Image shows Donald Trump’s 2020 rally in Wisconsin

The claim: The image shows Donald Trump’s rally from August 5

Businessman Tim Michels won the Republican nomination for governor of Wisconsin earlier this month, days after former President Donald Trump appeared with him at a Save America rally in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

An Aug. 6 Facebook post claimed to show a picture from that Aug. 5 Waukesha rally. The post garnered more than 1,600 shares in three weeks.

The post’s caption reads: “This is from last night in Wisconsin. MASSIVE!”

The photo too spread on Twitterwith many users claiming the image was from Trump’s rally in Waukesha.

But the picture isn’t from a Wisconsin rally earlier this month. is from a November 2, 2020 rally in Wisconsin, according to a social media post by a former Trump administration official.

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USA TODAY has reached out to the user who shared the claim for comment.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle listen as Donald Trump Jr. speaks during a Make America Great Again rally at Kenosha Regional Airport on November 2, 2020, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The picture is from 2020

The image in the Aug. 6 post is a slightly cropped version of a photo originally shared by Dan Scavino Jr., then Trump’s deputy chief of staff on Twitter on November 2, 2020.

Scavino’s tweet caption read, “WHAT A NIGHT IN WISCONSIN! Get out and VOTE #MAGA tomorrow!”

On November 2, 2020, Trump appeared at the Kenosha Regional Airport for a rally on the eve of the 2020 election.

Eric Trump shared the same photo on Twitter on November 16, 2020.

Photos from Trump’s August 5th Waukesha rally do not match the details of the image shared on Facebook and further prove that the image is not from earlier this month.

The image on the Facebook post shows most people in long sleeves or jackets, which would make sense for Wisconsin in November but not for the August rally. On Aug. 5, when the Save America rally took place, the high temperature in Waukesha was 86 degrees, according to the Weather Channel.

Additionally, the blue signs in the background of the image in the post say, “THE BEST IS YET!” This was a campaign slogan that became popular in 2020 after Kimberly Guilfoyle, a Trump campaign official and friend of Donald Trump Jr., used the phrase during her speech at the Republican National Convention.

While photos and videos from the Aug. 5 rally also show blue signs in the background, the signs read, “WISCONSIN WELCOMES DONALD J. TRUMP 45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES” and “SAVE AMERICA!”, referring to the Trump political action committee was created after the 2020 elections.

Our rating: Wrong

Based on our research, we rate the claim that an image shows a Trump rally from August 5th as FALSE. The image is from Trump’s Nov. 2, 2020, rally at Kenosha Regional Airport, according to previous social media posts and details on the image.

Our fact-checking sources:

  • Eric Trump November 16, 2020 Tweet

  • Dan Scavino Jr. Nov 2, 2020 Tweet

  • Associated Press Aug 5 Trump ally takes on Walker protégé in Wales governor’s race

  • USA TODAY Aug. 10 Recap: Trump-endorsed Michels wins WI primary. Johnson, Barnes to face off in Senate race

  • USA TODAY, August 24, 2020 Enthusiastic Kimberly Guilfoyle says ‘the best is yet to come’ with Pres. Trump

  • The Weather Channel, accessed August 10, Monthly Weather – Waukesha, WI: Aug. 2022

  • C-SPAN, August 5, Former President Trump holds rally in Wisconsin

  • C-SPAN November 2, 2020 President Trump Campaign in Kenosha, Wisconsin

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel November 2, 2020 President Trump returns to Wisconsin for campaign rally in Kenosha, his 5th trip to the state in recent weeks

  • Federal Election Commission, accessed August 22, SAVE AMERICA

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fact Check: Image Shows Donald Trump’s 2020 Rally in Wisconsin

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