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Unglam Photo Of Donald Trump Is Just A Masterfully Photoshopped Fake
By Mikelle Leow, 07 Jul 2020
Image via LiliyaArt / Shutterstock.com
No matter which camp you fall in, a photo of US president Donald Trump that has recently gone viral is bound to leave you unsettled.
The grotesque image sees a flushed POTUS photographed from the neck up, seemingly creating the illusion of a homogenous face and neck. He’s also cross-eyed and his hair is left unkempt. The overall effect is bizarre, but still quintessentially Trump.
President Trump from his Mount Rushmore speech https://t.co/wJlLOVl4mt— Vic Berger IV (@VicBergerIV) July 4, 2020
Image via Vic Berger IV
Needless to say, the unusual view of the president has perturbed social media users across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even inspired a Photoshop battle on Reddit, according to Gizmodo.
As realistic as the photo seems, it’s actually deliberately bastardized. The image is a humorous edit by video and image creator Vic Berger IV, who worked upon Associated Press photographer Evan Vucci’s shot from Trump’s October 10 2019 rally to create this monstrosity.
Along with posting the discomfiting sight, the artist delivered a typo-ridden tweet reading, “RETWEET IF YOU AGREE. No madder what, He is OUR Prez, weather or not you like it or not!!” alongside an emoji of the Liberian flag, often confused by unwitting Americans as the US flag.
The tweet was also accompanied with the hashtag, “#WWG1WGA,” in reference to an online conspiracy theory movement that commends the president for apparently fighting a child sex trafficking ring operating within the US government.
Berger managed to create a look that is so absurd it warrants a gander, while keeping it realistic enough to have people convinced it is a real photo.
Head here to view this beast of an edit in full size.
Click here to see the photo edit in full size
[via Gizmodo, images via various sources]
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