FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump give a speech at Newport News, Virginia in July 2022?

A video shared on Facebook claims former President Donald Trump gave a speech in Newport News, Va., on July 27.

Verdict: misleading

The video included in the post shows a speech Trump gave in 2020, not July 2022.

Fact check:

Trump, who lost the 2020 presidential election to President Joe Biden, has delivered speeches across the United States in recent months, according to The Washington Post. The former president is expected to announce whether he will run for president in 2024 by the end of the year, the New York Post reported.

The Facebook video purports to show an hour-long speech Trump gave this week. “LIVE – President Donald Trump at Newport News, VA #Virginia Trump – July 27, 2022,” reads the video’s caption. (RELATED: Is Donald Trump not refunding tickets for his postponed rally in Greensboro, North Carolina?)

Although the video is authentic, it does not show a speech the former president gave this week. An internet search reveals that the footage is from a speech given by Trump in Newport News, Virginia in September 2020. The same footage can be found on C-Span and the verified YouTube account of 13News Now, both of which are from the September 25 speech. , 2020.

During the speech, Trump discussed the upcoming 2020 presidential election and at one point announced that he had extended the moratorium on offshore drilling in Virginia and North Carolina, according to The Virginia-Pilot and a transcript of the speech.

This isn’t the first time social media users have posted old Trump speeches and claimed they were recent. Check Your Fact recently debunked a video that claimed to show the former president speaking in Alabama in 2022, but actually showed him speaking in the state in 2021.

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