US President-elect Donald Trump had allegedly warned Senator Leila De Lima not to step to US soils while he serves as the President of the United States, says newsmediaph.com. It has been shared thousands of times now after it was posted on Facebook by pages like “Duterte News Media” and “Tatay Digong – Unoffiical,” as well as by a supporter to a the “Marcos Loyalist” page.
The article claims that Trump gave the warning to De Lima during an interview with CNN, where he also allegedly said “she should deal with issues.”
According to the article, this has been the warning of Trump after US Intelligence agencies have picked signals of De Lima’s plans to travel to the US to seek asylum.
Despite the said claims from newsmediaph.com, it seems that no official news has been published about Trump’s warning to De Lima. Moreover, these has been no CNN interview where Donald Trump talked about the current issues in the Philippines, particularly about Senator De Lima.
Aside from this alleged interview of Trump with CNN, the article from newsmediaph.com also discussed the issues that De Lima is facing in the Philippines. However, upon closer inspection, it was proven that the other contents from the article were plagiarized from ABS-CBN News and Rappler.
Moreover, newsmediaph.com also had a disclaimer at the last part of the article, which indicates that no proper research has been conducted before this fake news was posted.
Before believing any claims from unknown websites, it is important to make sure that the articles are backed up by credible sources.
De Lima just visited the US to accept her award on Tuesday as one of US magazine Foreign Policy’s 100 Global Thinkers for 2016 for her role in “standing up to an extremist leader.” So far, there has been no news about Trump deporting her.
Moreover, the current US president is still President Barack Obama. Trump is still set to be inaugurated on January 20, 2017.
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