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Why #CruzPhotoShop Is Trending: Rubio's Handshake With Obama

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:37:42 Z)

Marco Rubio's charge that Ted Cruz is a liar has escalated as the Cruz campaign pushes an obviously fake photo of Rubio smiling and shaking hands with Barack Obama.

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The image, caption "The Rubio-Obama Trade Pact," is meant to tie the Florida senator to the president's signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

A Rubio advisor said the photoshopped image shows how "phony and deceitful" the Cruz presidential campaign is.

Whether this will make any difference in the very contentious race, it is providing for lots of Twitter fun. Here is are a few of the highlights:

About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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