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Trump is Angry that People Compared Him to a Photoshopped Photo of Hitler Holding a Bible

Donald Trump lashed out at the “lamestream media” on Wednesday for allegedly covering a photoshopped image that compared his holding a Bible during a Monday evening photo op at St. John’s church with Adolf Hitler similarly holding a Bible.

However, no cable network ever covered the fake image…which was called out as fake very early.

Ok, so here is a little backstory. Trump was reportedly upset by press coverage of his Friday night sheltering in a bunker during protests adjacent to the White House, so on Monday Trump arranged a walk to nearby St. John’s church, where he posed with a Bible in a press event that has largely been derided by his critics. Particularly because of how peaceful protestors were cleared out with brute force in the moments before.

That image of Trump posing with a Bible was photoshopped next to an image of Hitler with a Bible, going viral on social media despite the fact that a Bible had been photoshopped into Hitler’s hand. Again, the image of Hitler with the photoshopped bible was called out as fake very early…no liberals or anyone on the left was trying to push this obviously fake photo.

Robby Starbuck, a conservative filmmaker, tweeted that he reached out to Twitter “to ask about this totally fake photoshopped photo that has gone viral where they added a bible to Hitler’s hand,” before adding that Twitter “will be adding a manipulated media label to tweets sharing it soon.” This tweet was quote-tweeted first by reporter Henry Rodgers, then by Trump, who said “The knew it was Fake and went with it anyway. Lamestream Media is CORRUPT! ”

So Trump quote retweeted the above, and claimed that networks ran with the story anyway. Which didn’t happen.

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Trump followed with a now-standard critique of the “Fake and totally Slanted News”:

And you will note that Twitter did indeed add a notation that the photo is fake, which they should. Trump is bad enough, we don’t need to use fake images which he will only use to further play the victim.

Twitter had some thoughts, as well as some images that WEREN’T photoshopped:

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