Donald Trump Jr. wanted to brag about his father’s approval rating, but the only way to brag about it would be to fudge the numbers, so that’s exactly what he did. But not very well.
Junior wanted it to look like Trump’s approval rating was better than Barack Obama’s at this point in their presidencies, but since that wasn’t possible, he took a screengrab of a cable news graphic that compared Trump to Obama, and then Photoshopped a 50% approval rating over Trump’s real 40% approval rating so that it beat Obama’s 45% approval rating. He did such a botched job that you can actually see 40% trying to hide behind the 50%.
He then put it on Instagram, writing, ““Amazing. I guess there is a magic wand to make things happen and @realdonaldtrump seems to have it. #maga #amreicafirst [sic]”
Yes, fake news is real. Junior kept the ridiculous post up for over 12 hours before it finally disappeared.
Via Think Progress