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President Trump vs. President Obama

Claim: An image macro accurately compares the remarks of President Trump and former President Obama at National Prayer Breakfasts.

WHAT’S TRUE: The image used real quotes (slightly edited) from President Trump’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2017 and former President Obama’s speech at the same event a year earlier.

WHAT’S FALSE: The quotes aren’t comparable and give the false impression that Trump’s speech focused solely on television ratings and that he failed to mention God, religion, or scripture during his speech.

Origin:An image macro purportedly showing two statements, one from former President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2016 and the other from President Trump at the same event the following year, was circulated on social media in February 2017:

The quotes depicted in the image margo are largely accurate, although President…

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