Cruz Campaign Fakes Picture of Rubio and Obama, the Internet Responds With #CruzPhotoshop

The Ted Cruz campaign came under fire Thursday for launching a website in which they feature a photoshopped picture of Senator Marco Rubio shaking hands with President Barack Obama.

Here’s the picture:

Mediaite reports:

Cruz’s website “The Real Rubio Record” ironically features a very unreal image of Rubio smiling ecstatically while shaking Obama’s hand. “The Rubio-Obama Trade Pact” the text ominously reads, a reference to Rubio’s support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The Cruz website also features a photoshopped image of Rubio smiling while leaning on a business sign reading “Closed.”

Both Cruz’s Campaign Manager, Jeff Roe, and Rapid Response Director, Brian Phillips, took to Twitter to defend the image:

Nonetheless, the photo angered many conservatives who saw it as another distortion of Senator Rubio’s record by the Cruz campaign. And in response, #CruzPhotoshop was born.

Here are some of the best:

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Stephen N. Perkins envisions a world where individuals are empowered to fulfill their God-given potential, collaborate with others, and take ownership in the well-being and success of their communities. He helps emerging leaders inspire others and influence change. Stephen founded OUTSET in 2014 and currently serves as the network's Editor-in-Chief. He primarily writes about civic and political engagement, education, media, and culture. He also hosts a self-titled podcast on which he speaks to young conservative leaders in activism, business, and media. In addition to OUTSET, Stephen is a communications specialist and leadership coach. Originally from Houston, Stephen now lives and works in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.