Team Trump reignites jokes over president's Rocky picture after they claim there's 'no evidence' it was 'doctored'
Hours after President Donald Trump created controversy by tweeting a depiction of himself as the film character Rocky Balboa, the Trump Campaign re-ignited the buzz around the picture, claiming there is "no proof" it was doctored.
Trump was mocked on social media for posting an image of his head pasted onto actor Sylvester Stallone's body, as we had reported earlier.
Although it was evident that the picture shared by the president was photoshopped, Trump Team took to Twitter, writing to its 1.3 million followers on Thursday, November 28, saying: "Washington Post claims – without evidence – that @realDonaldTrump shared a 'doctored' photo."
The picture posted by the president appears to show the same body used in promotional materials for Rocky III, merged with the 73-year-old Republican leader's head and a different background.
Trump posted the picture on Wednesday, days after his unscheduled visit to the hospital for a physical checkup. He also bragged that doctors praised his physique during his checkup.
"The first thing they do is say, 'Take off your shirt, sir, and show us that gorgeous chest. So we want to see. We've never seen a chest quite like it,'" Trump said while speaking at a campaign rally in Florida.
Team Trump eventually retweeted a Washington Post article questioning why Trump had posted the bizarre picture. The campaign's social media manager could have been poking fun at Trump's multiple accusations of the outlet being "fake news".
Multiple social media users, however, slammed Team Trump for insinuating that the photoshopped picture may not be morphed. One social media user wrote: "OMFG - you people are morons." While another quipped: "Our eyes still work, chief."
"So you're claiming that Trump actually has Sylvester Stone's body from Rocky III? Did they attach his head at Walter Reed?" another wrote.
One Twitter user joked that if Trump is Rocky, 2020 Democratic candidate Kamala Harris is film character Apollo Creed. "Need evidence? These are definitely undoctored photos. Check them out," one Twitter user wrote attaching an image of Trump golfing and comparing his body to a shirtless Barack Obama.