President Donald Trump shared an edited video of Nancy Pelosi in which she appears to be stammering her way through a speech.
He captioned the video: ““PELOSI STAMMERS THROUGH NEWS CONFERENCE”
The video first appeared on Fox Business’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, and edited together various parts of Pelosi’s speech in a quick sequence.
A Washington Post analysis found that the video Trump shared wasn’t altered beyond slicing together various parts of her speech out of context.
People condemned Trump for sharing an edited video of Pelosi.
This comes after a different video which has been shown to be altered, was shared on Facebook and viewed over 2.1million times. The fake video slows down Pelosi’s speech to the point where it sounds like she is slurring her words and is inebriated.
Others reminded Trump that he doesn't have a great track record with speeches...
The doctored video found its way on Twitter and YouTube, but it has since been deleted from that site.
The video has been slowed down about 75 per cent of its speed, according to the Post, and her voice was altered to make it sound more like Pelosi’s actual voice.
Hany Farid, a computer-science professor and digital-forensics expert at University of California, Berkeley, told the Post that there was "no question" the video had been altered and that "it's striking that such a simple manipulation can be so effective and believable to some."
Pelosi and Trump have had a tense couple of days. The US president walked out of a meeting organised by Pelosi and the Democrats over infrastructure.
The House speaker had accused the president of being engaged in a “cover up” and he clapped back by saying she is a “mess” and “crazy.”