‘Photoshopped, but hair looks good’: Trump responds to seemingly altered picture showing very orange face
“More fake news,” Trump wrote, adding that the “wind was strong” but his hair “looks good” and that his political opponents will do “anything to demean” him. The president responded after #orangeface trended on Twitter throughout Saturday.
More Fake News. This was photoshopped, obviously, but the wind was strong and the hair looks good? Anything to demean! https://t.co/t8ptYMCYHf— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2020
The offending picture shows what appear to be tan lines (or just some bad lighting) on Trump’s face and sparked multiple memes on Twitter.
It was originally shared by photographer William Moon on an account called ‘White House Photos’ which made it appear to be an official photograph of the president, but the account is not verified.
Getty photographer Brendan Smialowski also posted an image of Trump on the South Lawn of the White House from the same day — and although there was a clear orange tinge to the president's face, it was not as extreme as in the (seemingly altered) photograph posted by Moon.
A photograph taken by a Reuters photographer also shows differences in coloration on the president’s face, but not as stark as in Moon’s version, leading many to assume he intentionally altered the image to produce the most extreme contrast possible.
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