Over the weekend, a tweeted photo of President Donald Trump made the social media rounds. In it, Trump is captured walking on the South Lawn of the White House grounds on Friday.
Now, Friday was a very windy day in Washington as a front blew through and the temperature dropped from the 60s in the morning to the 30s in the afternoon. That wind blew the President’s hair backward on his head as the photo was taken – and revealed what appeared to be a dark layer of make-up (or self tanner) around Trump’s face and abruptly ending at his jawline. Dark and then, suddenly, stark white.
Like many things that fly around the Internet, the picture would have been forgotten had it not been for – you guessed it! – Trump using his own Twitter feed to respond to it.
“More Fake News,” he wrote about the picture. “This was photoshopped, obviously, but the wind was strong and the hair looks good? Anything to demean!”
So, in search of the truth, I went looking for a photo of the same moment from another photographer – or as close to it as I could find. And this is what turned up – a picture taken from a slightly differen