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Fact Check-Image of former U.S. President Donald Trump altered to make him appear larger

An edited image of former U.S. President Donald Trump taken at the LIV Golf pro-am at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in July 2022 has circulated online that alters his appearance to make him look larger than in the authentic photograph.

An image of Trump wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ cap and white T-shirt was stretched horizontally, making him appear wider.

One iteration gathered more than 11,000 likes and more than 3,000 shares at the time of writing (here).

One user shared the tweet with a caption that reads: “Gosh he looks awful” (here).

Other examples of the image shared online can be found (here), (here), (here), (here), and (here).

The image is altered, however, and the original is viewable on Getty Images with a caption that reads: “His excellency Yasir Al Rumayyan talks with former U.S. President Donald Trump during the pro-am prior to the LIV Golf Invitational - Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 28, 2022, in Bedminster, New Jersey. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/LIV Golf via Getty Images)” (here).

The authentic image was also published by media outlets covering the event, including the UK’s Daily Mail (here).

A comparison between the inauthentic photograph (left) and the original, unaltered counterpart can be viewed (here).

Reuters footage of Trump at the at LIV Golf pro-am in Bedminster on July 28, 2022, can be viewed (here).

VERDICT

Altered. An image of Trump captured at the LIV Golf pro-am in Bedminster on July 28, 2022, was edited to make the former president appear larger than in the authentic photograph.

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

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