A video is being shared on social media with a claim that it shows Barak Obama dumping the gift given by the Trump couple recently to calm the anger of black people. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Recent video of Barack Obama dumping the gift by the Trump couple given to calm the anger of black people.
Fact: The video is not a recent one. The incident in the video took place in 2017 when the Obamas welcomed the Trump couple to the White House after Trump’s victory in the 2016 Presidential Election. Also, it an edited video. In the original video, it can be seen that Barack Obama took the gift inside and handed it over to a staffer. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When searched with the keywords, many similar videos were found in the search results. As the posted video had the ‘CNN’ watermark, we looked for the ‘CNN’ video. It was found that a similar video was posted by the ‘CNN’ on its YouTube channel in January 2017 with the following description – ‘President Barack Obama greets President-elect Donald Trump at the White House’. So, it is not a recent video. Also, in the video, it can be seen that Barack Obama took the gift inside and handed it over to a staffer. So, the posted video is an edited one.
In similar videos from other angles, it can be clearly seen that Obama took the gift inside. Those videos can be watched here and here. Also, the same has been confirmed by Michelle Obama in the ‘The Ellen Show’, where she spoke about the gift.
To sum it up, an edited video is shared as ‘Obama dumping Trump’s gift given to calm the anger of black people’.
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