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- Former President Donald Trump wasn’t arrested July 5.
Former President Donald Trump was indicted on dozens of charges this spring but a recent Instagram post suggesting that he was arrested in July is wrong.
"Trump news today," read the July 5 post. "Donald Trump arrested."
This post 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.)
Trump wasn’t arrested in July.
He surrendered in June in a classified documents case after he was indicted on federal charges in Miami, and he made his first court appearance in a different case in New York in April in connection with alleged hush money payments to a former adult film star.
He has pleaded not guilty in both cases.
In July, however, Trump could be found campaigning — not in custody.
We rate the claim he was arrested on July 5 False.
Instagram post, July 5, 2023
CNN, Trump’s dominance of GOP field has America bracing for a toxic campaign, July 5, 2023
The Washington Post, The next steps after Trump’s classified documents indictment, explained, June 13, 2023
The Washington Post, Here’s what happened at Donald Trump’s arraignment in New York, April 4, 2023
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