Former President Donald Trump used a rally on the eve of the midterm elections to tease a possible White House bid, but speculation began to swirl about his plans when Republicans fell short of expectations on Election Day.
A Nov. 10 Facebook video claims he has already decided to pass on running again.
“TRUMP STOPS THE CAMPAIGN’ Pence laughs at Trump over ‘2024 run’ cancelation after ‘midterm’ reslt (sic),” reads the caption of the video, which was viewed more than 10,000 times in a day.
But the video doesn’t include footage of Trump canceling any presidential campaign. The former president has yet to announce a 2024 campaign. The video actually shows a portion of a Nov. 10 episode of the MSNBC show “Morning Joe.”
USA TODAY reached out to the user who shared the post for comment.
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The video included in the post shows part of a speech President Joe Biden made on Nov. 9 about the midterms and then various interviews and discussions with politicians, journalists and analysts about the midterm elections. At one point, the “Morning Joe” panel discusses the possibility of Trump running for president in 2024. 
At no point, however, does the footage show Trump stating that he will not run in 2024 or canceling any presidential campaign. There is likewise no mention of former Vice President Mike Pence, who is also mentioned in the post’s caption.
Trump has yet to formally declare he will run for president, but did say at a Nov. 7 rally that he would have a “very big announcement the week after the election.”
While some Republicans and Trump advisors are discouraging him from announcing a presidential run so soon after the GOP lost several competitive races, Trump told Fox News Digital on Nov. 9 that he feels positive because most candidates he endorsed won their races.   
“Why would anything change?” he asked rhetorically about how the midterm results could affect his planned announcement.
USA TODAY has recently debunked a series of posts that pair false captions with videos of politicians or cable news programming, a type of misinformation known as “false framing.”
Mike Caulfield, a research scientist at the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public, previously told USA TODAY the technique works in two ways. First, users tend to trust a post that features authentic footage from what they recognize as a credible source. This style of misinformation then exploits how users often scroll along with the sound off, never realizing that the caption doesn’t match what the video shows.
Based on our research, we rate FALSE the claim that Trump canceled his presidential campaign. He has yet to announce if he is running for president in 2024. The video in the post is miscaptioned, as it shows part of an episode of “Morning Joe.”
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