A photo purportedly shows Mitt Romney arranging children wearing shirts on his behalf, and misspelling “Romney” into “RMoney” – but is this photo real or fake?
Some captions snidely call this a “Freudian Slip” eluding to Romney’s vast wealth. While it probably would make an entertaining story if it were true, in this case it is merely a quick photo manipulation. Someone merely switched the letters “R” and “O” on the shirts to alter the spelling.
It should be noted that those are not Mitt Romney’s children, as some have mistakenly claimed. He has five adult sons. This photo was published by the AP and taken on February 3, 2012 at a campaign stop in Elko, Nevada, as seen in this news report. The children are from the “Fisher Family” and apparently the shirts were their idea.
Below are the fake photo and the real photo.
Filed under: Hoaxes & Rumors