FACT CHECK: Does Trump Really Have a Replica of the Ark of the Covenant at Mar-a-Lago?


Time for a Fact-Check!

I saw this posted on Telegram:

Well that definitely caught my attention!

Can anyone Fact-Check this, they ask….

I’m happy to oblige!

Fact-Checking at your service!

I mean, you have to admit this is pretty interesting.

So first I went to Grok to see what I’d get there, and Grok was fairly non-committal either way:

But the rumor seems to be mostly tied to, or popularized by this Tweet:

That account has nearly half a million Followers.

Now if that’s where the investigation ended, I probably wouldn’t be writing this article.

But the man in the picture is James O’Keefe, who I’m sure you know from Project Veritas and now off on his own after being ousted from his own company last year.

And I knew O’Keefe had been at Mar-A-Lago recently, so I went to O’Keefe’s Twitter profile to see if he had actually posted this.

To the best of my knowledge, O’Keefe never posted the original photo (at least not on Twitter) but he has responded to it a couple times, seemingly teasing that it is real.

First was this:

And then this:

So he’s clearly having fun teasing it and saying “Maybe” it is a real photo.

How wild would that be?

Other people are having fun jumping in and saying “how do we know it’s a REPLICA?”

Also interesting, as of the publishing of this article, the none of these posts on Twitter have a Community Note attached to them, which would be added if the post were false.

Oh my!


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