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  • - As the 2020 presidential election heats up,

  • some Facebook users are saying that President Donald Trump

  • is getting some support from some of your

  • favorite fast food restaurants.

  • For Democrats that means it's time for a boycott.

  • Is this true or a whopper of a tale?

  • It's time for the Truth-O-Meter Minute.

  • Hey everyone, I'm Daniel Funke with Politifact.

  • Since many of them offer drive thru lanes,

  • fast food restaurants are well equipped to serve customers

  • during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • But one popular Facebook post says

  • that if you're voting blue in November,

  • you might wanna rethink that Wendy's or Taco Bell fix.

  • The CEO of the company that owns Wendy's,

  • Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut donated $400,000

  • towards Trump's reelection campaign.

  • Another Facebook post said that for Democrats

  • Wendy's is canceled, but is it?

  • We followed the money.

  • The posts trace to one executive in particular.

  • His name is James Bodenstedt,

  • and he is a generous supporter

  • of President Trump's reelection effort.

  • Just during the 2020 campaign cycle

  • Bodenstedt has made donations to 44 organizations

  • supporting President Trump's reelection effort.

  • So far, these donations total more than $500,000.

  • Business Insider reported that Bodenstedt

  • has also advised President Trump

  • on the restaurant sector's struggles

  • during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Bodenstedt is the founder of Muy Brands,

  • which owns several locations for Taco Bell, Pizza Hut,

  • and Wendy's in the Southwestern United States.

  • But Bodenstedt is not the CEO of Yum Brands,

  • which owns Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.

  • Muy is Yum spelled backwards.

  • The actual CEO of Yum Brands is David Gibbs,

  • who has not been a big political donor.

  • Neither has Wendy's CEO, Todd Penegor.

  • Time for the verdict.

  • This Facebook post rates mostly false.

  • If you wanna read more fact checks

  • about the 2020 presidential election,

  • go to politifact.com/2020,

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- As the 2020 presidential election heats up,

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