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Actor Kurt Russell falsely quoted praising President Trump

November 7, 2018

CLAIM: Actor Kurt Russell praised President Donald Trump as “dedicated & determined” and says he wishes he could be as courageous.

AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The quote is fabricated. 

THE FACTS: A photo of Russell is circulating on social media with the quote: “Donald J. Trump is relentless. I’ve never seen a man so dedicated & determined. I’d like to think I would be as courageous as he is, but I just don’t know. The world is after him & he stands there in the face of pure evil, rock solid and ready to fight for us. God bless this brave man.” The false quote was shared widely with the hashtag #VoteRedToSaveAmerica. 

A representative for Russell told The Associated Press that the actor did not say that.

Here’s more information on Facebook’s fact-checking program: https://www.facebook.com/help/1952307158131536 

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This is part of The Associated Press’ ongoing effort to fact-check misinformation that is shared widely online, including work with Facebook to identify and reduce the circulation of false stories on the platform.  

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