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 TRUMP to 88022) (@Team Trump (Text TRUMP 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 @POTUS Oh, & then there's this: "Who wore it better?" https://t.co/N4nHbvIBMW— SuzieRB (@SuzieRB)1574899700.0
@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
He is a morbidly obese assclown that is so insecure needs to post something he isnt. #ImpeachTrump Without evidence… https://t.co/ZPHwgGgMfs— WeThePeople🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@WeThePeople🇺🇸🇺🇸)1574986010.0
I would like to remind everyone that one of the articles of impeachment against Andrew Johnson in 1868 was just for… https://t.co/v1k1NXtxGo— Arthur Chu (@Arthur Chu)1574983545.0
Did @TheOnion hack this account? https://t.co/CEURsySkCS— Steve Marmel (@Steve Marmel)1574961677.0