NOT REAL NEWS: Valerie Jarrett has not moved in with Obama
Former President Barack Obama’s senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, has not moved into his home as claimed in a story circulating online.
Great American Republic, a website that describes itself as a news curator, published the claim July 1 as part of a story suggesting that Obama is “helping lead the anti-Trump resistance from his DC compound.” The report did not provide any details or a source for the information.
Obama’s personal office denied that Jarrett has moved in with him and his wife Michelle. Jarrett could not be reached for comment.
It’s the not the first time the claim has been made. The Daily Mail, a British tabloid, falsely reported in 2017 that Jarrett had moved into the Obama’s Washington home, which they described as “the nerve center for their plan to mastermind the insurgency against President Trump.” The report was picked up by several other news outlets.
Jarrett and Obama have been friends for more than 25 years, and Obama is known to visit Jarrett when his family takes their annual trip to Martha’s Vineyard.
Great American Republic did not respond to requests for comment on the story.
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