FACT CHECK: Viral Photo Purporting To Show Trump Dancing With 13-Year-Old Girl Is AI-Generated
An image shared on Twitter purports to show former President Donald Trump dancing with a 13-year-old girl on late financier Jeffrey Epstein’s island.
.@RepMTG Hey Marge, here’s a photo Of Trump dancing with a 13 year old girl, on Epstein’s private island. Trump was a Democrat at the time. so, is he then part of that cabal of Satan worshipers? pic.twitter.com/A90zDmWkyu
— ViveLaLiberté! (aka MV) #SlavaUkraini (@MaquisVive) June 14, 2023
A scan using Hive Moderation reveals the image is 99% likely to have been created using artificial intelligence (AI).
Aileen Cannon, the U.S. District Court judge who is overseeing Trump’s case, has ordered the former Republican President’s lawyers to seek security clearances, according to Politico. Cannon wants all of Trump’s lawyers to file a notice saying they’ve complied with the order by Jun. 20, CNN reported.
The Twitter image, viewed over 100,000 times, purports to show Trump dancing with a 13-year-old girl on Epstein’s island. Text overlay on the photo indicates Trump was in his fifties when the supposed photo was taken.
The claim is false. A scan using Hive Moderation reveals the image is 99% likely to have been created using AI. The results reveal that the image was probably created using the AI program, Midjourney.
Check Your Fact also reviewed the image and noted a few details that draw its authenticity into question. First, the man standing in the background of the photo appears to have six fingers. Second, the woman standing behind Trump on the right appears to have a deformed ear. Finally, Trump’s eyes appear to be brown instead of blue in the photo.
A reverse image search also does not generate the alleged photo of Trump. Most of the photos included in the search results show Trump with his eldest daughter Ivanka. (RELATED: Image Claims To Show Donald Trump Appearing Noticeably Older)
Furthermore, the former Republican President has not publicly mentioned the supposed photo on his TRUTH Social account.
Check Your Fact has contacted a Trump spokesperson for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.