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Fact Check-Image of Donald Trump edited to make him appear more aged

An edited image of Donald Trump has been shared widely by social media users, with the photograph altered to make the former U.S. president’s facial features appear more aged.

The image shows Trump slightly bowed, shaking an individual’s hand. The individual’s face is out of view.

One user shared the digitally altered image of the former president on Twitter and said: “Trump spotted with Andrew Giuliani tonight… he does not look well – has aged like milk" ( here ).

Other examples of the image shared on social media can be found ( here ), ( here ), ( here ), ( here ).

The image is altered, however, to make Trump’s facial features appear significantly aged. Wrinkles were added to the image, with the former president appearing puffy under the eyes.

The original image was uploaded to Twitter by Andrew Giuliani on June 16, 2022, with a caption that reads: “Thank you to the 45th and 47th President of the United States, my friend, Donald J. Trump!!” ( here ).

A side-by-side view of the original image, uploaded by Giuliani, compared to the altered counterpart ( here ).

Reuters has previously addressed altered images of the former president shared by users online ( here ), ( here ).

VERDICT

Altered. The image circulating online is digitally altered to make Trump appear haggard, with wrinkles edited to the original photograph.

This article was produced by the Reuters Fact Check team. Read more about our fact-checking work here .

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