Have you had enough of Donald Trump and his family? Guess not. A photo of Melania and Barron Trump surfaces on Twitter and it has attracted controversy, discomfort, and more unsettling fake images.
Donald Trump is quite the personality, with his presidential bid and victory causing quite a stir all over the world. But Donald Trump is not hogging the spotlight in his family. His wife, Melania Trump, has brought her fair share of controversy to the family ever since she was thought to plagiarize Michelle Obama in her Republican National Convention address last July, The Guardian reports.
Following the uproar caused by the plagiarism claim, Melania Trump again stirred scandal her way when media outfits, such as Mirror, published naked photographs of Melania for GQ Magazine, Maz Magazine, and a two-day photo shoot in New York in 1995.
This is why it did not come as a surprise that even though Donald Trump secured the presidential post in the recently concluded presidential elections, Five Thirty Eight reported that Melania Trump received the lowest nominee spouses favorability rating in July, garnering a net rating of -4 percentage points. Melania’s -4 net favorability rating is the lowest in all final campaign polls conducted since 1988.
And this depressing public view of the upcoming First Lady seems to only worsen by the day. Earlier this week, a photo of Melania Trump and son Barron Trump emerged on Twitter, garnering more than 4,000 retweets and 8,000 likes—and not because it’s liked by the Twitter community. If anything, the photo of Melania and Barron only spurred more discomfort and disapproval from the people who saw the photo.
JESUS CHRIST WHY CAN’T THE TRUMPS TAKE FAMILY PHOTOS THAT DON’T MAKE ME WANT TO CALL CPS pic.twitter.com/XpxneHML7e
— shauna (@goldengateblond) December 6, 2016
The photo shows 9-year-old Barron on top of his mother Melania, who is seated on the couch. He is posed as if he’s taking a photo of his ex-model mother. Some media outfits like Death and Taxes are calling the photo the Antonioni Blow Up treatment, which is a 1966 movie with a poster similar to the pose of Melania and Barron in the controversial photo.
A lot of people did feel immense discomfort looking at the photo, while some people are already hurling mockery and snide remarks at Melania and Barron.
@goldengateblond what is even happening in that
— ((( Rachel Sklar ))) (@rachelsklar) December 6, 2016
@rachelsklar I’d need to explain it with dolls in a therapist’s office
— shauna (@goldengateblond) December 6, 2016
@goldengateblond Or the Melania Protection Service. That photo is beyond creepy.
— MichaelMarshallSmith (@ememess) December 6, 2016
@goldengateblond what is this?! Is that the CHILD?!?! I CAN’T UNSEE THIS!!!!????????
— Marcie Bianco (@MarcieBianco) December 6, 2016
Apart from the negative reactions spurred by the photo, a couple of old photos of Donald Trump also surfaced, showing the same degree of discomfort and inappropriateness.
— dan_ps (@dan_ps) December 7, 2016
—???? Jingle Kells???? (@justkelly_ok) December 9, 2016
The controversial photos have also given birth to a fake photograph that puts Barron and Donald Trump in an even more incriminating position. The fake photo below shows Donald Trump and son Barron pointing on a framed copy of Melania’s nude GQ magazine cover.
— RepublicanNonTrump (@Republican4Hil) December 6, 2016
The Inquisitr has taken the liberty of confirming the validity of these photos and we have found that the first photo, showing Barron on top of Melania, is a real shot by Regine Mahaux in January of this year at the family’s apartment in Trump Tower.
The Inquisitr has, however, discovered that the last photo, showing Donald and Barron pointing at Melania’s nude GQ cover, is an edited image. The original photograph, also shot by Regine Mahaux in the same photo shoot as the first one, actually shows Donald and Barron pointing at a photo of a different man. It seems Melania’s nude GQ cover was only Photoshopped to replace the original photo on the frame to further humiliate the First family.
With fake photos and news crawling around the internet, it’s always best to double check sources before taking the bait.
It has been reported by Cosmopolitan that Melania and Barron are not moving to the White House along with Donald Trump after he is inaugurated, and will instead remain in New York until Barron finishes the school year.
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