The claim: Image shows Donald Trump with a double chin and deep wrinkles
The health of former President Donald Trump was a frequent topic of discussion during his tenure.
dr. White House physician Sean Conley said Trump was in “very good health” after a 2019 medical evaluation. During an investigation a year earlier, Trump was determined to be six feet three inches tall and 239 pounds, which is medically going. considered overweight and on the verge of obesity, USA reported TODAY.
Trump’s health again became a focus after an alleged photo of him spread widely on Facebook. In the image, Trump is wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat with a pronounced double chin and deep facial wrinkles.
“The first photo of Trump after the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago,” reads the caption of the Aug. 10 post.
A similar version on Facebook garnered over 1,800 likes and hundreds of shares in a day before the caption was edited. Other iterations have been shared on Twitter.
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But the picture has changed digitally. The original photo was taken by an Associated Press photographer and shows Trump with a single chin, shallower wrinkles and a thinner face.
A day after the most widely circulated Facebook post was shared, the caption was changed to indicate that the image had been changed. USA TODAY reached out to the user who shared the claim for comment.
Image has been digitally altered
Trump’s original photo was taken at the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf Tournament in Bedminster, NJ. Taken by AP photographer Seth Wenig on July 28, it shows Trump walking outside on the golf course. Although he looks red, the extra fat around his face and the reinforced wrinkles are not there.
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The original photo was featured in articles published by USA TODAY and AP.
Wenig took countless other photos of Trump over the course of the tournament, which don’t show him with a double chin or extra wrinkles.
Our rating: Modified
Based on our research, we rate ALTERED on an image that claims to show Trump with a double chin and deep wrinkles. The original photo was taken by an AP photographer and shows Trump without the extra thick and deep wrinkles on his face.
Our fact-checking resources:
AP Images, July 28, APTOPIX LIV GOLF
AP Images, July 28, PHOTOS OF THE WEEK-GLOBAL PHOTO GALLERY
AP Images, July 31, APTOPIX LIV GOLF
USA TODAY, July 28, Photos: Donald Trump plays in LIV Golf pro-am in Bedminster
Associated Press, July 28, Trump says Saudi Arabia-funded tour creates ‘gold rush’ for players
USA TODAY, Feb 8, 2019, Trump in ‘Very Good Health’ Doctor Reports After Annual Physical Exam
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fact Check: Altered Photo Exaggerates Donald Trump’s Weight