Eric Trump tweeted a Photoshopped image of rapper-actor entertainers, Ice Cube and 50 Cent wearing hats altered to display a Trump logo.
The younger Trump posted the photo with the caption:
"Two great, courageous Americans!"
The other day it was a false claim about Biden owning a home he sold many years ago. Today, Eric Trump shares an obviously photoshopped pic of two rappers in Trump hats. Things will continue to get dumber. pic.twitter.com/EfAW03henG
— Craig Silverman (@CraigSilverman) October 20, 2020
The post did not last however, as Twitter fact-checkers quickly flagged the tweet for "manipulated media." The image was hastily taken down the same day, but the internet is forever.
The original image was a tweet from Ice Cube in July.
People were surprised it took fact checkers for a Trump to realize the photo was Photoshopped.
Can someone teach Eric Trump internet 101?
Twitter slammed Eric for the attempt to garner support with an altered picture of the celebrities.
Color me shocked that Eric doesn't appear to know how to reverse image search...
People waving this off would be having kittens if Biden's campaign was sharing digitally altered media. 🙄
— David Ferguson (@DavidRF34) October 20, 2020
I love how the "press" has to feign confusion as though they, or ANYONE ELSE for that matter, thought the photo was real 🤣🤣🤣
— Dan (@danjs1975) October 20, 2020
As if being a Trump wasn't embarrassing enough and you have to go and shame yourself with the worlds worst photoshop 🙂🙂🙂🙂
— Zasha (@zashawwilkinson) October 20, 2020
If you needed to be told this, delete your account and go open a book bc you have no hope as it stands today.
— Z (@exZACKly) October 20, 2020
I found...ehem...created the real one. pic.twitter.com/mnuC9ujnHK
— Leeroy Jenkins' Dad (@Chris_the_OT) October 20, 2020
Oh little eric, #gums, @EricTrump you got to be smarter than that boy... #VoteBidenHarris2020
— DUCK TRUMP, #AntifaPro, #VoteBlue2020. #BidenHarr (@Gregory45009248) October 20, 2020
It's so badly photoshopped, too!! I mean, one glance and you can tell it's been altered. 🤦🏻♀️😆
— Beef Paddle (@bpethtel) October 20, 2020
Wait, the Trump campaign uses lies and manipulation tactics? pic.twitter.com/BkdneUPDZL
— AmazinglyCraptastic (@AmazinglyCrapt1) October 20, 2020
Cube's tweet at Eric Trump. Yea Eric Trump really is the dumbest one in the family 😂😂😂😂
— Carp (@robcarpenter81) October 20, 2020
As the election draws closer we can expect to see more images like this flooding social media.
Do your due diligence, folks.