Trump gives speech in front of hoax seal with eagle holding golf clubs

A conservative aide has been fired after the US president found himself giving a speech in front of a doctored presidential seal.

Donald Trump seemed unaware of the hoax image – which included a two-headed eagle holding golf clubs and cash in its talons.

By contrast, the official seal features an eagle holding arrows and an olive branch.

A lectern with presidential seal is pictured as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of World War One, at the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial in Paris, France, November 11, 2018
Image: How the seal is meant to look

Instead of the Latin “E pluribus unum” (from many one), the words were in Spanish and translated to “45 is a puppet”, referring to Mr Trump being the 45th president of the United States.

The bird’s chest also had hammer and sickle symbols on it.

An audiovisual aide for the conservative student group Turning Point USA was fired over the gaffe, which is being blamed on a Google Images search gone wrong.

A White House spokesman said: “We never saw the seal in question before it appeared in the video.

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“The White House had no knowledge of it.”

The president seemed oblivious to the hoax seal behind him
Image: Donald Trump seemed oblivious to the hoax seal behind him

Mr Trump had been greeted enthusiastically by the young audience before his 80-minute speech at the student summit on Tuesday.

However, they also seemed unaware of the mistake that had been made on the screen behind him.

Turning Point USA, which hosted the event, is a political non-profit group which, among other activities, maintains a list of college professors it thinks are too liberal.

Source: SKY NEWS

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