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Donald Trump Retweets Bogus Photo of Fox's Megyn Kelly With Saudi Prince

Fact-checking site Snopes revealed the image as fake last summer.

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Twitter impresario and Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is circulating a doctored photo of Fox News personality Megyn Kelly posing with a billionaire Saudi prince.

The post shows a fake image of Kelly standing with Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal and a woman in traditional Islamic garb who’s purportedly the prince’s sister. The caption erroneously describes the prince as the “co-owner” of Fox News and encourages people to “Google It!”

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/692701142803939329

Even the most cursory search of the Internet turns up the fact-checking site Snopes, which revealed the image had been altered to add Kelly into a scene where she was not present.

And, for the record, the prince’s Kingdom Holding has a 6.6 percent stake in 21st Century Fox, the conglomerate whose media properties include Fox News, according to regulatory filings.

Shall we say, the prince was not amused, turning to Twitter to publicly chide Trump by reminding him of all those times when Al-Waleed bailed him out.

https://twitter.com/Alwaleed_Talal/status/692790423010566144

Trump has admitted he doesn’t really bother to fact-check what he retweets.

This tweet is part of his ongoing social media assault on the Kelly, whom he recently called a “bimbo” and “lightweight.” The candidate is boycotting tonight’s Fox News Republican candidates debate, after he failed in his effort to have Kelly removed as a moderator, claiming she is “biased.”

The Twitter gaffe brought a swift round of ridicule from some quarters.

https://twitter.com/JakeSwearingen/status/692750201774301185

Nonetheless, Trump’s supporters seemed to celebrate the attack, regardless of its inaccuracy.

https://twitter.com/HL3tweets/status/692719135113916416

https://twitter.com/solomon_ann/status/692827878946390016

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.