A photo posted across social media appears to show Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) sitting at a desk, reading a Bible with an unusual figurine behind her. The figurine shows former President Donald Trump crucified on a cross while wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.
Is the photo of Marjorie Taylor Greene with Donald Trump hanging from a cross real?
- Nick Dyer, communications director for Marjorie Taylor Greene
- TinEye reverse image search
- An archive from Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter account
No, the photo of Marjorie Taylor Greene with Donald Trump hanging from a cross is not real. The image was doctored using a photo from Taylor Greene’s Twitter account.
WHAT WE FOUND
In a statement sent to VERIFY, Greene's communications director said the photo is "absolutely fake and an attack on her Christian faith."
Using TinEye, a reverse image search tool, VERIFY was able to trace the original photo to Greene's personal Twitter account.
Greene’s Twitter account, which had the handle @mtgreenee, was suspended in January after Twitter ruled she violated the platform’s COVID-19 misinformation policy, The New York Times reported.
Even though the account was suspended, TinEye still provided a link to the original tweet. VERIFY then used Wayback Machine, an internet archiving tool, and found an archive of the tweet posted by Greene that shows the original image without the Trump figurine.
The original image shows Greene sitting at a desk reading a Bible, and in the background, there are crosses hanging on the wall -- none of which depict a crucifixion or have a Trump figurine on them. The tweet with the original image was posted on Nov. 13, 2021.
This particular doctored photo has been circulating online since Greene tweeted the photo. For example, this Reddit post with the title “Fixed it,” shows the doctored image containing the Trump figurine was posted on Nov. 14, 2021.