Did Trump Really Claim He Was Knighted By Queen Elizabeth II In Private?
The claim that former PresidentDonald Trumpwas knighted byQueen Elizabeth IIin private has been assessed as false, according to areportfrom the Associated Press.
What Happened:Soon after thedeathof the British Monarch on Sept. 8 claims arose, disseminated on social media, that Trump was knighted by the Queen.
The AP cited a particular Tweet, which, in turn, contained an alleged screenshot from Truth Social, that made the knighthood claim.
The post from Trumps social media platform reportedly read, I never told anybody, but she knighted me in private.
Screenshot Of TwitterUser Braxton's Profile
Another social media attributed the knighthood claim to a report from MSNBC.
Screenshot Of A Twitter Profile Which Attributed The Knighthood To MSNBC
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Why It Matters:The claims are false, the AP said, citing Trumps Truth Social profile and the Internet Archives Wayback Machine and MSNBCs website.
Trump spokespersonLiz Harringtonsaid, This is not real, according to AP.
The former presidentdescribedthe Queen as an extraordinary and a great woman after her death last week at the age of 96.
While Trump has not been knighted by the longest reigning British head of state, former PresidentsRonald ReaganandGeorge H.W. Bushhave received honorary knighthoods.
According to the Constitution of the United States, No Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
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This post was originally published on Sept. 12, 2022.