Trump claims that AI was used to make him look fat while golfing

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By James Kay

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Donald Trump has expressed his rage over social media, claiming that AI has been used to make him look larger than he actually is.

They do say the camera adds 10 pounds.

AI appears to be taking over the world at the minute, but it's clear that it can be used in a harmful manner, as Taylor Swift unfortunately experienced.

That being said, former President Donald Trump seems to believe that he is the most recent victim of AI, but all isn't as it seems.

Trump raged on social media on Friday, claiming that media outlets used artificial intelligence to create a fake photo of him on the golf course with a massive gut.

Writing on Truth Social, Trump said: "The Fake News used Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) to create the picture on the top left. These are despicable people, but everyone knows that."

The photo in question depicts what appears to be the former commander-in-chief's mid-swing, with a protruding midsection straining against his shirt. However, despite Trump's claims, the image, although digitally manipulated, did not involve artificial intelligence.

According to fact-checking site Snopes, the photo originates from 2017 and features professional golfer John Daly, a supporter of Trump, with the former president’s head superimposed over Daly's body. Daly is a two-time major championship winner.

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Trump has hit out at the editing photos. Credit: Brandon Bell/Getty

Trump, who has previously listed his weight at 215 pounds, included genuine photos of himself golfing on Friday in his Truth Social post to highlight the disparity. He said: “Sadly, in our Country, Fake News is all you get!”

The specific media outlets responsible for circulating the Trump-Daly composite image remain unclear.

In other Trump news, a New York judge has handed down a mandate requiring former President Donald Trump to shell out over $350 million in a significant fraud lawsuit.

According to BBC News, the 77-year-old ex-president, alongside his adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, and the broader Trump Organization, faced allegations of inflating property values by more than $2 billion. These purportedly inflated values were allegedly used to secure more favorable loans.

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Trump has been ordered to pay $350 million in the fraud case. Credit: Pool / Getty

Judge Arthur Engoron had previously ruled in September that Trump was guilty of business fraud, consistently misrepresenting his wealth by millions of dollars. Financial documents overstating his assets were allegedly submitted to lenders, including banks and insurers, to facilitate various deals and loan approvals.

In addition to the hefty $350 million order, the former president has been barred from serving as a company director within New York state for a period of three years.

Despite the judgment, Trump maintains his innocence, vehemently denying any wrongdoing on his part.

Featured image credit: James Devaney/Getty

Trump claims that AI was used to make him look fat while golfing

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Donald Trump has expressed his rage over social media, claiming that AI has been used to make him look larger than he actually is.

They do say the camera adds 10 pounds.

AI appears to be taking over the world at the minute, but it's clear that it can be used in a harmful manner, as Taylor Swift unfortunately experienced.

That being said, former President Donald Trump seems to believe that he is the most recent victim of AI, but all isn't as it seems.

Trump raged on social media on Friday, claiming that media outlets used artificial intelligence to create a fake photo of him on the golf course with a massive gut.

Writing on Truth Social, Trump said: "The Fake News used Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) to create the picture on the top left. These are despicable people, but everyone knows that."

The photo in question depicts what appears to be the former commander-in-chief's mid-swing, with a protruding midsection straining against his shirt. However, despite Trump's claims, the image, although digitally manipulated, did not involve artificial intelligence.

According to fact-checking site Snopes, the photo originates from 2017 and features professional golfer John Daly, a supporter of Trump, with the former president’s head superimposed over Daly's body. Daly is a two-time major championship winner.

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Trump has hit out at the editing photos. Credit: Brandon Bell/Getty

Trump, who has previously listed his weight at 215 pounds, included genuine photos of himself golfing on Friday in his Truth Social post to highlight the disparity. He said: “Sadly, in our Country, Fake News is all you get!”

The specific media outlets responsible for circulating the Trump-Daly composite image remain unclear.

In other Trump news, a New York judge has handed down a mandate requiring former President Donald Trump to shell out over $350 million in a significant fraud lawsuit.

According to BBC News, the 77-year-old ex-president, alongside his adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, and the broader Trump Organization, faced allegations of inflating property values by more than $2 billion. These purportedly inflated values were allegedly used to secure more favorable loans.

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Trump has been ordered to pay $350 million in the fraud case. Credit: Pool / Getty

Judge Arthur Engoron had previously ruled in September that Trump was guilty of business fraud, consistently misrepresenting his wealth by millions of dollars. Financial documents overstating his assets were allegedly submitted to lenders, including banks and insurers, to facilitate various deals and loan approvals.

In addition to the hefty $350 million order, the former president has been barred from serving as a company director within New York state for a period of three years.

Despite the judgment, Trump maintains his innocence, vehemently denying any wrongdoing on his part.

Featured image credit: James Devaney/Getty