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Loreben Tuquero
By Loreben Tuquero May 15, 2024

This image doesn’t show Timothy Olyphant holding a shirt with pro-Trump message. It’s altered.

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  • This image was altered. The original photo shows actor Timothy Olyphant attending an event in California in 2015, not holding up a shirt with a political message.

Does this photo show actor Timothy Olyphant holding up a shirt expressing support for former President Donald Trump?

"I love Trump because he pisses off all the people I can’t stand," reads the shirt, in a photo shared on Threads May 12.

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

Reverse-image search shows that the photo was altered. The original photo was uploaded online by Press Pass LA in April 2015 and shows Olyphant attending an event at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California, to promote the show "Justified." ​

(Screenshot from Threads)

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The Threads post placed Olyphant’s face on a different photo, making it seem as if he was holding up a pro-Trump shirt in a different location.

PolitiFact found no statements from Olyphant that show support for Trump. We reached out to Olyphant’s agent and have not heard back.

This photo was altered; it doesn’t show Olyphant holding a shirt with a statement supporting Trump. We rate that claim Pants on Fire!

PolitiFact Researcher Caryn Baird contributed to this report.

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