These 2 photos of Trump playing golf “without makeup” are fake

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Two images captured at the LIV Golf Invitational in July 2022 show the true appearance of former US President Donald Trump.

In August 2022, Twitter users shared at least two pictures of former US President Donald Trump playing golf, claiming they both showed him “without makeup,” allegedly revealing deep wrinkles and a much older appearance. However, both photos had been manipulated.

These images had been significantly altered. The original photos were taken by photographer Seth Wenig with The Associated Press.

That first fake picture was accompanied by a text claiming Trump was stuck on life. His chin and neck were enlarged by the person who manipulated the photo:

The original photo was taken on July 28, 2022. It was recorded at the LIV Golf Invitational at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey. The photographer was named Seth Little by The Associated Press.

That second fake picture also appeared in several tweets. It was captioned, “Trump can’t go anywhere without his makeup artist.”

The original photograph for this photo was also taken by Little. (Reuters also debunked the second fake image.)

We’ve reported many times about questionable or fake social media posts that allegedly contained pictures of Trump “without makeup.” We also once exposed a manipulated photo of former US President Bill Clinton, allegedly to show that he was quite ill. We’d be surprised if we didn’t see more fake pictures of Trump and other former presidents in the years to come.

Sources:

“Fact check image of Trump altered to make him appear older.” Reuters9.8.2022, https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-trump-old-idUSL1N2ZL1O6.

Little Seth “APTOPIX LIV Golf.” AP images28 July 2022, https://www.apimages.com/metadata/Index/APTOPIX-LIV-Golf/187a24252948400e90fd186a4280e7b6/1/0.

—. “LIV Golf.” AP images28 July 2022, http://www.apimages.com/metadata/Index/LIV-Golf/ee3aa9d2c3ab4f24bd204161bbc95a30/657/0.

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