Just when Donald Trump was receiving a fine of $355 million in a New York court at the conclusion of his civil fraud case, the famously thin-skinned former president published photos on his Truth Social that made him look fat.
‘The fake news used artificial intelligence (AI) to create the image. “They are despicable people, but everyone knows it,” Trump criticized.
‘The other photos are of me hitting golf balls today to show the difference. Unfortunately, in our country, all there is is fake news!’
The post, which showed a photo of Trump with a belly, was accompanied by three others showing a slimmed-down Donald, and came at exactly the same time that the judge in his case in New York, Judge Arthur F. Engoron, was broadcasting his failure. .
However, further investigation reveals that the image is not AI at all, but rather a Photoshopped image of 57-year-old golf cult hero and long-time Trump supporter John Daly in an image taken in 2017. .
Just as Donald Trump was fined $355 million in a New York court on Friday, the former president posted photos on his Truth Social that made him look fat.
Trump claimed that this image was generated by AI and that it showed him fat
The real photo is actually that of two-time top winner and Trump supporter John Daly.
The former president spent a significant amount of time on the golf course during his term and continues to do so, but the image posted Friday afternoon was created digitally by superimposing a photo of Trump’s head on an actual image of Daly.
The remaining three images in the post showed a slimmer figure while Trump played on one of his Florida golf courses.
Daly, a two-time major champion, has been a Trump fan, so for some time the pair played golf together several times.
The couple also shares a love of McDonald’s and Diet Coke.
The golfer promised in 2020 to reduce his consumption of Diet Coke and cigarettes after being diagnosed with bladder cancer. Two years later, he revealed that the cancer was benign.
Trump then posted a series of three photos of him playing at his Florida golf course.
One photograph showed Trump looking particularly svelte as he hit the links.
The images were part of a trio of images posted by Trump showing a slimmed-down Donald.
That’s not to say there aren’t plenty of doctored photos online, like this misinterpretation.
Trump playing at his Trump International golf course in West Palm Beach in a recent photo
Trump has been photographed at his golf courses for several years from various angles.
Trump is seen at Trump International Golf Course West Palm Beach Florida in 2022
Daly told sportswriter Graham Bensinger in a 2016 interview that he simply hates drinking water and loves the taste of Coke more.
“I used to drink 12 to 20 Diet Cokes a day,” Daly told Bensinger. ‘I used to go to McDonald’s three or four times a day. For me, they always had the best Diet Coke.
Last year, Daly strongly supported Trump when he boldly stated that the former president needs to return to the White House next year for the good of America.
Daly, a former PGA Tour stalwart who now plays primarily on the senior circuit, has known the former president for more than three decades, even describing him as a “great friend” in a 2017 Instagram post.
And nine months before the 2024 presidential election, Daly said he and his fellow professionals are supporting Trump’s return to the White House.
“I think all of us on tour want Dad Trump to come back,” he told Tucker Carlson in an interview last December.
The two-time major winner has known Trump since the 1990s and has played golf with him.
Daly is pictured with his family and ‘great friend’ Trump in the Oval Office in 2017.
The 1995 champion wore stars and stripes shorts and a sweater with Donald Trump’s name during the British Open in July 2023.
Daly also turned heads on the course with his pants, which featured dozens of skeletons, seen here during the first round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in May 2022.
Recently, Trump has been a prominent figure at LIV Golf tournaments, where he has been warmly received by the likes of Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau.
When asked if he thought Trump could win this year’s election, Daly revealed that he was praying for him to triumph.
“He needs to win, I pray to God he wins,” he insisted. ‘Just for the satisfaction of uniting our country again and getting common sense back in here.
‘Look what he did, how great was our country during the four years he was in office? Now look at it. No secure borders. I mean, what the hell happened? Where did he go? I loved the four years Dad Trump was in. And everything went to hell in two or three years.”
The two-time Major winner not only praised Trump, whom he described as an “incredible, intelligent individual,” but also the entire former First Family.
Daly is pictured with a Diet Coke in hand during practice for the 1999 US Open.
John Daly is seen during a practice round at the Open at Royal Liverpool, Wirral in 2023.
He then boldly and bizarrely claimed that some of the biggest international conflicts of recent years would have been avoided if the 45th president had secured a second term in November 2020, referencing the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and, more recently, to the current Israeli invasion. -Hamas war this year.
“I’ll back him until he dies,” Daly said. “He is one of the greatest human beings I have ever met. The family is amazing. Once you get to know them, they are just good-hearted people. He just wants to help Americans and protect our country.
“I think Putin would never have invaded Ukraine and I don’t think Hamas would have attacked Israel like it did if Trump was in office.”
Daly, who won five times on the PGA Tour, revealed that Trump had predicted his own presidency in the 1990s during a conversation with the professional golfer at a pro-am.
“We played a pro-am, we went out in the back and we talked a little bit and when he got up, he said, ‘Mark my word, someday I’m going to be president of the United States.’ This was in 1992, 1993, 1994 maybe,” Daly told a stunned Carlson, adding that he believed in the then real businessman.