Claim: Photo shows Donald Trump with double chin and deep wrinkles
Former President Donald Trump’s health has been a frequent topic of discussion while in office.
Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physician, said Trump was “in very good health” after the 2019 medical evaluation. During a check-up a year ago, Trump was recorded as being six feet three inches and 239 pounds, which is medically considered overweight and on the verge of being overweight. obesity; USA TODAY mentioned.
Trump’s health has become a point of interest again after an alleged photo of him was widely shared on Facebook. In the photo, Trump is wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat outside, a pronounced double chin and deep facial wrinkles.
“Trump’s first photo after the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago,” reads the caption for August 10 last.
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But the image has been digitally altered. The original photo was taken by an Associated Press photographer and shows Trump with one chin, more shallow wrinkles and a thinner face.
A day after the most viral post was published on Facebook, the caption was modified to indicate that the image had been altered. USA TODAY has reached out to the user who shared the claim for comment.
The photo has been digitally modified
The original photo of Trump was taken at the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf Championship in Bedminster, NJ. It was taken by Associated Press photographer Seth Wing On July 28, Trump is shown walking outside on a golf course. Although he looks rosy, the extra fat around his face and the improved wrinkles are not present.
Our rating: changed
Based on our research, we’ve categorized the photo purporting to show Trump with a double chin and deep wrinkles. The original photo was taken by an Associated Press photographer and shows Trump without the extra fat and deep wrinkles on his face.
Our sources for fact-checking:
AP Photos, Jul 28, Aptopex Leaf Golf
AP Photos, Jul 28, Pictures of the World Photo Week
AP Photos, Jul 31, Aptopex Leaf Golf
USA Today, 28 July, PHOTOS: Donald Trump plays at LIV Golf pro-am in Bedminster
Associated Press, Jul 28, Trump says Saudi-funded tour creates ‘golden rush’ for players
USA Today, February 8, 2019, Available here. Trump in ‘very good health’ doctor report after annual physical exam
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fact Check: Revised image inflates Donald Trump’s weight
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