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Fake Trump: Twitter On Rampage As The President Shares 2017 Photo Of 9/11 Tribute

Date September 13, 2018 18:51

In commemoration of the September 9/11 terror attacks, President Donald Trump shared this picture on his Instagram. The image showed the President and First Lady Melania flanked by White House staff and U.S. Marines on the White House lawn.

READ ALSO: Manhattan Salutes The Thousands Of People Lost In 9/11 With “Tribute Of Light”

While the picture may have looked ordinary to most people, some sharp-eyed Twitter users noticed something off. Standing to the right of the picture are two notable former members of the White House staff, Hope Hicks and Omarosa Manigault Newman.

Both women have long moved on from the White House and this clearly means the picture was not taken on September 9/11 this year. So why did the President share an old picture to begin with?

READ ALSO: Show Some Respect! Social Media Users Are Angry At Melania Trump For Posting Her Picture on 9/11

Was he trying to fool Americans?

To make matters even worse, the President’s note suggests the picture is new as he posted it just before leaving the capital for Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Departing Washington, D.C. to attend a Flight 93 September 11th Memorial Service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania with Melania. #NeverForget

Some commentators have called out the President for being guilty of the same “fake news” he constantly cries about to the media. Others suggested the President was too preoccupied with his tweeting to organize a new photo this year.

Drama in Shanksville

The President is still facing a lot of criticism for his double fist-pump and grimace greeting in Shanksville. This time, the fire is coming from both sides of the political divide. Many believe that the President’s gestures were inappropriate and out of place on what is supposed to be a solemn day of remembrance.

President Trump is well known for his out-of-the-box behavior and surprising comebacks to criticism. Is he going to respond to his critics this time and maybe apologize for his behavior or will he blame the Democrats for inciting Twitter against him?

READ ALSO: Donald Trump Was Brutally Slammed By Social Media For Doing A Double Fist Pump Before 9/11 Memorial Service

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