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Mon Dec 21, 2020, 10:58 AM

Shallow.. but odd... Trumps doctor WH Christmas photo?

My tinfoil hat theory...he didn't have covid before but has it now so couldn't be photographed?


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Reply Shallow.. but odd... Trumps doctor WH Christmas photo? (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2020 OP
Sanity Claws Dec 2020 #1
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2020 #5
panader0 Dec 2020 #6
SoonerPride Dec 2020 #33
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jmbar2 Dec 2020 #41
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George II Dec 2020 #47
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Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2020 #13
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George II Dec 2020 #50
Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2020 #61
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Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2020 #67
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PatSeg Dec 2020 #77
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Roland99 Dec 2020 #4
Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2020 #9
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Chellee Dec 2020 #10
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PatSeg Dec 2020 #20
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Laura PourMeADrink Dec 2020 #94
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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:03 AM

1. Photoshop yes

But the reason is that he is so angry, depressed, out of control that no photo would make him look good.
Melania looks younger.

Both of them are disproportionately small to the surroundings.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:10 AM

5. Don't see any old pics of her in a black tuxedo. But just

thought maybe there's an old pose that they put tux on?

While looking had to say this is really a funny pic...



Good point on him being too deranged to take photo now

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:14 AM

6. Someone should photoshop this photo of trump

with one of Melanoma's nude poses......
Merry XXXmas.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:12 PM

33. Panader0: You mean like this?

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:14 PM

35. LOL!

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:38 PM

41. keyboard clean up on Aisle 2!

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:23 PM

52. Shouldn't that be HIS hand?

Of course, we'd see more of (Billy) Bush.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #52)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:02 PM

88. only if it's aimed at an unsuspecting woman without her consent

that's how he operates

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Response to mnmoderatedem (Reply #88)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 03:53 PM

102. That ship has sailed in their marriage.

She's ready to self-deport.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:48 PM

66. +11!!1!

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #33)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 04:28 PM

80. ROFL

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #33)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 01:38 AM

93. Oh man

I wonder how many keyboards and monitors you ruined.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:27 AM

15. Her photo looks more recent

though clearly she ISN'T standing on those stairs, unless she took one of Alice's pills to make her smaller.

I agree that Trump looks so god-awful cranky these days, that such a pleasant smiling photo was unlikely to happen. As he devolves, he gets uglier and uglier each day.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:03 PM

29. Mercy, what a goon.

At least he’s got an infectious personality

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Response to mahina (Reply #29)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:50 PM

46. Infectious all right!

I see what you did there.

That's how future generations should remember him: infectious.

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Response to GopherGal (Reply #46)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 01:13 AM

90. +1

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:03 PM

30. What a horrible photo of a U.S. President... shameful

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:17 PM

36. melania looks.like the Warner brothers frog in that photo

or the ringmaster in a cheap circus

she hasn't got taste in her mouth

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:51 PM

47. Someone did this back then:

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Response to George II (Reply #47)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:36 PM

57. Ah, I always KNEW he was one of these!

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Response to George II (Reply #47)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 03:05 PM

76. OMG, that's hilarious!

 

I know it's pretty juvenile, but anything that is humiliating to this miserable POS just cracks me up inordinately.

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Response to George II (Reply #47)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 01:40 AM

95. Snort

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 02:22 AM

99. I agree. He supposedly depressed and is obviously deranged

the smile doesn’t make sense

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:07 AM

2. Definitely and poorly retouched

Not only did they shave off a hundred pounds or more and straighten his ill fitting pants...
but look at their shadows. That back staircase wall is at least 10 feet behind them yet their shadows
are what you'd get standing against it. It looks more like a really amateurish dropshadowing.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:15 AM

7. They shaved some pounds and years off of both of them.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:08 AM

3. They both look too small in that photoshop.


This image was played around with several times. Is anyone surprised??

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Response to secondwind (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:24 AM

13. Yes! Was just looking at stairs. They don't look unusually deep

So why does his shoe fit fine with room to spare?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:35 AM

18. I did a Google search yesterday

and found photos of those stairs going back to JFK and the proportions on this picture are ridiculously off. Whoever did it is not very skilled at Photoshop.

November 20, 1963

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:40 AM

19. Oh wow. So they should have had his feet hanging off edge?

Or in reality, it would be uncomfortable to stand on a stair for pic. Their first mistake

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:44 AM

24. Yes, as you said

the stairs aren't particularly deep. Everything these people do is artificial and fake.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:03 PM

50. JFK was 6'-0", the top of his head is almost even with that recessed molding next to the lower steps

...and he's standing on the floor. trump is 6'-3" (allegedly), he's on the SECOND step and is only a few inches above JFK's level.

Considering the 3" height difference and the 14" height of the second step (risers are generally ~ 7", trump's head should be near the center of the molding, but he's only at the bottom edge of it.

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Response to George II (Reply #50)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:40 PM

61. No. Angle has bigger effect on JFK, since it is wide angle lens and low and he is closer.


Better comparison is the couple on the second step. They are probably a little shorter but the angle is lower. JFK is much closer to the camera than they are.

In JFK's, the camera is actually looking up slightly and photographer is probably kneeling.

In tRump's, the camera is looking down and camera person probably on a 3 step ladder.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #18)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:38 PM

58. Wrong. People not analyzing carefully. Compare level of heads on 2nd stair to wall embossing. Same.


Even accounting for difference in angle and adjusting because tRump is nearly 6'3" in his shoes.

Also, the hang of tRump's neck wattle is different in the WH and Prince Charles photos.

There is undoubtedly a little photoshopping (retouching), but not swapping heads or bodies.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #58)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:52 PM

67. I don't know... I agree the photos aren't identical. But they are

Way too similar to not be from the same photo shoot? IMHO. So, if it is a completely documented fact that he was in England... How could he also look almost exactly the same in DC in Dec 2020?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #67)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 02:40 PM

70. Because he is the same person and not much time passed and he dyes his hair. . . . nt

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #67)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 03:14 PM

77. I think possibly a closer examination

of his hair might help to confirm it, as it never looks the same. Meanwhile, the Trumps are too small for that staircase.



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Response to PatSeg (Reply #77)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 04:26 PM

79. You keep stating that the Trumps are too small for that staircase.

That is not true and I can prove it.

HERE is the JFK and Jackie photo taken before the Grand Staircase. A man (I don't know who) is standing on the second stair of the staircase. I've added a red line connecting the top of the 2nd molding medallions. As you can see, the man is not standing fully erect; he's negotiating the stairs and looking down as he steps. The top of the medallions intersects his head just below the top.

HERE is the photo of the Trumps on the Grand Staircase. They are standing on the second stair. I've added another red line connecting the top of the 2nd molding medallions. Trump is standing fully erect for the photo, and the red line crosses his head about 4" from the top of his head, which is what I would expect.

Nothing is wrong with the scale despite claims of several people in this thread that the scale is "ridiculous," "laughable," "wrong," "completely wrong," et cetera.

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Response to Old Crow (Reply #79)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 04:43 PM

81. Okay

I think we've all spent far too much time examining this photo. I understand what you are saying, but something still doesn't look right to me. Maybe it isn't their height, but they sure don't look like they are standing on those stairs.

I've looked enough at that photo. Think I'll focus on something else for awhile.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #58)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 03:20 PM

78. Agree completely.

The amateur and misguided analyses in this thread have me shaking my head. Your analysis is more sensible; thanks.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:10 AM

4. His fingers are in different positions between the two photos

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:17 AM

9. Ew... You're right. Do you think it's from another snap they didn't publish?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:41 AM

21. photographers routinely take several snaps of photos

using different angles, exposure, etc. and then the best photo is chosen for publication.

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:17 AM

10. I noticed that too.

He just always stands like a lump. He looks bad in his clothes because his clothes don't fit. He thinks that loose clothing makes him appear thinner. No, they make you look shlumpy.

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Response to Chellee (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:21 AM

12. Loose clothing makes him look too cheap to hire a tailor

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:41 AM

20. There were undoubtedly

numerous photos snapped on that day. There almost always are.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:13 PM

34. You have to admit some trump WH jobs would be fun. You

go to work and someone says, "Ok, your assignment today is to make it look like they were happy and standing in these stairs."

If this story blows up the poor schmuck will surely get fired

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #34)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 02:53 PM

74. Ha, ha, ha!!!

I'm sure there have been lots of days like that. Everything is smoke and mirrors with this administration.

Guess it doesn't matter if the schmuck gets fired with barely a month to go!

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:27 PM

55. Agreed - most photographers would probably take at least 30 in one minute.

Could be anybody’s hands taken from any photo. I’m a photographer and I always make people thinner in photos but the deal is to do it in a subtle way so it still looks realistic. Looks like the photographer took 100 lbs off Trump.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #55)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 03:01 PM

75. Oh yes

Whenever you see a public event with the president, the sound of the cameras often drowns out anything else. When you have the opportunity you click as many shots as you can.

I've made people look thinner too, as well as smoothing out some wrinkles, removing dirt or a blemish, and adding a bit of a sparkle to their eyes.

Yes, that was an unusually flattering image of Trump. I'm sure he picked it out.

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 01:44 AM

98. I don't think so

I believe they actually stretched him for the stair pic to make him taller.
The artists also trimmed some thumb off. That happens

Overlay the two:


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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:16 AM

8. What is Melania wearing?

Can you imagine if Hillary or Michelle had worn a pant suit/tuxedo for an official WH photo? The outrage on FOX would be in full gear, "Why is she dressed like a boy?" "Is she a homosexual?"

Not a big deal, she's an awful person, but her attire means nothing, just pointing out if a Dem had worn that the Right would be losing their minds.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:44 AM

22. Well, not sure about Hillary... She always wore pants. But get the

point. IMHO melania has, in general, absolutely stunning clothes. Too bad they are worn by such a horrid person.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 01:41 AM

96. I remember the RWNJ's

having regular meltdowns over Hillary's pantsuits. Not to mention Michelle Obama's sleeveless dresses.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:20 AM

11. It would just kill them to be honest about anything

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:24 AM

14. It doesn't look like the same picture of him to me.

The angle is different. The hair is different. The hands are different.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:28 AM

16. It's totally photoshopped

I’m getting tons of photoshopped photos of people’s grandkids with Santa. It’s a Covid thing. You can manipulate the photo. That is the photo of Trump with a genuine happy smile. No one could get him to smile now.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:34 AM

17. ;-{)

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Response to Goonch (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:45 AM

25. +1. Covid badge?

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Response to Goonch (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:50 AM

26. OMG! The "father loves daughter" portrait...

... what a fucked-up family!

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Response to Goonch (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:46 PM

44. What is with the hair shelf?

That thing gets farther and farther away from his head. Is there some wire support holding it out and up?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:44 AM

23. It's Trumps' war on Christmas. Can't be disturbed to stand for

an original photo. Look how short he is compared to her.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:54 AM

28. I suspect it has more to do with the war they have on each other.

Melania already has one foot out the door. I'm sure she does everything she can to avoid being near him, let alone get photographed for the Christmoos that neither she nor her asshole husband "gives a fuck about."

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Response to NCjack (Reply #23)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:08 PM

31. Yes... Can't be disturbed! Old pic but fitting

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 11:51 AM

27. Um, that is Prince Charles

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:10 PM

32. This Xmas photo is so obviously photoshopped.

They both look like paper dolls superimposed on the background.
Too uninterested in a real photo I guess. Maybe they should hire someone who knows what he is doing.
This photo is laughable.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:17 PM

37. Not the same photo.


Bottom photo shows more fat under chin and right index finger is more curved.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #37)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:26 PM

38. Yup... Perhaps a photo from same event. Too many similarities not to be.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #37)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:40 PM

60. In Photoshop, you can remove fat under chin in so many ways

You can raise the shirt collar, darken and shrink the fat, pull the chin down. With one click - 2 seconds - you can shrink someone’s nose. People expect this now if you photograph them.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #37)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:41 PM

63. They edited the fat out

Of course

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:31 PM

39. maybe not COVID but just massive pouting

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:34 PM

40. Hand is more curled in Charles shot and smile bigger goofier in Christmas.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:39 PM

42. She definitely looks older than that these days.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:43 PM

43. Let's overlay those two images and see if they match

I'll leave it up to the jury
It's interesting to note that they stretched a couple inches of height in the Melania pic. that's why the cumberbund and hands are at slightly different heights. i was going to stretch the pic out of proportion to fit, but realized why it didn't quite line up.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #43)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 01:25 AM

91. Bravo!!! You nailed it. Same photo shoot for sure! No way

He would look that happy just the other day.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:50 PM

45. I think it is a double for her and photo shop of him

She never looks that natural and he looks haggard and constantly defeated and angry and a lot older these days. That picture of him was taken at the beginning of his reign of terror.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:58 PM

48. I'll weigh in...

I do a fair amount of work with Photoshop and I've studied the photos carefully. My findings:

1. Those aren't the same images of Trump.
No one's borrowed the image from the Prince Charles photo and inserted it into the Xmas photo. Under close examination, you can see numerous differences in the angle of the shot, the direction the eyes are looking, the positions of the throats and chin, etc. I can understand why someone might think the photos are the same: Trump is famous among photographers for getting into the exact same pose and facial expression whenever he has a photo taken. It's canned and automatic; photographers hate it because it is impossible to get him to adopt any other pose than the "tried and true" one he's been using for decades.

2. I think Trump and Melania are, indeed, posing on those stairs; they weren't Photoshopped in.
If you look at the marble floor in front of them, you can see the reflection of their lower legs in the polished stone. It's unlikely that those reflections were added. Not impossible, of course, but unlikely -- if the reflections weren't there, no one would miss them, so I can't see someone putting in the effort, especially when adding another fake detail might make it easier to detect the manipulation.

3. Similarly, I'm not convinced Trump and Melania are too small for the photo.
That's a colossal staircase. I think most observers are thinking in terms of their staircase at home, don't have an appreciation for the palatial scale of the photo's architecture, and are making a bad call. If you want to see another example of how the Grand Staircase of the White House tends to dwarf people, take a look at this photo of JFK, Jackie, and guests walking through it.

Do I think the photo has had some Photoshop manipulation? Yes, definitely; particularly in the case of Melania. I'm just saying that it appears to me the two of them were, indeed, posing on that staircase. Also, for what it's worth, a HUGE amount of studio lighting was brought to bear for the shoot. At least two very large light boxes were placed at 45 degrees to the left and right, with another head-on. The boxes have softened all the shadows and that's one reason people are thinking the photo is faked.

My two cents.

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Response to Old Crow (Reply #48)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:39 PM

59. Agree.

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Response to Old Crow (Reply #48)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:45 PM

64. I'll weigh in as I do stock photography for Getty Images

And spend hrs a day on Photoshop - it's photoshopped.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #64)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 02:40 PM

71. Photoshopped how? Based on what?

In my own post, I wrote: "Do I think the photo has had some Photoshop manipulation? Yes, definitely; particularly in the case of Melania."

Are you claiming these images of Trump and Melania were added to the backdrop from another photo or photos entirely? Or are you simply claiming the image was adjusted with Photoshop (which is more or less a given)?

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #69)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 02:44 PM

72. Yeah, I'm not seeing that.

I see some expected color noise around Trump's feet, nothing else. In terms of artifacts around Melania's feet, meh: Maybe. I see some definite manipulation going on around her head, not so much her feet.

Image of feet greatly magnified here.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:00 PM

49. It's not fricking PhotoShop, people! It's a real photo of a different person

from a different event. Whoever Frank Verdosa is, he is fooling you, and all your sleuthing is for naught. It's a real photo, just not from a Christmas party and not with the doctor.

It's Prince Charles and Camilla with Trump and Melanoma, at a tea to discuss climate change, from June 2019, at Clarence House.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #49)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 01:34 AM

92. We are talking about the recent Christmas photo.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #92)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 12:22 PM

100. Oh, I see ... but why the 89 responses?

So thank you (I was distracted yesterday). But of all the massive issues to be discussed—the ever-spreading pandemic, the economic crisis, the hacking of government agencies, climate change, the Georgia elections, the incoming president and his cabinet, and various world affairs—why such massive interest in this insignificant topic?

So we have a president who is currently either too deranged from his loss to pose for a new photo, or too fat from hate-eating junk food to fit in his tuxedo anymore, and so they hijacked a photo from a year and a half ago to use in the Christmas card. Is this important? Or even interesting? I am totally bewildered. I'm thinking we need to triage our topics here; and it's time to stop talking about Trump.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #100)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 01:14 PM

101. Like I said, shallow topic. It's a diversion from all the horror.

If you fill every hour with doom you will go crazy with sadness.

The reason this post has responses is that some people like puzzles and interesting mysteries. Just a personality thing.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #49)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 01:42 AM

97. Superimpose on image over the other

I'd say it's a match

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:13 PM

51. Anyone can do it

https://www.capturethemagic.com/start?from=mobile make a Christmas card with Santa or anyone. Insert any photo.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:25 PM

53. No wonder his hands are so tiny....

They are really munchkins. Or maybe they are the flying monkeys, hard to tell.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:27 PM

54. It isn't photoshopped, he just does not know how to stand

with that much body weight and decades of sitting behind desks. The man has the worst posture ever seen.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:32 PM

56. It'z the internetez...it must be true!

Come on people...we got better things to do with our time...lol

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #56)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 02:47 PM

73. Agreed. DU group-think seems to have set in about this topic, and it's a waste of time. (N/T)

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:41 PM

62. I don't doubt that he had Covid, BUT...

he got treatments that Americans don't have access to. They hopped him up on steroids to get him through those last rallies before the election. He's now collapsing physically, mentally, and emotionally. He's a Covid long-hauler.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:47 PM

65. All I can think about when I see the faraway photo....

"And how about Marla Hooch?"

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 02:07 PM

68. Photoshop and not a real good one...

Zoom in on his left shoe it’s cut off by a red something or other. Plus the amount of “artifacts” around her right shoe you can tell it was all put together.

Sloppy job!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 06:07 PM

82. this is an obvious photoshop but the two pictures aren't the same theyre different poses

 

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Response to The Snitch (Reply #82)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 06:31 PM

83. Welcome to DU

on this Winter Solstice!

We were saying above that the photo could have been taken at the same time as the other Prince Charles one, as photographers tend to snap off a bunch of photos at one time. Of course, he often strikes the exact same pose, so it could be from another day. It just doesn't look terribly recent to me.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #83)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 06:43 PM

84. i agree

 

looks like it could easily be from the same series of photos.. i really don't think trump is posing for any new christmas photos given his delusions and depression since he lost the election

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Response to The Snitch (Reply #84)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:13 PM

85. And the few times we've seen him

he has looked absolutely awful.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:47 PM

86. Imagine if Michelle Obama had posed in a man's tux

for an official WH Christmas photo. Just sayin.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 07:53 PM

87. These were the cardboard flats used to get ready for the card shot. The real deal shots were bad ...

Melania Trump just did not want to get too close to Donnie. In the end, as kind of a joke, someone said, "Why don't we use the setup flat?" And there you go.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #87)

Tue Dec 22, 2020, 01:39 AM

94. DUzy!!!!!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 09:27 PM

89. Photoshlub

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