- Associated Press - Monday, October 21, 2019

LOUISIANA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Transportation has apologized for posting an edited photo that cropped out a boy’s “Trump 2020” shirt and appeared to blur part of his “Trump 2020” cap.

KSDK-TV reports that Mitchel Lemons of Nebo, Illinois, won a raffle to push the detonator for a controlled explosion to remove an old Mississippi River bridge at Louisiana, Missouri, on Friday. The Champ Clark Bridge was recently replaced.

MoDOT posted on social media a photo cropped so the shirt didn’t show. The word “Trump” appeared blurred on the cap.


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MoDOT apologized within hours for “the error in judgment,” and posted the unedited photo. The agency says the edits were originally made so it wouldn’t appear to be “campaigning.”

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