Trump Supporters Try to Pass Off Woodstock Photo As a Photo of Trump MAGA Rally
Ah, what would we do without Trump supporters?
Oh, I know. We’d have Hillary Clinton as president and a normal running democracy. But I digress.
Trump supporters have been on Twitter spreading a meme that purports to show an enormous crowd at a recent Trump rally in Pennsylvania.
There’s just one problem though. The photo is actually from the Woodstock music festival in August of 1969. Which is obvious if you notice everyone is wearing tie-dye and bellbottoms and not racist red MAGA hats.
No, this is Not WOODSTOCK. This Is A TRUMP Rally In Pennsylvania Tuesday, May 21, 2019… About a MILLION PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP SUPPORTERS… VERY different from Obama or Killery Clinton Rallies with 5 to 20 people, including mostly Reporters from the Communist Socialist News pic.twitter.com/VSbbcgzhnF
— Jeffery Moss (@jeffmoss0069) May 22, 2019
Per Snopes, the original picture was taken by photographer Barry Z. Levine on 15 August 1969 and captured an aerial view of the massive festival crowd in Bethel, New York.
The president did hold a rally in Montoursville, Penn., in May 2019, and according to local news reports, thousands of supporters attended. However, Woodstock was a historic cultural event that was notable not just for capturing the zeitgeist of the Baby Boomer generation and the artists who performed there, but also its size. An estimated 400,000 celebrants attended the festival at its height.
Crowd size is a topic of some obsession for Trump, who made a fuss about images comparing the size of his inauguration crowd with that of his predecessor, Barack Obama.
Twitter had a field day:
Old conservatives might be the most gullible and moronic people in the planet. They post a picture claiming it’s NOT Woodstock, but a Trump rally. Except it’s literally fucking Woodstock pic.twitter.com/yFjR96TscQ
— jack (@jackdota) May 22, 2019
Amazing how people think the American public is stupid. This is definitely not a Trump rally. Woodstock crowds numbered 500,000 and more. No way in the world is a Trump rally going to number this many people. Look at the surrounding area does it look like Pittsburgh?
— Gloria Kelley (@DramaQueenGK) July 13, 2019
This is funny. Trump propagandist JRR posts photo for his crowd-obsessed mentally ill leader. He says it's a huge rally crowd and definitely NOT Woodstock.#Trump followers eat it up. pic.twitter.com/ecgWYPPomh
— John Moffitt (@JohnRMoffitt) June 23, 2019
NOT Kidding! (and still giggling) Trump supporters are circulating this photo of Woodstock as crowds at a Trump rally. Trump is still obsessed with crowd size… pic.twitter.com/nlZjsdWWyj
— Connee Conehead (@ConneeConehead1) May 28, 2019