A startling photoshopped picture of President Trump shows the former reality TV host without his signature orange-hued tan and infamous comb-over hairstyle to show what he would look like ‘au naturale’.
People say the “real” Trump looks like everyone from former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, to Russia President Vladimir Putin, to Daddy Warbucks in the movie Annie.
“I guess this is what Donald would look like if he was a normal man,” wrote New Zealand-based photographer Jordan Rivers on Facebook.
Rivers said he changed the president’s appearance by using the skin color around his eyes as reference for Trump’s natural skin tone.
“I wanted to see what would happen if I took the natural skin color from around his eyes and applied it to the rest of his face and took away the comb over and hair dye,” wrote Rivers. “So I guess this is what Donald would look like if he was poor.”
The stark contrast of the side-by-side images sparked an incredible response on both Facebook and Twitter.
The social media posts amassed more than 100,000 ‘likes’ and thousands of comments, varying in nature presumably depending upon the author’s political allegiance.
I told y’all trump photoshopped as a normal guy looks exactly like my grandpa ? mom confirms pic.twitter.com/iRsqlqTgl1
— beth (@BethDru) February 10, 2019
He actually looks better in your edited version
— Sarah Chambers (@sarahpolo10) February 8, 2019
At least much more relatable, perhaps even distinguished
— sehe (@sehetw) February 11, 2019
Definite Old Man Potter from It’s a Wonderful Life vibe.
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) February 10, 2019
— Coly O’Hare (@colydawg) February 9, 2019
Rivers, learning a bit about the current state of American politics, said it didn’t take long for Trump supporters to attack him personally for posting the picture online:
Holy crap people get offended when you don’t worship their president. I posted that Trump edit on facebook and within an hour have almost 1000 angry trump supporters messaging me all kinds of horrible shit. Relax fam. Damn. It’s just a silly photo.
— Jordan Rivers (@JordanRivers_NZ) February 7, 2019