It was claimed with a video shared on social media and reported to teyit.org that the President of United States Donald Trump reacted with fear when someone shouted “Allahu Akbar” from the crowd during his speech.
The video shared by a user on August 2, 2018, has been retweeted 5 thousand times and liked 13 thousand times.
Donald Trump’s sanctions last until he hears Allahu Akbar. How afraid he is when someone from the crowd shouts. I’ve always wanted to do this in a crowded place in Germany:)
The mentioned video was shared on Facebook by the user named Bozkurtlar Diriliyor on August 2, 2018, captioned “One among the audience said ‘Allahu Akbar’. Trump’s face went pale.” This post was shared 932 times and viewed some 64 thousand times. The same video was shared by other accounts on August 4, 2018.
The same video was shared on March 14, 2016, on Mynet news website with the claim that Trump was afraid when a woman screamed during his speech.
However, the claim that the video shows Trump’s reaction when someone said “Allahu Akbar” during his speech is not true. The video shows Donald Trump’s reaction to an anti-Trump protestor jumping into the stage during his rally in Ohio’s Dayton city on March 12, 2016.
The video is taken from 2016 election rallies
To begin with, when paid attention, it is not possible to hear anyone from the crowd saying “Allahu Akbar” during Trump’s speech. Later, the plate on the dais attracts attention where it reads as “Text TRUMP to 88022”. This indicates the phone line which was allocated to the election campaign fund. It is also possible to see the slogan “Make America Great Again” on the plate. This way it is possible to infer that the video belongs to the election period in 2016.
The same plate was used throughout all the speeches Trump gave during the 2016 election campaign, by changing the states’ names.
Trump’s March 17, 2016, Florida rally.
It is possible to reach a tweet posted on March 12, 2016, from his official Twitter account to thank the audience who attended his Dayton rally.
It is possible to reach a version of the same video shot from a different angle on YouTube. On the 14. second of Trump’s speech, it is seen that a person tries to get on the stage and is fended off by Trump’s security detail. The whole of the Dayton rally footage can be found on a YouTube channel named Trump TV Network.
The event from a different camera angle
American broadcast channel ABC has mentioned the incident on a news piece on March 12, 2016. According to it, the person trying to get on the stage was an anti-Trump protestor named Thomas Dimassimo. The same news piece includes photos taken during secret service’s arresting Dimassimo.
The moment Dimassimo gets arrested
It is seen on Independent’s correspondent Will Worley’s news article that Dimassimo was arrested with the charges of disorderly conduct and inducing panic. Worley expresses that Colombus correspondent Chris Famiano witnessed the incident.
Similar incidents happened during Trump’s rallies
The violent incidents during the mentioned rally caused Chicago rally to be postponed. It is possible to see on CNN’s news piece dated November 6, 2016, that similar incidents happened during Donald Trump’s rally on November 6 and the secret service prevented it from escalating.
An image from November 6, 2016 rally.
Washington Post, News on Trump’s election campaign phone line, April 20, 2016
Washington Post, News on Trump’s election slogan January 18, 2017
Washington Times, News on Trump’s Florida rally, March 17, 2016
Twitter, The tweet Trump posted to thank the audience at Dayton, March 12, 2016
YouTube, A version of the video from a different angle, March 12, 2016
YouTube, Full footage of Dayton rally, March 12, 2016
ABC, Emily Shapiro’s news article, March 12, 2016
BBC, News on the same incident, March 12, 2016
NBC, News on the same incident, March 12, 2016
Independent, Will Worley’s news article, March 12, 2016
Independent, News on postponed Chicago rally, March 12, 2016
CNN, News on Trump’s November 6 rally, November 6, 2016
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