Republican Congressman Paul Gosar tweeted a doctored photo of former President Barack Obama appearing to shake hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with the caption, “The world is a better place without these guys in power.” Mr. Obama and Rouhani never actually met in person. Rouhani still serves as president of Iran.
The fake image, which was tweeted from the Arizona representative’s personal Twitter account, shows Mr. Obama smiling broadly while shaking hands with Rouhani in front of the American flag and the flag of Iran during what would appear to be a photo op. The image of Mr. Obama, however, appears to be taken from a 2011 event during which he was actually shaking hands with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in front of the Indian flag.
After getting called out for his poorly photoshopped, fake photograph by reporter Daniel Medina, Gosar became unhinged:
In 2018, Rep. Gosar’s own family campaigned against him and endorsed his opponent.