Has Trump made an appeal for Indians to leave the US?

Has Trump made an appeal for Indians to leave the US?

On social media, a video of Donald Trump is making waves. Many users are posting videos with captions like, “Former US President Trump says, ‘If Indians in the United States are discontented after the attempted assassination of Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, they are welcome to leave immediately.'”

Users who shared the claim

The aforementioned claim is usually shared with Donald Trump’s video by verified users from Pakistan.

The shared tweet screenshot is attached below.

“Former US President Trump utters “If Indians in the United States are discontent after the thwarted assassination of Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, they are welcome to leave immediately.”

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Fact Check

The team investigated the viral claim attached to the video. We reverse-searched the keyframes from the viral video. It directed us to the June 2019 posts on the AFP News Agency and Bloomberg YouTube channels.

AFP uploaded the video on 15 June 2019, which captured a press conference, with the caption –Trump on Congresswomen: “If you are not happy, you can leave”

AFP uploaded the video on 15 June 2019, which captured a press conference, with the caption – Trump on Congresswomen: “If you are not happy, you can leave”

AFP Youtube

The video’s description read – “As far as I’m concerned, if you hate our country, if you’re not happy here, you can leave” says US President Donald Trump following his tweets at the weekend, taking aim at progressive Democratic congresswomen, telling them to “go back” where they came from. His remarks sparked yet another firestorm over his views on race and immigration. SOUNDBITE”

Additionally, Bloomberg Television posted the same video along with a description. Speaking about four Democratic lawmakers, President Trump says they ought to “go back” to their origins. Trump says if they’re not happy here in the United States, then they can leave. Trump spoke at the White House.

 President Donald Trump talks about four Democratic lawmakers he says should “go back” to where they came from. <yoastmark class=

  Bloomberg television

Addressing Donald Trump’s tweet from the same month, the reporter in both videos raised inquiries. Upon locating the tweet, it was observed that it had no reference to any Indian citizen.

Conclusion:

Thus in fact-checking, we analyzed the video and found no mention of ‘Indians’. Hence, the viral claim is misleading, as Donald Trump has not released any such statement against Indian citizens.

 

 

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