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Picture of Guillini, Trump, Bloomberg and Clinton

Picture reads "it's big club and you ain't in it", and has Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, and Clinton.

That's quite similar to this tweet of the same Image without the caption by Glenn Greenwald

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    Where was this claim being made?
    – Oddthinking
    Feb 17 '20 at 23:12
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    We are looking for evidence that it is widely believed. If it is being shared on Facebook, it is nice to point to a public instance that has many likes or shares to demonstrate that. In this case, where it is a self-answered question about politicians, it triggers nervousness about people who have tried to use Skeptics.SE as a propaganda tool in the past.
    – Oddthinking
    Feb 18 '20 at 12:01
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    FWIW it is not a secret that the Clintons and Trumps used to be friends. Trump even phoned them the night before he declared his candidacy. That's one of the reasons I used to think he was scamming everyone with his sudden Republicanness (and, to this day, have no clue what's happened there). So, while I'm not in any way saying that this is a bad or off-topic question, I'm not sure the "skeptic" basis is very strong! As such @Oddthinking, yes there should be evidence that this is widely believed, but I'm noting that the vast majority of people likely do believe it, because it is widely known. Feb 18 '20 at 16:53
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    @Oddthinking A Q answered so quickly/immediately as to trigger HNQ is certainly of the plug type. There is zero claim and zero reason to challenge the authenticity of the picture. I'd be more interested in art-history interpretations of the relationship of wearing shorts towards claimed political affiliation; much like Kreml astrology and baldness/beards… Feb 19 '20 at 1:31
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    My understanding is that Skeptics requires a notable claim and a challenge to that claim. The notability of this claim was not demonstrated, but even more, there was no indicated challenge. Normally, the OP can declare a challenge for themselves, but having a literally immediate self-answer of "oh, it's totally legit" kind of gives that one the lie.
    – Ben Barden
    Feb 19 '20 at 16:24
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"Yes, it's real. It seems to be taken from,

Picture unmodified

https://newrepublic.com/article/155733/trump-clinton-bloomberg-giuliani-golf-photo-vainglorious-eternals

"Famous men with big drivers attend a 2008 charity event at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. (Sabo Robert/NY Daily News Archive/ Getty)"

Note the two men cropped from the original are "Yankees Manager Joe Torre and professional Yankees fan Billy Crystal"

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