A photoshopped picture depicting Trump rescuing people during Hurricane Florence has been shared 275,000 times on Facebook. The original is from Texas flooding in 2015. pic.twitter.com/woWuPuqSSy— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) September 24, 2018
Supporters of President Donald Trump don’t hesitate in sharing anything good associated with the president’s name; so much so, they don’t even try to verify the source of the news.
Die-hard POTUS followers are sharing a photo, where he can be seen sitting in a rescue boat wearing a suit and tie, trying to help the victims of Hurricane Florence as he reaches out to one of them with a red MAGA hat. The victim can be seen swimming in the flooded waters. Unfortunately, this heroic deed did not really happen.
Turned out the photo was edited to include Trump in the picture. Only Trump supporters who are desperate to make him look like a hero could believe the highly-photo shopped image of the president. Not only did they believe the apparent heroics, they also shared it on Twitter over 250,000 times. One ardent supporter used this caption to praise the so-called act of courageousness by the president: “You won’t see this on the news… make it go viral” to describe the photo.
Kevin Roose, a reporter from New York Times, revealed that the picture was originally taken in Texas during the floods in 2015 and it has no sign of Trump. In reality, rescue workers in a raft were reaching out to a man swimming in the flooded waters.
Believing that Trump, who recently joked with suffering Florence victims, saying “at least you got a nice boat out of the deal,” could actually risk his life and sit in boat to reach out to the victims is naïve to say the least.
Trump also reportedly told one person in the car while handing out meals to the victims to “have a good time.”
Naturally, people on social media couldn’t help but convey their thoughts about this picture.
I like this one better! pic.twitter.com/YUIaZj1Rku— Marlene Deetrik (@marlmidd) September 25, 2018
Anyone who credulously shared this photo needs to be put into protective confinement.— Dennis Perkins (@DennisPerkins5) September 24, 2018
It doesn't look like he's rescuing the dude either! He's giving him a maga hat!— Diane vietnam era veteran?? (@TheDianeschiavo) September 25, 2018
Like he would actually do something like selfless like that!— Sandy (@Sandy64811253) September 25, 2018
What an honorable thing to do, to cut out the real rescuers only to add that duffus wearing a suit, and then claim the photo is real. Trump wouldn't help anyone unless he profited off it.— Sarah C. McCain (@sarahjanemccain) September 24, 2018
They CAN'T be that gullible.— .. don't @ me...ty... fight me (@pdddy99) September 24, 2018
Like Trump would ever get into a boat that size, and if he did it would no longer float??????— R Joseph (@rjoseph7777) September 25, 2018
haha..I love that he is in a suit..no PFD, hanging over the edge with barely a grip..what a hero! people really believed this?— eattherich (@inthemachine) September 25, 2018
How much did Donnie charge the drowning man for the hat?— Kathmandu1214 (@Kathmandu1214) September 25, 2018
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