the Italians did not have as good of a flag," he said.
This tweet was sent by a fake journalist account that routinely makes up racist chants. The account, which BuzzFeed News previously reported on, typically tweets hoaxes about crowds at football games. It has since been suspended.
Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabakov said that his government “had contacts” with people in the Trump campaign, and that "quite a few have been staying in touch with Russian representatives." During the campaign, Trump said that he had no contacts with the Russian government.
Rosie O'Donnell was one of several celebrities who said they would leave or consider leaving the US if Trump won. However, as of now she has not announced any plans to do so. This story, from a right-wing site, simple lists the celebs who said they would leave and offers no new information now that the election is over.
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