For Donald Trump‘s harshest critics, today’s economics speech might be his campaign in a nutshell.
The mogul gave a speech today in Pennsylvania, where he attacked Hillary Clinton, applauded Brexit, and generally talked about the negatives of globalized economics. Unfortunately for him, the Internet couldn’t stop laughing at the fact that of all the places in the world to speak, Trump chose to talk in front of a wall of crushed garbage.
In all fairness, Tim Mak of The Daily Beast pointed out that the location was fitting in a way, given his location.
He is speaking at Alumisource, and I imagine that's aluminum packed for recylcing https://t.co/Di3LJSqOv8
— Tim Mak (@timkmak) June 28, 2016
Even so, the jokes wrote themselves, and they came without mercy:
EXCLUSIVE: Footage of Trump’s advance team setting up the backdrop for today’s speech. pic.twitter.com/E6A5FpMwsT
— Aaron Earls (@WardrobeDoor) June 28, 2016
Staffer 1: So just whatever you do, don't put him in front of a giant pile of garbage.
Staffer 2: Got it. pic.twitter.com/1zjzNEnLoy
— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) June 28, 2016
he really oversold that wall pic.twitter.com/NFUfxtuZsQ
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) June 28, 2016
Our campaign rallies are fabulous – wonderful! pic.twitter.com/CUMxXCzfGS
— McDonald's Retriever (@jesseltaylor) June 28, 2016
That staging is complete rubbish
— Dan Eggen (@DanEggenWPost) June 28, 2016
Who told Donald Trump it was a good idea to speak in front of an actual wall of garbage? pic.twitter.com/e72txR0Iq5
— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) June 28, 2016
I shall dub this speech with its questionable backdrop "Donald's Dumpster Dive on Economics"
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) June 28, 2016
Phil Spector had the Wall of Sound.
Donald Trump has the Wall of Garbage. pic.twitter.com/OB0o6LCYuJ
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) June 28, 2016
Trump is speaking in front of a literal trash heap pic.twitter.com/0pas6tUu5X
— Katherine Krueger (@kath_krueger) June 28, 2016
Is this backdrop advance success or failure? pic.twitter.com/nJpAxMlN45
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) June 28, 2016
All that's missing is the fire. Everything else about this image is sublime. pic.twitter.com/vuvVH1L9wl
— Elliott Hamilton (@ElliottRHams) June 28, 2016
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) June 28, 2016
Tuned in to catch Trump's "Economic Independence" speech & am mesmerized by his candy striped tie and the shiny, compacted garbage backdrop🍬
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) June 28, 2016
1. Don't put candidate in front of a giant wall of garbage.
2. See #1
3. See #1
4. See #1
5. See #1 pic.twitter.com/YRRKzQhJWx
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 28, 2016
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