CLAIM: Fox News posts a “fake picture” to show soldiers excited to see Trump in Afghanistan … forgets to take out the Universal Studios sign in the background.
THE FACTS: The image that circulated on Facebook with the false claim was digitally altered to add a sign that makes it appear the photo was staged at the film studio. The photo, which shows soldiers smiling and clapping, was taken Nov. 28 as President Donald Trump arrived at Bagram Airfield for a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan. It was shot by Olivier Douliery for Agence France Presse. There is no poster for Universal on the wall.
Associated Press photos from a similar angle show a blank wall behind the soldiers. The Fox News segment about the surprise visit does not include the image. A Facebook user uploaded the doctored image on Dec. 2 with the caption: “Fox propaganda posts a fake picture to show soldiers excited to see Trump in Afghanistan … forgets to take out the Universal Studios sign in the background.”