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Does a viral photo of Donald Trump depict the President rescuing someone from floods during Hurricane Harvey?

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No.

The image is clearly doctored and as Bethania Palmer points out in a Snopes.com article, the context strains plausibility.

Origin and Prevalence

This is the fake image, circulated in late August 2017 as Hurricane Harvey was still dumping rain on the Houston area:

trump-rescue-1.png

And this is the undoctored, original image:

trump-rescue-2.png

To be more precise, the second image above is cropped from a larger image, a photograph taken by Alberto Martinez for the Austin Statesman in 2015.

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