What looks like a speech given by Donald Trump in Arizona on July 18 has been viewed more than 16,000 times on Facebook. Presumably, some of the former president’s supporters were among the people who clicked play when they saw the post’s description: “LIVE: President Donald J. Trump in Prescott Valley, AZ – July 18, 2022.”
But they would be disappointed.
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Instead of a recent Trump speech, the video starts with remarks delivered by then-Vice President Mike Pence at a campaign event in Flagstaff, Arizona, on Oct. 30, 2020.
Then it cuts to a Jan. 29, 2022, speech Trump gave in Conroe, Texas.
Trump was scheduled to speak at a “Save America” rally on July 16 in Prescott Valley but it was postponed following the death of his first wife, Ivana Trump. The rally was rescheduled for July 22.
We rate the claim this video shows a July 18, 2022, speech False.