26/09/2020

The photo, which was posted by an unverified White House photography account, unleashed a flood of memes.

President Trump claimed on Saturday that a viral photo of his tan lines, which prompted #OrangeFace to trend on Twitter, was photoshopped. Trump retweeted a photo of himself that was posted on Friday by an unverified White House photography account, saying, More Fake News. This was photoshopped, obviously, but the wind was strong and the hair looks good? Anything to demean! The photo of Trump on the South Lawn on Friday appeared to be slightly darker than other versions, including one taken by Reuters. The unverified account tweeted Saturday afternoon that the picture was never photoshopped, but used the Apple smartphones photo app to adjust the color of the picture. Twitter users turned the photo into countless memes, many likening the presidents tan lines to the orange-faced Oompa Loompa characters from the childrens book and movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.