In this age of digital manipulation, it seems some folks will stop at nothing to try to disgrace political opponents. A case in point would be the following picture that has been circulated on social media by Trump supporters showing Adam Schiff and Jeffery Epstein. Also manipulated into the picture is a sex toy to further attempt to defame the honorable representative from California. See the fraudulent photo below, followed by the real one that was used by the photoshopper below it:

The photoshopper used this picture of Epstein (shown below) to do the manipulation. Epstein’s head was cropped, reversed (a digital technique known as “mirroring” so Epstein’s head faces the right way) and put over Schiff’s father’s face. Then they added the toy, which can be seen on the end table on the right in the falsified photo at the top:

Again, Trump supporters have been circulating this picture, to try to “link” Schiff to the infamous Epstein, who killed himself while awaiting trial on several charges involving sex trafficking with minors.

The reason that they want to try to make this connection (which doesn’t exist in reality) is to defame Schiff, who heads the committee charged with investigating impeachment charges on Trump. Unfortunately for them, it is actually Trump who has those associations with Epstein. In 2002, Trump bragged about his relationship with Epstein, his “friend” of 15 years at that point:

“Terrific guy,” Trump told New York Magazine in 2002. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.”

Ironically, there are plenty of photos of Trump and Epstein together — real ones. Like the ones below:

Above is a screenshot from a widely circulated photo that features: From left, American real estate developer (and future POTUS) Donald Trump and his girlfriend (and future wife), former model Melania Knauss, financier (and future convicted sex offender) Jeffrey Epstein, and British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell pose together at the Mar-a-Lago club, Palm Beach, Florida, February 12, 2000.

Here’s the pair in 1997 in another widely circulated and very real photo

Trump was also accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in a scenario that also involved Epstein, as it occurred, according to the allegation, to be at Epstein’s residence. Furthermore, Trump and Epstein once had an “exclusive” party at Trump’s resort where the only other guests were 28 young females.

There are many other ties between the two billionaires. There are no ties between Epstein and Schiff, despite the attempt to manufacture one.