GOP Congressman Faces Backlash For Sharing Fake Photo Of Obama With Iranian President

It has only been seven days into the new year and President Donald Trump has flipped the country upside down by assassinating Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and then threatening to target Iranian cultural sites on Twitter. To say it’s been a lot is an understatement.

Instead of taking the situation seriously or considering the toll President Trump’s actions will take on Iranians and American troops, Republican congressman Paul Gosar shared an image of former president Barack Obama shaking hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Except it wasn’t Rouhani because the two had never met. The image was photoshopped.

Remember, this is a person tasked with making the most important decisions for our country and our citizens.

CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski was one of many journalists to point out the photoshopped image, with Kaczynski’s call-out tweet getting two times the likes as Gosar’s original tweet.

Kaczynski later tweeted an image showing how bad Gosar’s tweet got ratioed.

Gosar responded to being called out by doubling down on the image, arguing that he’d never said it wasn’t photoshopped.

The backlash on Twitter was swift as users called for Gosar to delete the photoshopped image.

At the time of writing, Gosar’s tweets are still live.

Many people pointed up that Gosar is up for re-election in 2020.

Maybe the best part out of all this is that users kept pointing out that his own family doesn’t like him.

Ouch.