Trump Praises Claim He Showed Affection To Armless “Veteran” (Man In The Photo Was Born Without Arms)

Snopes reports:

Radio personality Mark Simone shared the image in May 2017 with the caption: “Here’s a powerful picture that no news outlet will publish. It took place at a Trump rally when the President met a severely wounded veteran. This soldier lost both of his arms. The feeling of a handshake is lost to him. President Trump realized this, and touched his face so he could feel the human connection.”

While Trump did touch Stevenson’s face, Stevenson is not a wounded veteran. Stevenson was born without arms. According to Online Chester, his right side stops just above his elbow and on his left he has “only a nub below his shoulder.” A GoFundMe set up in 2014 to raise money for two bionic arms also stated that he “was born without arms” and featured a photograph of him as a child.

As you can see below, Simone today posted the same false claim despite having been called out by Snopes years ago. And Trump, of course, gleefully praises this stupid lie.