On October 30, US president Donald Trump shared an image of himself supposedly awarding a medal of honour to Conan, the military dog who helped chase down IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “American Hero,” the president tweeted.
AMERICAN HERO! pic.twitter.com/XCCa2sGfsZ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2019
The image however is not genuine but a work of photoshop. Incidentally, Trump had himself shared the original image of Conan on October 29.
We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi! pic.twitter.com/PDMx9nZWvw
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2019
This was superimposed upon a photograph of the president awarding a medal of honour to James McCloughan in 2017. McCloughan is a retired army medic who was honoured for saving the lives of 10 people during the Vietnam War.
The morphed image was created in jest by American conservative website The Daily Wire.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 29, 2019
US president Trump tweeted an image where James McCloughan was replaced with a photo of Conan, the military dog, who was a part of the operation to take down IS leader Baghdadi.
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