Fact Check: Image of Donald and Melania Trump With Stormy Daniels Has Been Altered

A digitally altered image is circulating online purporting to show Donald and Melania Trump alongside Stormy Daniels, who has alleged she had a sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006. The original photograph was taken of the Trumps at the 2005 Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars. Daniels does not appear in any of the publicly available photos taken of the Trumps at that event.   

The photograph of Daniels that has been superimposed on the photo of the Trumps was taken at the 2006 AVN Awards, a pornography awards show. Another photograph shows Daniels with the same hair, makeup, and outfit holding a trophy she received at that event. 

On April 4, Donald Trump was arraigned in Manhattan on criminal charges relating to an alleged hush money payment to Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign.    

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