Donald Trump didn’t call Michelle Obama “Mike” in a tweet (2024)

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stated on September 18, 2023 in an Instagram post:

Former President Donald Trump called Michelle Obama “Mike” in this tweet.

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By Ciara O'RourkeSeptember 19, 2023

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It’s the story of the Twitter salvo that was never fired.

An image spreading on social media appears to show former first lady Michelle Obama tweeting Aug. 30, 2019: "Donald Trump is destroying this country!"

In response, Trump appears to traffic in unfounded conspiracy theories that Obama is a transgender woman who was born "Michael Robinson."

"Hello, Mike!" the supposed tweet says. "We are playing basketball tomorrow. Are you up for it? Barack can also come. We need a cheerleader!"

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stated on May 16, 2024 in a Threads post

Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker said we should go back to a time when “women had more babies than thoughts.”

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An Instagram post sharing the image was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

Searching X, the website formerly known as Twitter, we found no such tweets in either Obama’s or Trump’s feeds. We also found no news coverage or other credible sources reporting such an exchange. Previous tweets from Trump directed at the former first lady drew media attention, and a charge in which he questioned her birth name would certainly inspire multiple articles. But there are none.

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Fuddruckers is “closing ALL locations.”

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Photo shows “the Sandy Hook girls that did not die like they said they did!”

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stated on June 9, 2024 in a Facebook post:

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stated on June 6, 2024 in a Threads post:

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said dinosaurs used to be called “by their biblical name … dragons.”

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“Elon Musk invests $1 billion in Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg’s new un-woke production studio.”

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    Photo shows “the Sandy Hook girls that did not die like they said they did!”

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