FACT CHECK: Image Purporting To Show Michelle Obama Wearing Anti-Trump Shirt Is Digitally Altered

Christine Sellers | Fact Check Reporter

A viral image shared on X, formerly Twitter, purports to show former First Lady Michelle Obama wearing an anti-Trump T-shirt.

Verdict: False

The image is digitally altered. In the original image, Obama is seen wearing a shirt that promotes her book, “The Light We Carry.”

Fact Check:

Obama and her husband, former President Barack Obama, recently made a surprise appearance at a screening of the biopic, “Rustin,” according to Vanity Fair. The biopic focuses on activist Bayard Rustin, whom President Obama posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013, the outlet reported.

The X image, viewed over 700,000 times, purports to show Obama wearing an anti-Trump shirt. “NOPE Not again,” the text of the shirt reads, featuring former President Donald Trump’s signature hairstyle and red necktie. “Who agrees with @MichelleObama?” the post’s caption reads.

The image is digitally altered, however. The original image shows Obama wearing a yellow T-shirt promoting her book, “The Light We Carry.” The former Democratic First Lady shared the photo of herself wearing the shirt via a Facebook post shared back in March.

“I’m excited to share The Light We Carry merch with all of you! Check out the www.michelleobamabooks.store for everything from shirts, hoodies, beanies, and more. Snap a picture of what you get! Can’t wait to see you rocking it,” she captioned the post at the time.

The same yellow T-shirt bearing TLWC, the acronym for the title of Obama’s book, is currently for sale on her website for $45.
Likewise, Check Your Fact found no credible news reports suggesting Obama had worn an anti-Trump T-shirt. In addition, the former Republican President has neither referenced the claim on his website nor his TRUTH Social account. (RELATED: No, Donald Trump Did Not Make A Post Promising To Make Aileen Cannon A Supreme Court Justice)
Furthermore, Obama has not publicly commented on the claim.
Check Your Fact has contacted Obama via the Obama Foundation for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.

Christine Sellers

Fact Check Reporter