CLAIM: This photo shows Jill Biden, first lady, in a bright lobster-print shirt as she walks with President Joe Biden.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: Altered photo. An edited news photo showing the first lady dressed in all-white has been altered to include the lobster design. The photo, which is Online public accessThe Bidens are seen returning from Camp David in May 2021.
FACTS state dinner A picture of Jill Biden, dressed in a lobster-patterned outfit, was shared widely by social media platforms. It was taken at the French Presidential Emmanuel Macron’s Maine lobster dinner.
The photo shows the president and first lady walking on grass together. The first lady — Pink, crustacean-themed clothing was seen on the model — While the president is sporting sunglasses, the president is wearing sunglasses.
Many people shared the image on social media as if they were real. The photo was posted on Dec. 2, and shared more than 4,000 times. It continued to circulate through the weekend. “What an embarrassment,” wrote one Twitter user who shared the photo Sunday.
However, the image isn’t just fishy in one way. The original photo was Published by United Press InternationalThe news agency. This photo shows the first lady wearing an all white outfit. It is not possible to see any lobster-themed clothing. The photo’s caption states that it shows the president and the first lady returning to the White House from Camp David in Washington, D.C., in May 2021.
The Associated Press Publiziert Similar photos were taken of the Bidens at that time, where they are seen wearing identical outfits in the exact same place. The AP photos date back to May 23, 2021.
The White House was criticised for its Maine lobster-based dinner at Macron’s. According to the AP, Oceana, an international organization for ocean conservation, opposed the dish. Maine lobster fishing was just recently regulated. Declared unsustainable by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch and the Marine Stewardship Council. Democratic Maine Congressman Jared Golden, meanwhile, rebuked the president on Twitter on Nov. 30 for serving the seafood while regulating local lobstermen “out of business.” Maine lawmakers have criticized potential Federal restrictions Lobster fishing is an industry that aims to protect whales
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