Olive Garden denies claims it made donations to Trump's re-election campaign

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In a matter of a day, the tweet had almost 50,000 retweets.



About 10 hours after the tweet was posted, Olive Garden became aware of it and issued a tweet saying the claim was false. They said they do not donate to presidential candidates. But it was too late, the damage was done. Olive Garden’s fact check received fewer than a thousand retweets.



Apparently, rumors had been spreading on a smaller scale about Olive Garden’s supposed ties to Trump for a while now: on August 9th Olive Garden had to send out an internal notice to employees to clarify to customers that the company does not in fact support the president.



Media Matters for America’s Parker Molloy pointed out the absurdity of it all Monday:











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