Trump Planted A Tree With The President Of France And It Got Weird Fast

In the opinion of some, Donald Trump can be an extremely awkward human being. This is especially on display when he hosts a world leader, and the two are thrust in front of a million cameras capturing the interactions.

It can be very, very awkward.

Like in this clip where he seems to be ignoring Angela Merkel’s suggestion of a handshake:

Or when he tries to hold his wife’s hand during a press event:

At the moment, Trump is being visited by French president Emmanuel Macron. It’s been interesting, to say the least.

And Macron is just smiling through it as best he can:

As a gift to mark his visit on Monday, Macron gave the Trumps an oak tree, which they then ceremoniously planted together on the lawn of the White House:

The pics from the event look…unique?

It was obviously memed immediately:

Some thought the tree was a symbolic troll from Macron, because of Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement.

There’s just a lot going on.

Soon you will be free to go home, Macron. Just grin and bear it.

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Someone Replaced President Trump With His Terrible Disney Animatronic And It's Hilarious

In case you didn’t hear the news earlier this month, Walt Disney World’s Hall of Presidents reopened after months of delay with a new addition — President Donald Trump. And the animatronic was immediately mocked online for looking absolutely nothing like President Trump. 

So Twitter user Born Miserable decided to Photoshop President Trump out of several photos and replace him with his robot counterpart in what may be the best series of tweets on the Internet. 

“I’ve done several Trump Photoshops and when I saw that animatronic figure, I just thought it would make more sense to put it in place of him — just about as much of a human being as he is,” Born Miserable told Mashable

Somehow, it makes this photo look even more evil…

Even a robot needs a break every now and then.

There was the time President Trump mocked a disabled reporter…

These are the best photoshops ever. And social media users seem to agree…

That’s one way to round off the year. 

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President Trump Just Tweeted Another Violent Image At CNN—Happy Holidays!

Christmas is a time of family, joy and reflection when we all gather to revel in merriment and reconnect with loved ones we haven’t seen in awhile. Carols are sung, eggnog is poured and time is taken to evaluate the lessons learned in the prior year to better utilize them during the next.

President Donald Trump on the other hand, has taken this opportunity to further his WAR on CNN, whom he considers the leader of the “Fake News” mafia.

Yes, the president chose Christmas Eve as the perfect time to retweet a blood-spattered shoe meme with the caption “WINNING,”  attacking CNN.

The original tweet was sent by a staunch supporter of 45’s, whom the President felt needed a larger audience.

Stay classy.

Well if that doesn’t scream ‘Happy Holidays!’, I don’t know what does.

CNN’s “State of the Union” anchor, Jake Tapper, first noticed the tweet and replied:

Twitter was equally disgusted…

Is anyone keeping score? Do we know who this round goes to? It’s certainly not the American people.

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President Trump's Official Presidential Coin Leaks Online―And Our Eyes Are Rolling

You may not have heard of the presidential “challenge coin” but indeed, presidents have had these coins made in order to hand out as mementos to people they meet, particularly members of the military.

In the past, these coins have generally been inscribed with the motto ‘E Pluribus Unum’ or “out of many one.” But this year the challenge coin got a makeover…

…of the Trumpian variety…

As The Washington Post puts it:

The presidential seal has been replaced by an eagle bearing President Trump’s signature. The eagle’s head faces right, not left, as on the seal. The 13 arrows representing the original states have disappeared. And the national motto, “E pluribus unum” — a Latin phrase that means “Out of many, one” — is gone.

Instead, both sides of the coin feature Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”The changes don’t stop there. In addition to his signature, Trump’s name appears three times on the coin, which is thicker than those made for past presidents. 

And forget the traditional subdued silver and copper: Trump’s coin, a White House aide marveled, is “very gold.”

Very. Gold.

It’s a minor interruption from a larger program of Trumpian headscratchers, but the internet is not on board with this – the AV Club wrote an article on the subject called ‘Big, Stupid Man Now Has His Own Big, Stupid Coin’. 

Twitter was pretty much on board with that assessment…

Nope, not The Onion, we wish.

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Two Of Mueller's Russia Probe Investigators Caught Referring To President Trump As An 'Idiot'

Donald Trump is currently in lukewarm water that is hopefully coming to a slow boil as he’s investigated for colluding with Russia during his election campaign. The probe into Trump and his cohorts dealings is being conducted by Robert Mueller and FBI agents. Even special agents are people, and it turns out some of them have the same opinion of Donald Trump as most of America: They think he’s an idiot.

FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page were reported on by the New York Times when text exchanges about Trump surfaced. Politico has shared some of the texts and they’re actually pretty relatable.

It’s actually almost like rereading text convos I had with friends after almost every single debate and campaign speech:

Page also commented on Trump’s racism, calling some of his speeches “full of dog whistles,” and writing, “The racism is barely even veiled anymore.”

Page also mentioned Watergate, and her assurance that Trump would be brought down by scandal.

To all of this, much of the Internet is saying, “So?”

But to more conservative entities, having FBI agents investigating Trump who have said how much they hate him is problematic. So did Mueller. He pulled Strzok off the case in July when he discovered the text’s existence, though Page had already finished her assignment. 

Technically, they didn’t actually do anything wrong, as FBI agents are allowed “as an individual privately and publicly on political subjects and candidates,” according to the NYT. But, better safe than accused of conspiracy, I guess?

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James Papadopoulos' Fiancee Fires Back At President Trump, Defends Her Soon-To-Be Husband

One of the men who has plead guilty in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference is George Papadopolous, Trump’s former foreign policy adviser. Papadopoulos plead guilty to lying to the FBI in October, not disclosing connections he had with Russian officials. 

Joseph Mifsud, a professor who allegedly offered Papadopoulos thousands of emails relating to Hillary Clinton on behalf of the Russian government, has reportedly gone to ground.  

The Trump administration had repeatedly denied that Papadopoulos’ contacts with Russia on behalf of the Trump campaign had “nothing to do with the activities of the campaign.” 

In a press conference, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders repeatedly dismissed Papadopoulos as “a volunteer member on an advisory council.” 

Although at the time, Donald Trump announced his appointment as a foreign policy adviser in March 2016 himself. Trump described Papadopoulos as “an excellent guy” during the campaign. 

Papadopoulos claims that Donald Trump was present at a meeting where he boasted of his Russian connections and said he could help organise a meeting with Putin.  

And now, Papadopoulos’ fiancee, Simona Mangiante, has spoken to ABC, describing him as “a patriot, not a Trump campaign coffee boy.”

Mangiante responded to claims by the Trump campaign that Papadopoulos’ contact with Russia was unauthorized: “He never took any initiative, as far as I know, [that was] unauthorized. All the initiatives had [the] blessing of the campaign,” she said. 

“He’s no ‘coffee boy,'” Mangiante continued. 

Mangiante claims to have emails proving that Papadopoulos was a campaign insider, but says that her lawyers have advised her to not provide emails or other possible evidence to reporters. 

Mangiante explained that she and Papadopoulos met through a mutual contact on LinkedIn, Joseph Mifsud, the professor who would eventually offer her fiance dirt on Hillary Clinton. 

Both she and Papadopoulos had worked for Professor Joseph Mifsud at different times, when he was the then director of the London Academy of Diplomacy.  

Court records from Mueller’s investigation describe a professor approaching Papadopoulos after learning of his role in the Trump campaign. Those documents don’t identify the professor by name, but Mangiante identified him as Mifsud. 

Mangiante now believes that Mifsud became interested in Papadopoulos “precisely because he was working for Trump.” 

Perhaps the most damning statement from Mangiante? When asked what she would title her fiancee’s upcoming memoir, she replied: “The First Domino.” 

What do you think of this explosive interview?

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Man Shares Awkward Photo Of President Trump At Turkey Pardoning–And We Can't Stop Laughing

On Tuesday, Donald Trump held that bizarre annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition that is the pardoning of the turkey.

David Mack, a writer for Buzzfeed News, made the event way more entertaining when he posted this photo on Twitter:

His followers were quick to jump in.

Happy Thanksgiving y’all.

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President Trump Takes Another Shot At Congresswoman Who Exposed Him

Donald Trump continues to go after Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) on Twitter following her account of Trump’s insensitive remarks to Myeshia Johnson, widow of the late Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger.

According to the Congresswoman, Trump told the widow that her husband “must have known what he signed up for.”

So in classic Trump fashion, he spent the weekend hitting back at Rep. Wilson, first on Saturday:

Twitter had many thoughts.

Many hit back at Trump for going after Wilson…

But let’s face it, Trump’s behavior is hardly surprising at this point.

Insulting people via Twitter is what he does:

But it’s disturbing all the same.

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School President Defends Fliers Telling LGBT Students To Commit Suicide

College is the time when many young people first get involved in politics. They’ll go to rallies, volunteer, and put up posters. However, someone at Cleveland State University has been putting up some truly awful and terrifying posters.

The poster reminds the reader about how many LGBT youth commit suicide and asks others to do the same. The poster is attributed to a group called “Fascist Solutions.”  

While most people on campus have denounced the poster one significant person has not, the president of Cleveland State University. President Ronald M. Berkman issued statement via email that left many people outraged. 

While it can be difficult to distinguish between free speech and hate speech, asking a vulnerable minority to kill themselves certainly seems to fall in latter category. 

In fairness, President Berkman did issue a follow up statement apologizing for his earlier comments and expressing his desire to have a discussion. 

The poster was eventually taken down but not for the reason you’d expect. It was removed because it didn’t have “prior approval,” which seems to suggest that next time Fascist Solutions will be able to express hateful thoughts as long as they ask permission first. 

So far it seems like most people are not happy with any part of the school’s response. 

No new posters have gone up yet but this still may be far from over. 

[h/t Buzzfeed]

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