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Viral and fake: Reporter tweets photoshopped image of Trump posing with white supremacist

(Photo via White House)

A fake photograph showing President Donald Trump with an alt-right leader known as “Millennial Matt” went viral on Friday after it was tweeted by a Telegraph reporter.

“Millennial Matt” is a leader of the “Proud Boys,” a far-right men’s rights group founded by Gavin McInnes. He attended the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that resulted in three deaths and 35 injuries.

“Here’s a photo of @Millennial_Matt with Trump and carrying a burning torch in Charlottesville,” Middle East correspondent Raf Sanchez tweeted. “This isn’t complicated.”

Twitter screenshot of Millennial_Matt tweet

Sanchez tweeted “Millennial Matt’s” profile picture, failing to realize that it was photoshopped. It received almost 23,000 retweets.

Sanchez realized his mistake Sunday morning and tweeted the original image. The correction failed to reach 1,000 retweets.

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