Hillary Clinton disgraced herself yesterday when the attack she launched on President Trump backfired and embarrassed Barack Obama instead.
She tried to go after Trump for turning off the White House lights as if that is a bad thing and the internet pounced and exposed her attack as a fraud because the picture she posted was from the Obama years.
From The Washington Examiner:
A viral image shared by Hillary Clinton and other top Democrats that implied President Trump took an unusual step to turn off all the lights in the White House amid protests over the death of George Floyd is an edited image from 2015, according to an Associated Press fact check.
“Elections matter,” Clinton said in a Monday tweet. The tweet also showed the White House illuminated in rainbow colors after a 2015 Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage alongside an image of the White House with no exterior lights on.
Many others, including Democratic New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell, shared the image while claiming that Trump turned off the lights as Secret Service transported him to a basement bunker on Friday amid violent protests outside the White House.
David Axelrod, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, also shared the tweet on Monday. “Perfect symbolism. If ever the country needed the occupant of the White House to shed light, and not heat, now is the time. Sadly, the lights are out,” he said.
That specific viral image shared alongside the claims was not captured during the Trump presidency, and it was edited to make the mansion look darker than it normally is, according to the Associated Press.
The original image was uploaded to the Getty Images iStock photo website on Dec. 21, 2015, though it is unclear when the photo was taken. In the photos shared on social media, it has been edited to make the portico hanging lantern and several other lights around the White House appear to be off.
The Associated Press fact check said that according to its own photos of the White House taken Sunday night, the front was “illuminated by exterior lights and the portico lantern turned on,” while the interior was dark.
CNN White House reporter Kaitlan Collins and others noted on Monday that most of the White House exterior lights turn off late at night.