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Did Trump Post an Image Depicting Him as a Leader in the Revolutionary War?

Published Jul 5, 2023

Image Via @MiaFarrow/Twitter
On July 4, 2023, former President Donald Trump posted an image depicting himself as a military leader in the Revolutionary War.

On July 4, 2023, claims began to spread on social media platforms that former U.S. President Donald Trump had posted an image depicting himself as a military leader in the Revolutionary War.

"President Trump," a Twitter user posted on July 4, 2023. "Truth Trigger Alert," Attached to the post was an image that claimed to show Trump in a colonial uniform, surrounded by soldiers holding weapons.  

We found other posts about the claim on Twitter, including one tweet from an account that belonged to actress Mia Farrow.

We also found posts about the claim on other social media platforms, including Reddit, TikTok, and Facebook.

We found the claim was true. Trump posted the image to his Truth Social account on July 4, 2023. 

Reputable publications like The Independent and The Huffington Post also reported that the image had been shared from Trump's Truth Social account. 

The Independent reported the image was AI-generated, and one of several pro-Trump images and posts the account posted throughout the day. We've previously fact-checked other AI images, including an AI-generated image that showed President Joe Biden in an inflated bubble suit.



Garcia, Eric M. "Trump Mocked for July 4 AI Image: 'He'd Sell Us out Faster than Benedict Arnold.'" The Independent, 5 July 2023, https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-july-4-ai-image-b2369835.html.

Mazza, Ed. "Trump Shares Crude Biden Meme In Series Of Unhinged Holiday Rants." HuffPost UK, 5 July 2023, https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/donald-trump-joe-biden-holiday-rants-us_uk_64a52b49e4b0c7e9d8ea3dff.

"Truth Social." Truth Social, https://truthsocial.com/@realDonaldTrump/posts/110658638856839346. Accessed 5 July 2023.

Wrona, Aleksandra. "AI Made This Pic of Biden in an Inflated Bubble Wrap Suit." Snopes, 13 June 2023, https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/joe-biden-bubble-wrap-suit/.

Izz Scott LaMagdeleine is a fact-checker for Snopes.

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