Donald Trump can do no wrong as far as his supporters are concerned. They consider him some combination of the Hulk and Popeye, although veering away from the green look and going more toward the orange. Then, this happened.
The New York Times reporter Kevin Roose noted that someone took a photo of rescue workers during the 2015 Texas floods and had a bit of fun with it. The doctored copy hit the internet on September 16, 2017 and went viral. This reporter did not say how many of the Trump supporters actually took it as fact. He tweeted:
‘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.’
There was some question about which photoshopped picture was the real original.
The photoshopped picture showed the president in a black rubber raft wearing his suit complete with the ultra-long tie and perfectly coiffed hair. As the Hurricane Florence-induced flood waters rose, POTUS extended a Make America Great Again (MAGA) cap to a man nearly swept away by the rising murky waters.
Apparently, he brought along former advisor, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, as ballast for the back of the raft. The laid-back governor was in his flood-rescuing clothes and in his necessary chaise lounge.
It was not clear from the photo whether the MAGA hat was a link to the struggling man or something endowed with the superhuman power of draining the swamp.
Apparently, the fake photo has been shared over a quarter million times. On Facebook, the photo was shared 275,000 times, according to Roose.
There have been several versions of the photo. The original had the caption:
‘You won’t see this on the news… make it go viral.’
Twitter world exploded with fun. Check out some of our favorite tweets below:
— J (@dharmabum013) September 24, 2018
Featured image is a screenshot via YouTube.