Cruz Spokesman Defends Obama/Rubio Pic: 'Every Picture in a Political Campaign is Photoshopped'

Ben Graham | February 19, 2016
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Republican president candidate Ted Cruz's campaign has recently come under fire for a photoshopped image portraying Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) shaking hands with President Obama, touting “The Rubio-Obama Trade Pact.” 

The fake photo pastes Rubio's and Obama's respective faces onto a stock image available to any internet user.

Rubio told Megyn Kelly Thursday night that this tactic is demonstrating a “pattern” with the Cruz campaign. 

"It's just an ongoing pattern," said Rubio, alleging that the Cruz campaign is willing to "make things up" in order to win.

But when pressed by Martha MacCallum on the photoshopped image this morning on America’s Newsroom, Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler argued, ”Every picture in a political campaign is photoshopped.”

"Oh come on. That's the answer?" MacCallum responded.

Tyler argues that there are many pictures of Rubio shaking hands with Obama.

"If they don't like the picture that we picked, send me the picture they like of Marco Rubio shaking hands with Barack Obama and we'll swap it out," said Tyler.

What do you think? Was the Cruz campaign's photoshopped image below the belt, or simply part of good campaigning?

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