Texas Ag Commissioner posts photoshoped image of Obama

Yesterday Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Sid Miller posted a photoshopped image of President Barack Obama holding a shirt with the image of Che Guevara to his Facebook page.

According to The Houston Chronicle the actual photo is from a visit Obama made to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology back in 2009. In the non-photoshopped image the t-shirt displays a highly complex physics equation.

The fact that the photoshopped image was a total fabrication did not curb Miller's frustration as he took to Facebook to voice his dissatisfaction with The President.

Miller posted the photo with the following caption, "President Obama refuses to return to the United States in order to meet with European leaders to discuss a response to today's terror attacks in Brussels--attacks that severely injured a number of Americans. Instead, he remains in Cuba holding a shirt depicting the image of Che Guevara--one of the most reviled terrorists of the modern age--a murdering thug who was responsible for thousands of innocent deaths. President Obama is laughing at us. He understands the symbolism of this picture and yet he doesn't care. I believe his actions are disgraceful."

He went on to ask if anyone agreed with him.

Some folks agreed with Miller's sentiment, "Can anyone else see that he is not an American?? He could care less about our Country!"

While others did not share the Ag Commissioner's opinion, "The GOP sheep dont care if the pic is real or not. Its all about looking for reasons to bash the President. Posts like this,and most of these comments show how foolish most TX Republicans are."

According to the Associated press, President Barack Obama pledged to "do whatever is necessary" to help Belgian authorities seek justice for the more than two dozen people who were killed Tuesday in explosions at the Brussels airport and the subway system.

"We stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks against innocent people," Obama said in Havana, where he was closing a historic three-day visit. He commented on the events in Brussels at the top of a keynote address to the Cuban people.

"We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally Belgium in bringing to justice those who are responsible," Obama said. He said America's thoughts and prayers are with the people of Belgium.

Obama said Tuesday's attacks provided yet another reminder "that the world must unite," regardless of nationality, race or faith in "fighting against the scourge of terrorism."

"We can and we will defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world," he said.

Obama was briefed earlier Tuesday on the attacks. He also telephoned Prime Minister Charles Michel to offer condolences.

 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it was closely monitoring the unfolding events and "would not hesitate to adjust our security posture, as appropriate, to protect the American people."

Following the attacks in Belgium and the Photoshopped Obama post the Sid Miller Facebook page has posted a Joke of the Day, What Would Jesus Do Meme, a congratulations to the Dallas Stars hockey team, Today in Texas History, A Bible Verse and a press release about the Ag Department's efforts to decrease the feral hog population in Texas.  

FOX 7 has reached out to the Agricultural Commissioner's office for a statement on the fake image.  They responded by saying that the Facebook account that posted the image is not run by their office but by the Sid Miller Campaign, millerfortexas.com.

 

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The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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