What AI-generated images of Trump surrounded by Black voters mean for this election

Some say these images shows how Black people can be used as stereotypical props. Others point to larger problems with AI-fueled misinformation and the election.  Here is the link to the NBC NEWS Article, and a short excerpt below.  It is frightening!!   https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-ai-deep-fake-image-black-voters-2024-election-rcna141949        

Wayne L. Smith, an engineer in the Washington, D.C., area, scoffed at an image he saw last week of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gleefully nestled among a group of smiling Black people. Seeing the image immediately alarmed him. 

“Everything he does to try to get Black people to like him is fake,” Smith said. “Why wouldn’t that photo be fake, too? It just didn’t feel right.”

Smith’s instinct about the photo was correct; it was created by Trump supporter and conservative radio host Mark Kaye, who admitted he used artificial intelligence to create the image and posted it on social media for his 1 million Facebook followers to see. Kaye did not respond to an NBC News request for comment.