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Donald Trump’s ‘Playboy’ cover delivers delicious photobomb of Trump, Jerry Falwell Jr.

It didn't take Twitter long to notice.


Dahlia Dandashi

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 21, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 1:54 pm CDT

After a religious leader summit in New York City featuring Donald Trump, the Falwells (aka the family who founded the notoriously conservative/religious Liberty University), and other big-name evangelicals, Jerry Falwell, Jr. uploaded a friendly photo on his Twitter account.

And it took no time for Twitter to notice the almost ironic, framed magazine cover floating behind Becki Falwell’s head on the wall of Trump’s shrine: 

The cover features Donald Trump on a 1990 Playboy magazine cover, creating possibly one of the best photobombs of all time: 

Twitter is having a field day with the photograph, with some users criticizing the Falwells’ values and morals:

Others are addressing religion to express and support their disapproval:

One pastor is hoping Falwell repents for his sin:

And many are taking a moment just to bash the presumptive Republican nominee, refraining from making religious comments:

Whether Falwell realized his faux pas is uncertain. But it might have been wise to use Photoshop before posting the photo. Thumbs up! 

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*First Published: Jun 21, 2016, 8:54 pm CDT