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  • Alberto Martinez | Austin American-Statesman via Associated Press: In this May 25, 2015, file photo, rescue workers grab the the hand of a man stranded in rushing water in Austin, Texas. The Associated Press has found a manipulated version of this photograph circulating on the Internet, which added a separate image of President Donald Trump in the raft reaching out to the man in the floodwaters.

Friday, September 28, 2018 2:39 pm

NOT REAL NEWS: Manipulated photo puts Trump in rescue raft

Associated Press

President Donald Trump was not involved in the water rescue of a man in Austin, Texas, despite a manipulated image circulating on the Internet, the Associated Press has reported.

In the May 25, 2015, file photo, which originated in the Austin American-Statesman newspaper, rescue workers grabbed the hand of a man stranded in rushing water in Austin.

The Associated Press has found a manipulated version of this photograph circulating on the Internet, which added a separate image of President Trump in the raft reaching out to the man in the floodwaters.