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President Trump Posts Altered Photos to Facebook and Instagram That Make Him Look Thinner
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Miloch
2019-01-21 17:22:55 UTC
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President Donald Trump’s social media accounts are filled with vile racism,
idiotic xenophobia, and inaccurate statistics. And now we can add another
category to the list: fake photos.

In recent months, Trump’s official Facebook and Instagram accounts have
published photos of the president that have been manipulated to make him look
thinner. If it only happened once you might be able to chalk it up as an
accident. But Gizmodo has discovered at least three different retouched photos
on President Trump’s social media pages that have been published since October
of 2018.

The image below, published on the official Donald J. Trump Facebook page on
January 17 and on his Instagram account over the weekend, has been altered to
make the president look more fit.

The photo looks pretty normal at first glance. But once you compare it to the
original, which is available on the White House’s Flickr page, you can see what
was changed.

The original photo was taken by a White House photographer on January 14, so you
know that the original hasn’t been altered by anyone in the so-called “fake news
media” to make Trump look heavier. It sounds silly to even have to say that, but
many Trump supporters believe that the media is involved in a coordinated
conspiracy against him. Allegations about this conspiracy often have
anti-semitic overtones.

As you can see in the comparison above, Trump’s right shoulder has been slimmed
down and his face is looking thinner. He’s also gotten a haircut—well, a digital
one anyway—and in one of the strangest alterations, Trump’s fingers have been
made slightly longer. Seriously.

Donald Trump, an unindicted co-conspirator whose own lawyer admits that the
president was trying to secure a real estate deal in Russia as late as November
of 2016, has been somewhat sensitive about the size of his hands ever since
journalist Graydon Carter described Trump as a “short-fingered vulgarian.”
Carter was writing for the now-defunct Spy magazine in the 1980s when he made
the observation and the insult has reportedly bothered Trump for decades. Carter
claims that the president has even sent photos of his hands to Carter with the
fingers circled in gold Sharpie.

“To this day, I receive the occasional envelope from Trump,” Carter wrote in
2015, before Trump won the presidency. “There is always a photo of him—generally
a tear sheet from a magazine. On all of them he has circled his hand in gold
Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers. I almost
feel sorry for the poor fellow because, to me, the fingers still look abnormally
stubby.”

Just keep your eye on the finger to see how it “grows” for Trump’s social media
pages:

The photo was presumably altered with something like Facetune or Photoshop, but
we can only speculate about the exact tool that was used. President Trump’s 2020
re-election campaign manager Brad Parscale did not respond to Gizmodo’s multiple
requests for comment over the weekend. Parscale has gotten credit for helping
Trump seize power in the U.S. through his successful use of Facebook ads, but
he’s never talked about digitally altering the way that the president looks.

Facetune is wildly popular with Instagram celebrities and is used to make
enhancements to photos. The app can smooth out skin, make someone thinner, or
even make people appear more muscular. The app was first released in 2013 but
its popularity really skyrocketed with the release of Facetune 2 in November of
2016. Facetune has consistently topped the charts ever since.

But it’s not just that one photo that was altered and posted to social media.
There’s also this graphic, published on Trump’s official Facebook page on
October 3, 2018 when the stock market was doing really well. If you think
Trump’s face looks a little weird, you’re not alone.




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super70s
2019-01-21 23:54:03 UTC
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Post by Miloch
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in-1831909849
President Donald Trump's social media accounts are filled with vile racism,
idiotic xenophobia, and inaccurate statistics. And now we can add another
category to the list: fake photos.
In recent months, Trump's official Facebook and Instagram accounts have
published photos of the president that have been manipulated to make him look
thinner. If it only happened once you might be able to chalk it up as an
accident. But Gizmodo has discovered at least three different retouched
photos on President Trump's social media pages that have been published
since October of 2018.
The image below, published on the official Donald J. Trump Facebook page on
January 17 and on his Instagram account over the weekend, has been altered to
make the president look more fit.
The photo looks pretty normal at first glance. But once you compare it to the
original, which is available on the White House's Flickr page, you can see
what was changed.
The original photo was taken by a White House photographer on January 14, so
you know that the original hasn't been altered by anyone in the so-called "fake
news media" to make Trump look heavier. It sounds silly to even have to say that,
but many Trump supporters believe that the media is involved in a coordinated
conspiracy against him. Allegations about this conspiracy often have
anti-semitic overtones.
As you can see in the comparison above, Trump's right shoulder has been
slimmed down and his face is looking thinner. He's also gotten a haircut -- well, a
digital one anyway -- and in one of the strangest alterations, Trump's fingers
have been made slightly longer. Seriously.
Donald Trump, an unindicted co-conspirator whose own lawyer admits that the
president was trying to secure a real estate deal in Russia as late as
November of 2016, has been somewhat sensitive about the size of his hands ever
since journalist Graydon Carter described Trump as a "short-fingered vulgarian."
Carter was writing for the now-defunct Spy magazine in the 1980s when he made
the observation and the insult has reportedly bothered Trump for decades.
Carter claims that the president has even sent photos of his hands to Carter with
the fingers circled in gold Sharpie.
"To this day, I receive the occasional envelope from Trump," Carter wrote in
2015, before Trump won the presidency. "There is always a photo of
him -- generally a tear sheet from a magazine. On all of them he has circled his
hand in gold Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers. I
almost feel sorry for the poor fellow because, to me, the fingers still look
abnormally stubby."
Just keep your eye on the finger to see how it "grows" for Trump's social
The photo was presumably altered with something like Facetune or Photoshop,
but we can only speculate about the exact tool that was used. President Trump's
2020 re-election campaign manager Brad Parscale did not respond to Gizmodo's
multiple requests for comment over the weekend. Parscale has gotten credit for
helping Trump seize power in the U.S. through his successful use of Facebook ads,
but he's never talked about digitally altering the way that the president looks.
Facetune is wildly popular with Instagram celebrities and is used to make
enhancements to photos. The app can smooth out skin, make someone thinner, or
even make people appear more muscular. The app was first released in 2013 but
its popularity really skyrocketed with the release of Facetune 2 in November
of 2016. Facetune has consistently topped the charts ever since.
But it's not just that one photo that was altered and posted to social media.
There's also this graphic, published on Trump's official Facebook page on
October 3, 2018 when the stock market was doing really well. If you think
Trump's face looks a little weird, you're not alone.
Wonder if he's considered Dr. Nowzaradan and My 600 Lb. Life.
Gronk
2019-01-22 06:05:30 UTC
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Post by super70s
Post by Miloch
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https://gizmodo.com/president-trump-posts-altered-photos-to-facebook-and-
in-1831909849
President Donald Trump's social media accounts are filled with vile racism,
idiotic xenophobia, and inaccurate statistics. And now we can add another
category to the list: fake photos.
In recent months, Trump's official Facebook and Instagram accounts have
published photos of the president that have been manipulated to make him look
thinner. If it only happened once you might be able to chalk it up as an
accident. But Gizmodo has discovered at least three different retouched
photos on President Trump's social media pages that have been published
since October of 2018.
The image below, published on the official Donald J. Trump Facebook page on
January 17 and on his Instagram account over the weekend, has been altered to
make the president look more fit.
The photo looks pretty normal at first glance. But once you compare it to the
original, which is available on the White House's Flickr page, you can see
what was changed.
The original photo was taken by a White House photographer on January 14, so
you know that the original hasn't been altered by anyone in the so-called "fake
news media" to make Trump look heavier. It sounds silly to even have to say that,
but many Trump supporters believe that the media is involved in a coordinated
conspiracy against him. Allegations about this conspiracy often have
anti-semitic overtones.
As you can see in the comparison above, Trump's right shoulder has been
slimmed down and his face is looking thinner. He's also gotten a haircut -- well, a
digital one anyway -- and in one of the strangest alterations, Trump's fingers
have been made slightly longer. Seriously.
But it's not just that one photo that was altered and posted to social media.
There's also this graphic, published on Trump's official Facebook page on
October 3, 2018 when the stock market was doing really well. If you think
Trump's face looks a little weird, you're not alone.
Wonder if he's considered Dr. Nowzaradan and My 600 Lb. Life.
super70s
2019-01-22 16:03:32 UTC
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Shorten that 3 foot long tie? Then the faithful wouldn't be reminded he
has the longest swinging dick around.

None of the Above
2019-01-22 11:12:48 UTC
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Post by Miloch
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President Donald Trump’s social media accounts are filled with vile racism,
idiotic xenophobia, and inaccurate statistics. And now we can add another
category to the list: fake photos.
Inaccurate statistics, for sure. The rest is TDS delusion.
Post by Miloch
The image below, published on the official Donald J. Trump Facebook page on
January 17 and on his Instagram account over the weekend, has been altered to
make the president look more fit.
Further delusion? Or just two different images from a series of
photos - high-end DSLRs can do a dozen or more images per second.

But, if it keeps the loons off the streets...
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