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Over the weekend, news outlets reported that Africans were being denied seats on trains evacuating refugees from war-torn Ukraine.
Trains are evacuating refugees after Russia began a large-scale attack on Ukraine in the early hours of February 24.
At least one video shows African men left "stranded" on train platforms while Ukrainian women and children boarded the trains heading to Poland.
It seems a news outlet viewed one video and decided to manufacture a story to paint the Ukrainian people in a negative light during a crisis.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky banned men ages 18-60 from leaving Ukraine during the conflict. They must stay and defend their country. But foreigners are free to leave.
I logged into Getty Images to determine for myself if the stories of racism were true. Photos never lie, but people do.
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Sure enough, I found dozens of Getty Images photos showing African men and women getting on and off the trains without resistance. They do not seem to be harassed and there is no hint of racism in any of the photos I saw.
I downloaded several of the Getty Images photos for this post. Many of the stories coming out of Ukraine are misleading and deceptive.
Below is the Getty Images caption for one of the photos.
Men from Cameroon arrive on a train from Ukraine at the main railway station due to ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war crisis in Przemysl, Poland on February 27, 2022. Russian invasion on Ukraine causes a mass exodus of refugees to Poland. (Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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I was unable to download the best photos (showing Africans smiling and taking photos on the trains) because those photos were exclusives and priced at $499.00 each.
Fact Check Rating: FALSE
This is why you can't believe everything you read on the Internet.
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Donald Trump is catching heat for statements he made about Haitian migrants at the U.S. border.
The U.S. border patrol expects 60,000 Haitians to arrive at the Texas-Mexican border within days.
In a phone interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News last night, said many of the Haitian migrants will probably have AIDS.
The former President said:
"So, we have hundreds of thousands of people flowing in from Haiti. Haiti has a tremendous AIDS problem. AIDS is a step beyond. AIDS is a real bad problem.
"Many of those people will probably have AIDS and they're coming into our country. And we don't do anything about it. We let everybody come in."
Trump added: "Sean, it's like a death wish. It's like a death wish for our country."
The U.S. resettled 15,000 Haitian refugees across the country following public uproar over border agents on horseback corralling Haitian migrants in September.
Many on social media said Trump's words were far worse than current Pres. Joe Biden ordering the migrants deported back to Haiti on U.S. Coast Guard planes.
Others noted that Trump was correct because Haiti has the highest rate of AIDS in the Western Hemisphere.
A former New Hampshire state Rep. and Joe Biden supporter was forced to resign after posting a graphic tweet questioning the position of the female vagina.
Richard Komi, a Democrat, sparked outrage on Twitter when he questioned Tara Reade's sexual misconduct allegations against Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee.
Komi doubted Reade's allegations because, he says it would not be easy for Biden to insert his finger in Reade's vagina without her cooperation.
"Judging by the position of the female vagina, it will not be easy for anyone to just put their finger into the vagina unless their [sic] is some Cooperation [sic] from the female herself. That is why I believe Tara Reade’s allegations is [sic] false. She is looking for attention."
Komi deleted the tweet when outraged Twitter users questioned his professionalism and his knowledge of the female anatomy.
The backlash was swift. Komi was forced to apologize publicly to all sexual assault survivors.
"I wish I had worded my words more appropriately. It was not intended to lessen the pain that sexual assault survivors face all their lives," Komi told Manchester Ink Link on Friday.
"I do not believe Joe (Biden) is the type of person who would do anything to hurt a woman," he added.
"Representative Komi's comment is wrong, inappropriate, and offensive to all Democrats, and does not reflect the values of our party," New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley said, Manchester Ink Link reported.
Komi was the first African refugee to be elected to the New Hampshire State House. He fled persecution in Nigeria after he was targeted by the government.