FACT CHECK: Is This A Real Photo of Donald And Melania Trump With Stormy Daniels?

Christine Sellers | Fact Check Reporter

A photo posted on Twitter purports to show former President Donald Trump and former First Lady Melania Trump with porn star Stormy Daniels.

Verdict: False

The photo is digitally altered. The original photo of the Trumps appears in a 2016 Daily Mail article, while the original photo of Daniels appears on Wikimedia Commons.

Fact Check:

Trump and Daniels allegedly had an affair in 2006 after Melania Trump had given birth to she and the former President’s son, Barron, according to BBC News. The former president was indicted on more than 30 counts of business fraud stemming from an alleged “hush money” payment to the porn star, CNN reported.

The photo, viewed over 300,000 times on Twitter, appears to show the Trumps beside Daniels at a public event. “‘I never cared for horse face’ Trump just said in Waco. What the hell are they all doing together? Sorry I don’t know who took this picture,” the post purports.

The photo is digitally altered. There are no credible news reports indicating the former President and First Lady have ever been photographed with Daniels. Likewise, Daniels has not referenced the photo on her verified Twitter and Instagram accounts. In addition, neither of the Trumps has publicly addressed the purported photo.

The photo is digitally altered. The original photo of the Trumps appears in a 2016 Daily Mail article. Trump’s oldest daughter Ivanka can be seen standing next to Melania Trump in the photo from the same article. (RELATED: No, Trump Did Not Offer To Pay The Legal Fees For Protestors)

The original photo of Daniels can be traced back to Wikimedia Commons. The entry indicates the photo of Daniels was taken at the AVN Awards in 2006. Another image of Daniels captured at the event can be viewed on Getty Images.

Check Your Fact has contacted a Trump spokesperson for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.

This is not the first time a digitally altered photo has circulated online. Check Your Fact previously debunked a social media post purporting to show President Joe Biden groping Brazil’s First Lady, Janja Lula Silva, inside the Oval Office.

Christine Sellers

Fact Check Reporter