A bizarre Christmas card purportedly made by Donald Trump has been widely shared online - but it’s bogus.

The fake card features the former president standing in front of a manger with the message: “Merry Christmas From The Winter White House. December 2021.”

The top of the graphic includes five baubles which seem to depict the 75-year-old’s family (with poor 15-year-old Barron being left out).

But that’s not what has captured the internet’s imagination…

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The bottom of his waistcoat looks as though it’s been edited to appear more rounded, and Santa’s sleigh is seen jetting off directly over his head.

The result? A phallic depiction of the 46th president.

When the image first started doing the rounds online, fact-checkers at Reuters did some digging. They contacted Trump’s spokesperson Liz Harrington who confirmed the image “is fake and did not come from us”.

Although Reuters couldn’t find the exact image that was doctored, they believe it could have been taken during Trump’s visit to Buckingham Palace in 2019.

The image was also shared by political journalist Grant Stern yesterday morning, but he deleted it once he realised he “got punked by a Twitter trend”.

He tweeted an apology with links to Snopes and Reuters articles that debunked the card’s authenticity:

Another one of the accounts that shared the image also apologised, and added: “It was SO in character it fooled us too”.

We’re not sure the sophisticated “graphic designer” who put this monstrosity together understands that “dreaming of a white Christmas” refers to the weather…

Eye bleach, please.

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