FACTCHECK: Is this image of a Greenpeace banner at Trump Tower making fun of Donald Trump?

An shared on Facebook allegedly shows a Greenpeace banner hanging at Trump Tower in Las Vegas. It is mocking former President Donald Trump.

Verdict: False

The image has been photoshopped. Greenpeace spokesperson denied that the banner was hung by such an organization.

Fact Check:

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The Facebook image shows a yellow banner across a building with the Trump name reading, “has a little mushroom dick.” The image appears to be a screenshot from this video posted on Twitter, which has garnered over 13,000 retweets at the time of publication.

Trump Tower in Las Vegas. The caption of the post states that it was posted 5 hours ago. (RELATED : Was Greenpeace able to hang a banner promoting ‘concentration camps’ at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas? ) The image has been digitally altered. The photo is a screen grab of a video posted on Twitter from user Paul Lee Ticks. Ticks has previously posted other doctored images and videos of the yellow banner since 2019. Since then, the account was suspended.

Trump Tower, Las Vegas right now. pic.twitter.com/krtF1T3t0T

— Paul Lahticks (@PaulLahticks) July 28, 2022

“This is false indeed: this video has been doctored to include a fabricated Greenpeace banner,” Mehdi Leman, a spokesperson for Greenpeace, confirmed to Check Your Fact in an email. Leman also pointed to previous comments Greenpeace made to other fact-checkers, such as Reuters, about how the sign was not used by Greenpeace.

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This isn’t the first instance of such a sign being digitally created on Trump buildings. Check Your Fact has previously refuted the claim that Greenpeace had erected a banner in the same tower expressing disapproval at the president’s policies on immigration.

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