Chelsea Clinton became the subject of ridicule across Twitter over the weekend as she asked whether a photograph of Abraham Lincoln wearing a Make America Great Again hat was photoshopped.
Users were quick to reply to Chelsea Clinton as she questioned whether or not the cover of the 2017 Lincoln Day Dinner program for Republican Party of Palm Beach County was photoshopped. The cover featured a classic portrait of Lincoln in black and wearing a large, bright red Make America Great Again hat.
Please tell me this is photoshopped. Please? https://t.co/WezDQx6IvT
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) March 25, 2017
Tyler Conway of the Bleacher Report was one of the first to reply:
no this is the exact hat lincoln was wearing when he signed the emancipation proclamation ppl forget that
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) March 25, 2017
And other users quickly joined in:
no I think that's the actual Lincoln portrait.
— Christopher Evans (@notchrisevans) March 25, 2017
I remember this photo was taken at the 1856 Republican National Convention and. is real.
— Sir Monty Hfuhruhurr MP, OBE, CBE, BBC, CNBC, AWOL (@BanjoHfuhruhur) March 25, 2017
Oh shit! I think you're onto something… pic.twitter.com/BOZDlfat6d
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) March 26, 2017
— Quantum Flux (@QuantumFlux1964) March 26, 2017
I have done some research Chelsea, and discovered that it IS photoshopped. So misleading tho.
— Jack Vale (@jackvale) March 27, 2017
Oh yes, Chelsea, it's as fake as the resume you have that earned an "achievement" award.
— Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) March 26, 2017
Clinton later claimed her “sarcasm” about the picture was too subtle:
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) March 27, 2017