Aug 13, 2019
French politician Eric Woerth hits back at fake mountain photo jokes
A French politician accused of tweeting a misleading photo has fought back against comments mocking him. In the photo, Eric Woerth, a senior conservative MP, appears to be tackling a near-vertical summit in the Alps. Mr Woerth - who in 2010 resigned as a minister in then-President Nicolas Sarkozy's cabinet, amid a political scandal - insists the photo is real. The post has attracted almost 4,000 comments, including several memes, gifs and edited photos mocking Mr Woerth. As well as responding to the comments himself, Mr Woerth tweeted a Facebook post from Jean-Franck Charlet, the guide who accompanied him on his adventure, who confirmed Mr Woerth was an "Excellent climber".
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