CLAIM: Photo shows six women wearing T-shirts that say "I'm a racist b---h 2020," with an image of a red, white and blue stiletto heel.


President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks at a campaign rally at Williams Arena in Greenville, N.C., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

THE FACTS: The photo has been altered. In the original photo, the women are wearing T-shirts that say "I'm a Trump girl 2020," with a stiletto heel image. The manipulated photo was shared widely in posts on Facebook and Twitter last week with captions implying that the women were proud to wear the shirts in support of President Donald Trump.

Gerri McDaniel, who is pictured, told the AP the photo was taken at a hotel on July 17 before the women went to a Trump rally in Greenville, North Carolina. McDaniel said she and the other women often wear their Trump girl T-shirts when they attend events in support of the president. She said she and her friends thought it was "disgusting" that the photo was manipulated.

"We would never wear a shirt that said anything like that," she said. McDaniel shared the original photo on her Twitter account on July 18 with the caption, "Women for Trump were on the move in Greenville, NC at the Trump Rally. So much support it was hard not to be excited." Trump was criticized after the Greenville rally for intensifying attacks on four new U.S. congresswomen of color. The crowd responded by chanting, "Send her back!"

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