FACT CHECK: Did Trump Send This Tweet About 2 Police Officers Shot In Los Angeles County?

FACT CHECK: Did Trump Send This Tweet About 2 Police Officers Shot In Los Angeles County?


An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a tweet by President Donald Trump offering $500,000 to both of the police officers injured in a shooting in Los Angeles County.

“This is OUR president,” reads text overlaying the image. “Respect & honor.”

Verdict: False

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There is no record of Trump sending such a tweet. The tweet came from a now-suspended Twitter account that is not affiliated with Trump.

Fact Check:

Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were shot in the head in a Sept. 12 ambush in Compton, California, CNN reported. The deputies remain hospitalized in stable condition and are expected to survive. The perpetrator has yet to be apprehended, and a reward of $200,000 is being offered for information leading to the gunman’s arrest, per local news station KTLA.

An image being shared appears to show a tweet from Trump offering support for the injured deputies, as well as money to help pay for their hospital expenses. (RELATED: Did Starbucks Call To Defund The Police?)

“Once the 2 ambushed officers are recovered enough, I will be visiting them and letting them know AMERICA loves them,” the alleged tweet reads. “I will also personally be donating each

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