In news that will simultaneously make you laugh and want to scream into the void, it appears that Donald Trump supporters are using an image of Liverpool's Champions League victory parade as an example of UK crowds gathering to support the president.

Trump’s official visit to the UK coincided with the 75 anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944.

Throughout his trip, thousands of protesters gathered in London to signal their opposition to his presidency and what it represents.

But Trump has other ideas.

He tweeted to downplay the size of the crowds against him, also saying it was "fake news". He then said that there were loads of supporters on the streets too. This isn’t the first time he’s been, shall we say, economical with the truth when it comes to crowd sizes. Remember his inauguration?

Trump’s not wrong that there were some supporters on the streets of London - there were even clashes between rival groups. But his supporters were vastly outnumbered by protesters. Crowds of his supporters were in the hundreds at most, whereas protest crowds went into the tens of thousands.

Though where Trump's lies go, his supporters too often follow.

On Twitter, people who appear to be Trump supporters have been sharing a picture of thousands of Liverpool football club fans celebrating their team’s homecoming after they won the Champions League.

Captions with the tweeted images seem to imply that these people think Liverpool fans are actually Trump fans.

This isn’t first-time people on Twitter have used images of Liverpool fans to justify crowd sizes.

Earlier this year, people claimed an image of Liverpool’s 2005 victory was a pro-Brexit march.

HT Liverpool Echo

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