GOP Lawmaker Tweets Fake Photo Of Obama Meeting Iran’s President

Republican Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ) on Monday tweeted out a photoshopped picture showing former President Barack Obama shaking hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

“The world is a better place without these guys in power,” Gosar tweeted to his followers without noting that the photo was a fake.

Reporters were quick to point out that the photo was, in fact, photoshopped.

“Of course, this is a fake photo. and Gosar is a sitting member of Congress,” Politico’s Jake Sherman tweeted minutes after Gosar tweeted the doctored photo.

The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake noted that the congressman tweeted out the “photoshopped image of Obama with Rouhani, apparently believing Rouhani is actually Soleimani. The actual image is of Obama and Indian PM Manmohan Singh.”

In response to the backlash, Gosar tweeted: “To the dim witted reporters like @dmedin11: no one said this wasn’t photoshopped. No one said the president of Iran was dead. No one said Obama met with Rouhani in person. The tweet says: ‘the world is a better place without either of them in power’. ”