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An Instagram post from Donald Trump Jr., intended to celebrate his father's presidency, is being mocked online over a glaring fabrication.
“Amazing. I guess there is a magic wand to make things happen and [Donald Trump] seems to have it,” the eldest Trump son wrote in a caption on the picture.
Junior just posted a photoshopped photo of his dad's approval ratings & artificially inflated Trump's rating so that it's higher than Obama's 😂 pic.twitter.com/eERSNsQJop
— William LeGate (@williamlegate) August 8, 2018
The picture shared by Trump Jr. is a largely genuine screenshot of a television broadcast, but a poorly edited overlay attempts to give his father a boost in approval ratings over former President Barack Obama.
As noted by The Hill, the picture originates from a Monday CNN segment with John King. A screenshot from the unaltered broadcast shows the true job approval numbers for the two presidents:
The post remained on Trump Jr.'s Instagram page for nearly two days before it was deleted on Friday. It's unclear if Trump Jr. altered the photo himself or simply lifted it from somewhere else and unknowingly shared the doctored image.
Trump Jr. regularly uses Instagram to support his father's career through political memes. One recent post took the form of an eye chart, but instead read, “HE'S STILL YOUR PRESIDENT LOLOLOL.”
Another recent post highlights an oil painting by Jon McNaughton of President Trump and members of his administration “crossing the swamp.”