Trump Campaign Roasted for Horribly Photoshopped Pic of Washington Monument 'Demolition' Under Biden
President Donald Trump and his allies have frequently used hyperbolic scare tactics to drum up fear of what the United States would look like under the presidency of Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Trump vowed that a Biden presidency would "hurt God," lead to unmitigated violence in the streets, and prolong the pandemic that's killed nearly 250 thousand Americans.
As recently as Monday, the President said Biden would turn America into a "prison state—locking you into your home while letting far-left rioters run free" if granted the keys to the White House.
Joe Biden is promising to delay the vaccine and turn America into a prison state—locking you in your home while letting far-left rioters roam free. The Biden Lockdown will mean no school, no graduations, no weddings, no Thanksgiving, no Christmas, no Fourth of July, and...
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2020
Undeterred by polling signs that show these tactics aren't changing the electoral landscape of 2020, the Trump campaign's Twitter accounts suggested that Biden would tear down the Washington Monument if elected.
They used a badly Photoshopped picture to get their point across.
This would be Joe Biden's America pic.twitter.com/qCILb8SMNo
— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) November 2, 2020
The picture shows a half-standing Washington Monument surrounded by cranes, with a CNN headline reading "DEMOLITION OF WASHINGTON MONUMENT UNDERWAY."
At no point has Joe Biden suggested that he would advocate for the demolition of the Washington Monument, which has stood for over a century.
In an attempt to justify the bogus claim, Trump's campaign included an article that reported on the findings of a task force initiated by DC's Democratic mayor Muriel Bowser. The task force found that 70 percent of monuments in DC were named for white men, with the Washington Monument among them. Neither Bowser nor the report called for the monument to be demolished.
The hysterical tweet was met with widespread mockery for its sloppy use of Photoshop.
OMG: Joe Biden is demolishing the Washington Monument as we speak.! https://t.co/SCNqZtdYM6 pic.twitter.com/tBSxEcvDom
— manny (@mannyfidel) November 2, 2020
I don't know if I can live in an America where people are this bad at Photoshop https://t.co/vkCZfnM3Pa
— Purple Monkey Dishwasher (@HayekandHockey) November 2, 2020
I maintain that Republicans do not know graphic designers. https://t.co/1My2gez9CL
— Carl Save America (@CarlLately) November 2, 2020
The Photoshop wasn't the only aspect of the tweet they derided.
The Right are the Left's best marketing department ever https://t.co/mWKEzRvDcI
— Red Lantern Reviews (@RedLReviews) November 2, 2020
What's that smell? Oh right, I know - it's desperation. https://t.co/ouQMRaOT4i
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) November 2, 2020
I can't believe this much delusion is represented by one side of the presidential race https://t.co/GUNOHF96rV
— dex 🏴☠️ (@dexteritee) November 2, 2020
absolutely correct ! we will be replacing it with this https://t.co/JOWSL0ivZx pic.twitter.com/74wrpzibRK
— ✬𝔏ℭ ✬ (@hausoflesley) November 2, 2020
The presidential election is on November 3rd.