Trump not happy with this ‘badly photoshopped’ face trending on social media

As the most powerful man on Earth, US President Donald Trump is used to having his photograph taken, although it’s usually done under carefully controlled circumstances.

Unfortunately for Trump, a recent picture has captured him at his less-than-polished best and he’s not exactly happy about it.

William Moon, the journalist behind White House Photos, posted a snap online that showed a visible edge to Trump’s tanned face. Naturally, it went viral, sparking thousands of memes, while in the US, the hashtag #orangetrump trended.

Unsurprisingly, Trump — who is notoriously twitchy about his appearance — took to Twitter to have his say, dubbing the photo ‘more fake news’ and claiming it was photoshopped.

Mr. Moon responded and said the photo was not ‘photoshopped’ but admitted he had used technology to tweak the image.

Similar pictures of Trump at the same time taken by official photographers clearly show a tan line, but the edge was not as visible.

Moon is not employed by the Trump Administration, nor is he a member of the White House News Photographers Association, but has attended press events at the White House for a number of years and journalists flocked to support him following Trump’s tirade.

They included Ami Magazine‘s senior Washington correspondent Jake K Turx, who tweeted that he had ‘hired @photowhitehouse for many jobs. I strongly vouch for his professionalism and character.’

Social media fans had a field day when the pictures were released. One tweeted: ‘I’m enjoying this Mrs Doubtfire remake’, while another compared Trump’s hue with a rather famous basketball.