Trump Tweets Four-Year-Old Alec MacGillis Photo, Gets Caught

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  one week ago  •  5 comments

By:   Sarah Rumpf (Mediaite)

Trump Tweets Four-Year-Old Alec MacGillis Photo, Gets Caught
President Donald Trump tweeted a photo of a lawn full of Trump yard signs, but it was from 2016, and the original photographer quickly called him out.

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By Sarah RumpfSep 12th, 2020, 8:44 pm Screen-Shot-2020-09-12-at-8.26.31-PM.png

Screenshot via Twitter.

As he prepared for a campaign rally in Nevada, President Donald Trump tweeted several photos showing homes and vehicles decorated with his name and logo by his supporters — but one photo was from 2016, and the original photographer quickly called him out for the apparent deception.

Trump's tweet Saturday evening showed a home with dozens of Trump yard signs in rows covering the entire lawn. "WOW — THANK YOU! #MAGA," tweeted Trump.


WOW — THANK YOU! #MAGApic.twitter.com/sj87HGIX00
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2020

ProPublica's Alec MacGillis tweeted an hour later that the photo was "from four years ago" — a date he knew because he was the original photographer. "Where's my credit??" he tweeted.


1) This picture is from four years ago. 2) I took the photo. Where's my credit?? https://t.co/LZLkV4d5F9
— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) September 13, 2020

MacGillis soon followed up with a tweet he had posted with the photo in March 2016, and then a link to the ProPublica article where the photo was published with his byline.


Here it is: March 2016. Nice try, @realDonaldTrump.https://t.co/rTkMyv4L0K
— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) September 13, 2020


And here's the November 2016 article the photo was first published with: https://t.co/poVk32waVq
— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) September 13, 2020

From the article:


In March, I was driving along a road that led from Dayton, Ohio, into its formerly middle-class, now decidedly working-class southwestern suburbs, when I came upon an arresting sight. I was looking for a professional sign-maker who had turned his West Carrollton ranch house into a distribution point for Trump yard signs, in high demand just days prior to the Ohio Republican primary. Instead of piling the signs in the driveway, he had arrayed them in his yard along the road. There they were, dozens and dozens of them, lined up in rows like the uniform gravestones in a military cemetery.

MacGillis goes on to describe a conversation with a woman who was helping distribute the signs who was 43 years old but voted for the first time in her life for Trump in 2016, making her one of many unlikely and infrequent voters that are viewed as critically important to Trump's electoral victory that year.

Mediaite reached out to MacGillis for comment but did not receive a reply.

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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    one week ago

I still say they look like headstones in a cemetary. 

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Paula Bartholomew
1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one week ago

Trump is so clueless that it is pitiful.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    one week ago

Those really do look like headstones.  We just need to add about 200,000 more to make it more accurate.

 
 
 
pat wilson
3  pat wilson    one week ago
WOW — THANK YOU! #MAGApic .twitter.com/sj87HGIX00
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2020

ProPublica's Alec MacGillis tweeted an hour later that the photo was "from four years ago" — a date he knew because he was the original photographer. "Where's my credit??" he tweeted.

SMH

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
4  Bob Nelson    one week ago

Gee...

Trump doesn't seem to care about accuracy.

Gosh.

Hooda thunk it?

 
 
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