MoDOT apologizes after posting edited image of teen in Trump 2020 apparel

MoDOT said it was an "error of judgement."

Caitlin Lally
October 21, 2019 - 1:18 pm
MoDOT photo edit of Trump shirt

Missouri Department of Transportation

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LOUISIANA, Mo. (KMOX) — The Northeast District of the Missouri Department of Transportation issued an apology Friday after posting a photo to Facebook that was edited to hide apparel supporting President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign.

Friday, MoDOT crews demolished Old Champ Clark Bridge and allowed a teen from Nebo, Illinois to press the detonator trigger after he won a raffle.

Mitchell Lemons posed in front of the bridge before the blast decked out in his Trump 2020 hat and shirt. However, when MoDOT posted the image to Facebook initially, it was cropped close to cut out Lemons' shirt and his hat was edited.

The post received a slew of backlash from Facebook users and has since been taken down. MoDOT then issued an apology citing an "error of judgement."

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