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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke July 8, 2020

No, this photo of Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein in a limo is fake

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  • A photo of Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump was doctored so that it looks like Trump is embracing Jeffrey Epstein. In the original image, Trump is embracing his daughter.

President Donald Trump once called Jeffrey Epstein a "terrific guy," but this photo that appears to show him with his arm around the financier, who was accused of running a sex-trafficking ring before killing himself in custody, is fake.

In the image that’s being shared on Facebook, "Epstein" has his hand on Trump’s leg and the president is kissing the back of his head. 

The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.) 

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That’s because it’s a poorly doctored photo — you can see Ivanka Trump’s hair spilling out from behind Epstein’s face. The original image is from 1995 and shows the future president with his then-13-year-old daughter. 

This isn’t the first photo of Donald and Ivanka Trump that has been manipulated in connection with Epstein. In July, we fact-checked another photo that was edited to make it look like Epstein was with the father-daughter pair.

We rate this image Pants on Fire.

Correction: The original photo is from 1995. This story previously said it was from 1990. 

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