UPDATE: Trump-Hating VA Doctor Says He Posted Photoshop ‘Joke’ of Alec Baldwin Photo as SNL Trump in President’s Place at Veterans Affairs Office

UPDATE: Trump-hating VA Doctor Eric Strong has posted that he photoshopped the VA office image he tweeted of Alec Baldwin in place of President Trump. Strong posted his original photo with the photo of Trump in its rightful place as proof.

Strong’s statement: “Sorry sir, but the picture is Photoshopped. I attached the original. You can think this isn’t funny, and I’m a jerk. That’s fine. And you can keep the story up – that’s your call, it’s your site. But please update it to point out that the photo is a joke, and not real.”


It is too bad Dr. Strong chose to sully the reputation of the VA with his Trump-hatred. He appears to be a skilled physician dedicated to the well-being of his patients as this 2011 report by the VA attests.

Original report below:

A photo posted by a Veterans Affairs physician shows a photograph of Alec Baldwin, in his Saturday Night Live character mocking President Donald Trump, posted in the place of honor at a VA office reserved for the President of the United States, alongside a photo of VA Secretary David Shulkin.

The photo of Shulkin matches the official photo for him posted at the VA Webpage.

The Baldwin photo matches a Saturday Night Live promo still.

The photo was posted to the Twitter account of @DrEricStrong, whose Twitter profile lists his home as California. Strong’s Twitter feed shows him to be strongly anti-Trump. The photo did not turn up in Internet searches.

Strong posted the VA photo to former Obama administration official Tommy Vietor Saturday night, but deleted the tweet within minutes.


However, Strong has not deleted an earlier post of the photo on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:25 p.m. PST that he captioned, “Lol”


The site Vitals.com describes Strong as being a VA doctor in Palo Alto.

Dr. Eric Strong, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Palo Alto, CA, with another office in Castro Valley, CA. He has 8 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Strong is affiliated with Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He speaks English.”

The VA lists Strong as a doctor at Palo Alto.

Strong’s LinkedIn page lists him as having worked at the Palo Alto VA for ten years.

Strong did not state which VA facility the Baldwin photo was posted at.

Strong’s Twitter feed Saturday night shows his strong contempt for President Trump, including “Trump can go to hell” and …”his narcissistic personality disorder – a pathological delusion that he is incapable of being wrong.”




The Gateway Pundit will follow-up with the VA on Monday about Strong’s photograph.

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