A video posted to Twitter on Sunday appeared to show Republican President Donald Trump — seen from behind — putting his arm around a little girl for a photo. Suddenly, the girl looks up at "Trump" and says, "You're a disgrace to the world."
Oddly, she takes a step away from him, smiles broadly and snaps a cellphone photo of her counterpart as adults in the background laugh it up.
who is she 👏🏿 pic.twitter.com/amElWRGFdp— najahta (@najahtaa) May 7, 2017
The clip went viral and as of Tuesday has received more than 415,000 likes and over 260,000 retweets.
Problem is, it's not Trump in the video. It's a clip from the series "The President Show," featuring Trump impersonator Anthony Atamanuik — and the clip on Twitter is cropped to hide the Comedy Central logo, the Hill reported.
While it appeared as though a large number of folks replying to the clip knew it wasn't Trump, a few users here and there seemed to think it was — and clearly were overjoyed:
@najahtaa I would love to see the pic she caught of his face... after a 7 year old girl speaks the truth #YouAreADisgracetotheWorld— TakeItBack (@TakeItBack)1494196317.0
@najahtaa @ccollinsjr So much right with this little girl— Pãûl-Dévön (@Pãûl-Dévön)1494196076.0
Atamanuik also joined the discussion on Twitter and said that the little girl "was brave, funny and smart. Also, she said that if [sic] her own volition."
@najahtaa I'm the guy playing Trump from the @PresidentShow and that little girl was brave, funny and smart. Also,… https://t.co/2l7EPIljaP— Tony (@Tony)1494199237.0
In response to another Twitter user who insisted the whole thing was staged, Atamanuik said the girl "wasn't an actor. No one 'Faked' anything. Also, the girl is still right!"
@paleofuture Hey Matt, it was a segment on our show, and the little girl wasn't an actor. No one "Faked" anythin… https://t.co/mx1PuW5zD0— Tony (@Tony)1494245608.0
Doesn't seem too tough to figure out where Atamanuik stands politically, eh?
Indeed, once let in on the fakery, some folks were a tad upset that the clip wasn't the real deal:
This story has been updated.
(H/T: The Daily Wire)