Trump Tries To Pass Off Photo From 2016 As New, Gets Called Out By Photographer
By Izza Sofia, 14 Sep 2020
Image via Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com
Donald Trump tweeted several photos showing homes and vehicles decorated with his name by his supporters as he prepare for a campaign rally in Nevada.
Unfortunately, one photo was from 2016, and the original photographer immediately called him out for the deception.
The tweet showed a home filled with dozens of Trump yard signs in rows, which covered the entire lawn. “WOW- THANK YOU! #MAGA,” Trump tweeted.
The original photographer, Alec MacGillis who works for ProPublica, immediately called out the president in a tweet writing, “1) This picture is from four years ago. 2) I took the photo. Where’s my credit?” He then followed up with a tweet with a photo which he posted back in March 2016. It was then published in an article on ProPublica in November 2016.
1) This picture is from four years ago.— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) September 13, 2020
2) I took the photo. Where's my credit?? https://t.co/LZLkV4d5F9
And here's the November 2016 article the photo was first published with: https://t.co/poVk32waVq— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) September 13, 2020
This is a photo taken by @AlecMacGillis in March 2016. He should make a copyright claim against Trump's unauthorized use of the image. Not only is Trump posting a photo as though it's from 2020, he is not crediting the photographer. Double fail. https://t.co/5xkBsadisI— MURRAY 🇺🇸🗽 (@murray_nyc) September 12, 2020
We know you’re not much of a one for detail Don, but you might notice the large sign on the right that says “vote March 15th” - this picture is from the Ohio primary in 2016. You lost. https://t.co/O0Cua7Y1Yo— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) September 13, 2020
[via Indy 100, cover image via Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com]
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