Between slams against the media and the Congressional Republican leadership, Trump retweeted this image of himself eclipsing former president Barack Obama.
Needless to say, the Internet had a few things to say about the meme.
After all that’s happened, this visual is a stark example of white supremacy, literally blotting blackness out. https://t.co/EosQ27L7gQ
— Mike Signorile (@MSignorile) August 24, 2017
This morning is a reminder that as long as Trump has Twitter, Kelly’s efforts to keep garbage out of his information stream will be futile.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) August 24, 2017
So Trump just retweeted this. Looking directly at it hurts my eyes because the stupid burns. pic.twitter.com/zpLOLNgmdU
— Ben (@BenHowe) August 24, 2017
Trump just RT’d this. Happy Thursday, everyone. pic.twitter.com/7emPvt8IgY
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 24, 2017
love it when the subtext becomes text pic.twitter.com/drUjEg2BZI
— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) August 24, 2017
Thankfully, eclipses are temporary. https://t.co/jq8184yND7
— Anthony De Rosa 🗽 (@Anthony) August 24, 2017
My main complaint about Obama was that he didn’t retweet weird ass-kissy compliments about himself all the time. https://t.co/QB8zdiptaf
— Joe Berkowitz (@JoeBerkowitz) August 24, 2017
Not sure if I’m laughing or about to cough up a ton of blood pic.twitter.com/DJ3v8HvJwb
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) August 24, 2017
Others were perplexed by the metaphor and questioned whether it suggested that Obama is the sun being blocked out by Trump’s moon.
This metaphor makes Trump the moon and Obama the sun, and Trump only temporarily passing in front https://t.co/AM4uLmRTyr
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) August 24, 2017
Pretty generous for him to compare Obama to the Sun. https://t.co/WRI2hScN22
— Matt Ford (@fordm) August 24, 2017
[two minutes pass and then Obama returns to office] https://t.co/ggcTvmokBG
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) August 24, 2017
So he’s the smaller thing that temporarily blocks the much bigger & brighter thing…. please my god teach this man how analogies work https://t.co/ZwfucVFblB
— Erin 🎶Gloria🎶 Ryan (@morninggloria) August 24, 2017
[Image via screengrab]
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