Trump Supporters Think This Photo Is Real
Trump supporters are upset that the media isn’t covering this doctored photo of Trump. Cenk Uygur, the host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://tytnetwork.com/join/
“An image shows President Trump rescuing two cats from a flooded area in Texas after Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.
An image that purportedly shows President Trump wading through floodwater while holding two cats was widely circulated on social media after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in late August 2017:
This is not a genuine photograph of President Trump.
The original photograph, which showed a man named Brandon Smith rescuing his two cats from floodwaters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in June 2008, was taken by photographer Harry Baumert of the Des Moines Register. Although the original article containing the image is no longer online, the Iowa newspaper reprinted the photograph in a 2009 article that provided an update on Smith and his cats:
Brandon Smith wading through water in Cedar Rapids with his cats clutched to his chest embodied the ultimate test of mettle that the historic disaster foisted upon Iowa. Yet the cats with clinging paws reflected perhaps the entirety of 2008 a year in which we often felt as if we needed to hold on as tight as we could. The good news is, like Smith and his cats, we endured and in some cases thrived. Smith, fiancee Sarah Neumann and their beloved pets are dry and living in a farmhouse near De Witt. The couple, who already have a toddler, two dogs and a third cat, are adding to their brood, expecting their second child.
To create the doctored photograph, someone placed Trump’s headonto Smith’s shoulders. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of the fake image (left) and the original photograph (right):”
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