‘Who thought Phoenix had that much green?’ Trump fans used fake photo to wildly inflate rally size
President Donald Trump’s supporters got caught — again — promoting a fake photo to show how their president is the greatest president of all time.
According to AZ Central, a popular photo meme that purports to compare the size of the crowd of protesters versus the crowd of supporters in Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday night is actually a Getty Images shot of a 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers victory parade.
“And frankly, anyone who is at all familiar with Phoenix should have known better. It’s a desert people,” wrote AZ Central’s Kellie Hwang and Garrett Mitchell. “Who really thought Phoenix had that much green?”
Just did a reverse search and the image on the left is from 2016 Cavs parade. Liars! pic.twitter.com/5erHsY7bGa
— tramosUSA (@voteblue16) August 22, 2017
It was easily debunked through an image search.
— vid (@vid_icarus) August 22, 2017
This is just the latest instance of Trump supporters spreading easily debunked disinformation online. On Saturday they used photos of black Trump supporters from the 2016 RNC in Cleveland and claimed they were from Boston’s “Free Speech” rally on Saturday. They’ve repeatedly howled with outrage over phony “Antifa” accounts that were set up by people on their own side.
The Arizona Republican Party got caught using a photo of comedian Margaret Cho as an example of an Asian-American Trump supporter.
Behind-the-scenes photos show that in fact, Tuesday’s rally was sparsely attended by a small group of diehard Trump supporters.