Missouri agency apologizes for editing ‘Trump’ from photos

LOUISIANA, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri Department of Transportation has apologized
for posting an edited photo that cropped out a boy’s “Trump 2020” shirt and
appeared to blur part of his “Trump 2020” cap.

KSDK-TV reports that Mitchel Lemons of Nebo, Illinois, won a raffle to push
the detonator for a controlled explosion to remove an old Mississippi River
bridge at Louisiana, Missouri, on Friday. The Champ Clark Bridge was recently
replaced.

MoDOT posted on social media a photo cropped so the shirt didn’t show. The
word “Trump” appeared blurred on the cap.

MoDOT apologized within hours for “the error in judgment,” and posted the
unedited photo. The agency says the edits were originally made so it wouldn’t
appear to be “campaigning.”

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