The claim: The image shows Donald Trump with a double chin and deep wrinkles
Former President Donald Trump’s health was a frequent topic of discussion while he was in office.
Dr. Sean Conley, a White House physician, said Trump was in “very good health” after a 2019 medical evaluation. During an examination a year earlier, Trump was recorded as being six feet three inches tall and he weighed 239 pounds, which is medically considered overweight and borderline obese. USA TODAY informed.
Trump’s health was once again a point of interest after an alleged photo of him was widely circulated on Facebook. In the image, Trump wears a hat that says “Make America Great Again” outside with a pronounced double chin and deep facial wrinkles.
“The first photo of Trump after the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago,” the caption reads. August 10 post.
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But the image has been digitally altered. The original photo was captured by an Associated Press photographer and shows Trump with a single chin, shallower wrinkles and a slimmer face.
A day after the most popular Facebook post was shared, the caption was edited to indicate that the image had been altered. USA TODAY has contacted the user who shared the claim for comment.
The image was digitally altered.
Trump’s original photo was captured at the Bedminster Invitational LIV Golf tournament in Bedminster, NJ. was taken by AP Photographer Seth Wenig on July 28 and shows Trump walking outside on the golf course. Although he looks flushed, the extra fat around his face and deep wrinkles are not present.
Our Rating: Altered
Based on our research, we rate an image that purports to show Trump with a double chin and deep wrinkles as ALTERED. The original photo was captured by an AP photographer and shows Trump without the extra fat and deep wrinkles on his face.
Our data verification sources:
AP Images, July 28, APTOPIX LIV GOLF
AP Images, July 28, PHOTOS OF THE WEEK-GLOBAL-PHOTO GALLERY
AP Images, July 31, APTOPIX LIV GOLF
USA TODAY, July 28, Photos: Donald Trump plays at LIV Golf pro-am in Bedminster
Associated Press, July 28, Trump says Saudi-funded tour creates ‘gold rush’ for players
USA TODAY, February 8, 2019, Trump on ‘very good health’ medical reports after annual physical
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fact Check: Altered Photo Exaggerates Donald Trump’s Weight