Trump’s 2020 campaign attacks Washington Post for reporting the president is not actually Rocky Balboa
President Donald Trump’s campaign attacked The Washington Post with a bizarre claim.
The attack occurred after the president posted a photoshopped a picture of his face on the body of actor Sylvester Stallone’s body from the movie Rocky III.
https://t.co/11nzKwOCtU— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1574870079.0
The newspaper tweeted, “Trump tweets doctored photo of his head on Sylvester Stallone’s body, unclear why.”
The Trump campaign took issue with the newspaper’s characterization.
“Washington Post claims – without evidence – that [Trump] shared a ‘doctored’ photo,” the campaign wrote.
Washington Post claims - without evidence - that @realDonaldTrump shared a “doctored” photo. https://t.co/iOvNdsFJIc— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022))1574877139.0
Trump’s campaign was ruthlessly mocked for their attack, here’s some of what people were saying:
@TeamTrump @realDonaldTrump “The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, m… https://t.co/VFBeF9OQJF— Pé (@Pé)1574880625.0
@TeamTrump @realDonaldTrump So you’re claiming that Trump actually has Sylvester Stone’s body from Rocky III? Did… https://t.co/ERJ61giiq7— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1574973517.0
@TeamTrump @realDonaldTrump This is the thing with authoritarian regimes and their loyalists. They gaslight so much… https://t.co/lCfxh6sHXE— Olga Lautman (@Olga Lautman)1574901639.0
@TeamTrump @realDonaldTrump Need evidence? These are definitely undoctored photos. Check them out, @POTUS.… https://t.co/gOErQaD78W— SuzieR **JOE BIDEN/KAMALA HARRIS 2020** (@SuzieR **JOE BIDEN/KAMALA HARRIS 2020**)1574899628.0
@TeamTrump @realDonaldTrump Breaking: photographic evidence https://t.co/oLBwaG6UNa— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@☇RiotWomenn☇)1574948993.0
Spoiler: the photo is the evidence. https://t.co/NAsvmrDzN1— Scott Lincicome (@Scott Lincicome)1574985005.0
Is your argument here that it was real? https://t.co/5xGWyj3ixD— Gary Legum (@Gary Legum)1574977218.0
🤣🤣🤣 TFW you're living really really large. https://t.co/fNEjTjBgpZ— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)1574987550.0