Social media users have mocked Donald Trump after a photo of him without fake tan or makeup went viral.
The picture of the former president was taken while he was playing golf at the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey, which is due to host a controversial Saudi Arabia backed LIV tournament on Friday.
The image shows Trump in a white polo shirt and red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap.
David Yankovich, a former congressional candidate for Wisconsin, was one of those who expressed concern that the 76-year-old “is not looking well,” while sharing the image.
Others used the photo of Trump to ridicule the former president.
David Weissman, a U.S. Army veteran known for no longer supporting the former president, tweeted: “Trump looks like a zombie from the Walking Dead.”
Writer John Semley tweeted: “Every time I see a new picture of Trump, I expect to hear Peter Jackson’s voice explaining how they achieved such lifelike special effects.”
Actor Brian Guest wrote: “While Trump is in New Jersey he should really stop by to see Dr. Oz,” in reference to the celebrity heart surgeon endorsed by Trump who is hoping to win the Senate seat in Pennsylvania over John Fetterman.
While sharing the photo, author Jason Pargin said: “I’ve seen this posted 37 times in my timeline today and just now realized it’s Trump, without makeup.”
This is not the first time an image of Trump has sparked mockery online.
In February 2020, a photo of Trump in which his fake tan line was clearly visible around his hairline and neck appeared online.
The photo appeared to have been taken while Trump was walking on the South Lawn of the White House on February 7, 2020, with other photos showing Trump’s face in two different shades available on picture agencies.
Trump declared the photo to be “fake news.”
“This was photoshopped, obviously, but the wind was strong and the hair looks good? Anything to demean!” Trump tweeted.
Trump defended his golf resort hosting the LIV tour after receiving criticism from families of 9/11 victims because of the Saudi government’s alleged backing of the terror attacks in New York, with protests against the event set to take place.
“Well, nobody’s gotten to the bottom of 9/11, unfortunately, and they should have as to the maniacs that did that horrible thing to our city, to our country, to our world,” Trump said. “So nobody’s really been there.”
Trump made the claim despite frequently blaming Saudi Arabia for the attacks in the past.
“Who blew up the World Trade Center? It wasn’t the Iraqis, it was Saudi—take a look at Saudi Arabia, open the documents,” Trump told Fox News in 2016.