WILD conspiracy theories claim that Donald and Melania Trump’s 2020 White House Christmas portrait was photoshopped.
The bizarre claims surfaced after Melania, 50, shared their tuxedo-clad Christmas shot as the Trump prepares to leave the Oval Office in January, when Joe Biden will take over.
Wild claims have emerged that the Trumps’ Christmas photo was doctored[/caption]
New York Film Academy photo expert David Mager pointed outt he lack of ‘contact shadow’ between them[/caption]
Melania oversaw the festive decor this year and tweeted out the glamorous image last Friday, which saw the president and his wife smiling at the camera in their twinning tuxedos.
But photography experts have claimed the festive picture of the beaming couple standing underneath fir garlands was actually cut from an earlier one taken in London last year.
New York Film Academy photo expert David Mager pointed out “that the biggest telltale” is that there is “no contact shadow” between the president and first lady.
Mager told Inside Edition: “And a contact shadow is when two objects are actually touching each other in really life.
“So I would expect to see a contact shadow underneath the feet where the shoes are actually touching the red carpet and that for me is missing.”
Mager said there wasn’t a shadow where the feet were touching the carpet[/caption]
The New York Film Academy photo expert said there is ‘a paper cutout to the hairline for both of them’[/caption]
“There definitely has this feeling of sort of a paper cutout to the hairline for both of them, especially with the first lady,” he added. “What you notice, if you zoom in close, there is really no contact between his arm and her jacket.
“You would expect to see some kind of pressure where two things are pushing against each other, even a little ripple in the fabric or something like that.”
The photograph was reportedly taken on December 10 by White House photographer Andrea Hanks – the same day of the congressional Christmas party and other White House celebrations.
The couple didn’t shoot an official portrait last year but decided to take one for the last time as Trump prepares to leave office and Biden is inaugurated as president.
Melania oversaw the White House decoration job[/caption]
They decided to pose for their last official festive photo before Joe Biden takes office and moves into the WH with his wife, Dr Jill Biden[/caption]
The publication pointed out that Trump’s last public appearance was on December 12 at West Point but he has continued to rant about the election results on Twitter.
Tensions are reportedly running high at the White House as Trump refuses to concede to Biden and turns on top aides – including Vice President Mike Pence.
Aides claim the outgoing leader of the United States is questioning Pence’s loyalty and would view him validating the results as an unspeakable betrayal.
Axios revealed that things have gotten so tense at Pennsylvania Avenue that top aides are trying to stay away from the West Wing to avoid Trump’s ire.
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Trump has also reportedly targeted his counsel Pat Cipollone, Secretary of State Pompeo, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after his election conspiracy theories failed to overturn the result.
The Trumps’ last Christmas picture there comes after Melania’s former aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff released recordings of her saying “who gives a f**k about Christmas stuff” regarding the decorating.
CNN reported on the tapes on October 1 as Wolkoff promoted her book Melania & Me, which the outgoing first lady slammed as “idle gossip.”
Wolkoff secretly recorded Melania and leaked the tapes[/caption]
The book was released on September 1 [/caption]