Former President Donald Trump addressed the North Carolina Republican Party this past weekend, where he endorsed Republican Congressman Ted Budd's Senate campaign.
It was one of Trump's few public appearances since leaving the White House in January, so his critics made sure to watch.
Video went viral in one clip of the speech after Trump was accused of wearing his trousers backwards the whole time.
Others are noting this, but it can't be shared enough: Donald Trump gave his big speech today with his pants on bac… https://t.co/8aOWxdZf3V— Brandon Friedman (@Brandon Friedman) 1622956305.0
Writer Brandon Friedman shared the clip, where he insisted that Trump's pants were backwards—then he realized he'd made a mistake.
If this turns out to be a fake video I'm gonna be so mad
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) June 6, 2021
After #TrumpPants was already trending, writers and editors at the fact-check site Snopes.com disproved the claim.
After watching the entire 90 minute speech, Snopes' Madison Dapcevich wrote:
Tabloid news publications like TMZ and Metro showed zoomed-in videos of the billionaire's crotch area, and some social media users took to Twitter to mock Trump, suggesting that the 74-year-old had unintentionally put his pants on backward at the North Carolina GOP convention. ... a video posted by C-SPAN of the 90-minute speech also showed the former president wearing pants the right way. As such, we rate this claim as 'False.'"
The former President used the speech to further slam President Joe Biden's administration and continue peddling deranged lies that the election was somehow stolen from him.
People seemed more focused on his attire, however.
@BFriedmanDC Trumps pants may not have been backwards but that doesn’t lessen the clothing atrocity going on here b… https://t.co/LnCGplobYo— Amanda Grace (@Amanda Grace) 1623024431.0
@BFriedmanDC He could be wearing pants with an elastic waistline and no zipper--all the better to accommodate an ex… https://t.co/hj1GtTPkQP— Dr. Sharon (@Dr. Sharon) 1623067117.0
@BFriedmanDC Snopes determined they were not backward men’s pants but they didn’t confirm that they aren’t backwards ladies pants— Saif™️ (@Saif™️) 1623020044.0
@BFriedmanDC Zip aside, it looks like a full nappy (diaper) to this mother of four.— Cassy O'Connor 💚 (@Cassy O'Connor 💚) 1623068723.0
Some were infuriated to learn the truth—and to have stared at Trump's crotch for so long.
@BFriedmanDC Brandon, you made me zoom in on Trump's crouch. Not sure I'll ever forgive you😂— Allan CB (@Allan CB) 1623047615.0
@BFriedmanDC I’m so disappointed this wasn’t true!— AmyCherryBlossom (@AmyCherryBlossom) 1623031300.0
@BFriedmanDC Tbf, it was kinda obvious it was fake - even to me, and I despise the man. 😁 At one point, whoever ma… https://t.co/bG1h5mFH7V— TessaOg (@TessaOg) 1623060976.0
@BFriedmanDC You made me stare at Trump’s crotch for no reason. I hope you feel bad about the trauma you have inflicted.— I'm a real person. (@I'm a real person.) 1623016568.0
Trump continues to lie to his supporters that he is the true winner of the 2020 election, and recent reports say he's been telling staff members he'll be reinstated by August.