Fake America Great Again

A photograph of Donald Trump supporters wearing "Make America White Again" shirts at a rally is an altered version of a less controversial picture.

Claim: Photograph shows Donald Trump supporters wearing "Make America White Again" shirts at a rally.


Example: [Collected via Twitter, March 2016]

Origin:In early March 2016, the image shown above began circulating on Facebook, depicting four women at a Donald Trump rally purportedly wearing t-shirts bearing the slogan "Make America White Again."

The claim was a riff on Trump's much-debated campaign slogan "Make America Great Again," a phrase that opponents countered by asserting America never "stopped being great." However, Trump's words resonated with his base, and the slogan appears on a plethora of shirts, hats, and other Trump campaign items.

It wasn't difficult to determine that the photograph had been altered. The original dated to at least December 2015 and showed that the pictured Trump supporters had simply reproduced Trump's rallying phrase, with the third woman's shirt digitally changed to read "WHITE" rather than "GREAT":

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Last updated: 21 September 2016

Originally published: 10 March 2016

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