These ‘second inauguration’ tickets for former President Donald Trump are completely fake
Multiple reports reveal that these tickets moving through the internet are fake
Multiple reports suggest fake tickets to a “second inauguration” for former President Donald Trump are moving their way around the internet.
- As ABC10 puts it, there isn’t a “second inauguration” for Trump and you can’t buy tickets to it.
What are the fake Trump tickets?
So there’s a photo going around of tickets for a “second inauguration” of Trump to be president of the United States.
- The tickets suggest there will be an event on Aug. 15, 2021. Ted Nugent and Kid Rock will perform at this fake event, according to the information on the fake tickets.
- The fake tickets — which are selling for $1,200 on some websites — have been deemed as a scam by Crooks and Liars and Political Flare.
"That posting appears to have been made as a joke....It did not include an offer to sell and we have not seen anyone offering these nonexistent tickets for purchase (or anyone purchasing them) for $1,200." https://t.co/8xOunxF7zT— Jesse Walker (@notjessewalker) June 14, 2021
Marc-André Argentino, a doctoral candidate at Concordia University, told Newsweek that there’s a clear watermark on the image, showing the photo isn’t a true image of tickets.
Snopes.com — which often verifies or flags confusing misinformation and news on the internet — deemed the tickets to be false. Here’s what Snopes.com said:
This picture appears to have been first posted to the internet message board 4chan on June 13. That posting appears to have been made as a joke to mock the idea that Trump would soon be reinstated to the presidency. It did not include an offer to sell and we have not seen anyone offering these nonexistent tickets for purchase (or anyone purchasing them) for $1,200. While it’s possible that a scam artist will offer them for sale, these faux tickets are for a fictional event.
As Snopes suggests, “There is no constitutional way for Donald Trump to be ‘reinstated’ as president.” Currently, Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi are next in line for the presidency.
But the fake tickets have come after a report about Trump and the White House. The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman reported at the beginning of June that “Trump has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August (no that isn’t how it works but simply sharing the information).”