Fact check: Altered image of Donald Trump at golf tournament adds fat, wrinkles

The claim: The picture shows Donald Trump with a double chin and deep wrinkles
Former President Donald Trump's health was a common topic of discussion during his tenure.
dr Sean Conley, the White House physician, said Trump was in "very good health" following a 2019 medical exam. During an inquest a year earlier, Trump was found to be 6'1" and 239 pounds, which is considered medically overweight and on the verge of obesity, USA TODAY reported.
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Trump's health became interesting again after an alleged photo of him was widely shared on Facebook. In the picture, Trump is wearing a Make America Great Again hat on the outside, with a pronounced double chin and deep facial lines.
"The first picture of Trump after the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago," the Aug. 10 post's caption reads.
A similar version on Facebook received more than 1,800 likes and hundreds of shares in one day before the caption was edited. Other iterations were shared on Twitter.
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But the image has been digitally altered. The original photo was taken by an Associated Press photographer and shows Trump with a single chin, flatter wrinkles and a narrower face.
A day after the most popular Facebook post was shared, the caption was edited to indicate that the image had been altered. USA TODAY has reached out to the user who shared the right to comment.
Former President Donald Trump at the LIV Invitational Pro-Am on July 28, 2022 at his golf resort in Bedmister, N.J.
Image has been digitally altered
The original photo of Trump was taken at the Bedminster Invitational LIV golf tournament in Bedminster, NJ. Taken by AP photographer Seth Wenig on July 28, it shows Trump walking outside on the golf course. Although he looks flushed, the extra fat around his face and the increased wrinkles aren't there.
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The original photo was included in articles published by USA TODAY and AP.
Little has taken numerous other photos of Trump throughout the tournament, none of which show him with a double chin or additional wrinkles.
Our Rating: Changed
Based on our research, we ALTERED an image claiming to show Trump with a double chin and deep wrinkles. The original photo was taken by an AP photographer and shows Trump without the extra thick and deep lines on his face.
Our fact check sources:
AP Images, July 28, APTOPIX LIV GOLF
AP Images, July 28, IMAGES OF THE WEEK GLOBAL PHOTO GALLERY
AP Images, July 31, APTOPIX LIV GOLF
USA TODAY, July 28, Photos: Donald Trump plays at the LIV Golf Pro-Am in Bedminster
Associated Press, July 28, Trump says Saudi Arabia-funded tour is sparking a 'gold rush' for gamers
USA TODAY, February 8, 2019, Trump in "very good health," doctor reports after annual physical
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fact Check: Altered Photo Exaggerates Donald Trump's Weight
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