The day of the election is approaching quickly in the United States, so President Trump and presidential nominee Biden do everything they can to convince American citizens that they should choose them to lead the country. An organisation supporting Trump, for example, made a video showing that Biden would be unable to create new jobs and manage economic development. Furthermore, he illustrated the dire future to be expected if Biden is elected with a photo taken in the vehicle service station of the Hungarian Railways.
According to Euronews, an organisation supporting the Republican Party’s presidential candidate and acting president, Donald Trump, shared a video in which they wanted to show how incapable Joe Biden is to run the country. To illustrate the bad future awaiting the United States if Mr Biden moves to the White House, they shared footage of the vehicle service station of the Hungarian Railways. Interestingly, CBS, an American news channel, discovered that the photos were not taken in an American factory but in Hungary, Budapest.
Olivér Svéd made the photo in the vehicle service station of Istvántelek, at the end of the hall. He is very active on Instagram, and he uploaded the file on a photo-sharing website from where everybody could download it – even an organisation supporting the Trump campaign.
Euronews asked Trump’s team why they chose the photo but has not received an answer yet.
Of course, it is not rare to illustrate politically important phenomena with photos taken in other countries. For example, even the Hungarian government bought photos showing foreign citizens and used them to illustrate their pro-family commitment and the measures implemented.