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"Have Eric Trump’s eyes always looked like that?" we wondered as we scrutinized a photo of President Donald Trump’s son with his arm wrapped around his brother, Donald Trump Jr.
"Donald Trump HATES this picture of his idiot sons, so definitely do not share it!" reads the description of the photo in a 2017 Facebook post that users are again sharing.
This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
Reader, Eric Trump’s eyes have not always looked like that. As both Snopes and Gizmodo reported three years ago, the image was altered. The original photo taken by Getty Images photographer C. Allegri shows the Trump sons in 2005 at Donald Trump Jr.’s wedding reception at Mar-a-Lago.
In the manipulated image shared on social media, Trump Jr.’s eyes appear closer together, his upper lip is bigger and his teeth changed. Eric Trump, meanwhile, has wide set eyes and some extra weight around his chin.
We rate this post Pants on Fire.
Facebook post, June 9, 2017
Snopes, Is this a real photograph of Donald Trump’s older sons? July 16, 2017
Gizmodo, This photo of the Trump sons is totally fake, July 12, 2020
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