Donald Trump Fake Presidential Seal Turning Point

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Trump speaks by fake presidential seal with Russian symbol, golf joke

Turning Point USA says it was an A/V mistake.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Jul 25, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 8:03 am CDT

President Donald Trump spoke in front of a presidential seal on Tuesday that appears to have been altered to look like Russia’s coat of arms and included a jab at the frequency in which the president plays golf, according to reports.

Trump spoke behind the seal at a student summit for conservative millennial group Turning Point USA on Tuesday. However, the seal appears to have been edited, as the Washington Post points out.

While the seal looks similar to the normal presidential seal, the Post notes there are some small details that you might not notice at first glance.

The seal included a double-headed eagle, unlike the presidential seal where the eagle has one head. Russia’s coat of arms has an eagle with two heads. The two-headed eagle in the doctored image also appears to be holding golf clubs instead of arrows.

A spokesperson for Turning Point USA told the Post that they didn’t know where the doctored seal came from but said it was likely a mistake from the audio and visual team handling the event.

“It was a last-minute A/V mistake—and I can’t figure out where the breakdown was—but it was a last-minute throw-up, and that’s all it was,” the spokesperson told the newspaper. “I can’t figure out who did it yet.”

You can read all of the Washington Post report here.


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*First Published: Jul 25, 2019, 8:36 am CDT