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Fact Checking a Viral Photo of Melania Trump
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Fact Checking a Viral Photo of Melania Trump

An image depicting her posing with a shovel on the grave of Ivana Trump is digitally altered.

A viral photo claims to show Melania Trump posing for a picture on the grave of Donald Trump’s ex-wife Ivana Trump:

The picture is digitally altered, and combines two photographs: One of Ivana Trump’s grave and the other of Melania Trump breaking ground for a tennis court on the White House grounds in October 2019. The latter picture can be seen in a tweet from Melania Trump at the time:

The person who shared the photo on Twitter later admitted in the replies that the photo was fake. 

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Alec Dent is a former culture editor and staff writer for The Dispatch.