Of course Donald Trump shared a botched AI 'photo' of himself

AI-generated image of Donald Trump praying with 6 fingers
(Image credit: Donald J. Trump via Truth Social/Future)

Much has been made of the shortcomings of generative AI models, and their ability (or lack thereof) to create photorealistic images. As we well know by now, generative models particularly struggle with hands. Although clearly nobody has told Donald Trump.

The potential Republican nominee has shared an image of himself praying in church (because of course he has) which bears all the hallmarks of an AI-generated image: too much soft focus, overly-cinematic lighting, and an anatomically incorrect number of digits.

AI-generated image of Donald Trump praying with six fingers

(Image credit: Donald J. Trump via Truth Social)

If you're a regular Truth Social user, you might have spotted Trump 'reTruth' (yikes) the image, which shows Trump's head bowed and hands clasped. And on the right hand are six fingers and a thumb. Unless Trump was born with Polydactyly (thanks, Wikipedia), this is a classic example of AI getting it wrong in the way that only AI knows how

And yet, this is far from the weirdest piece of Tump-related 'art' we've seen. Oh, no. Not by a long shot. Donald Trump NFT trading cards, anyone?

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.