Trump's new props at bizarre COVID-19 briefing spur instant memes
Donald Trump held a bizarre pep rally press conference type thing on Monday. Trump and others spoke in the Rose Garden with two identical posters hung on each side of Trump’s dumb head, boasting a lie about America’s primacy in testing for the novel coronavirus. Americans with even the smallest level of critical thinking could see what was happening. Trump is attempting to sell America Trump steaks made out of Grade Z beef.
The signs, in big sans serif lettering, said: “AMERICA LEADS THE WORLD IN TESTING.” This was a last second deal and as George Orwell’s 1984 has taught us, simple bold lettering is how you drive home propaganda. Of course, simple bold lettering on a blank white background is also wildly easy to photoshop, so Twitter decided to have a field day with the tragicomedy that is this administration.
There’s the painful fact.
And there’s this other brutal fact.
@HoarseWisperer https://t.co/WJ6jIGGkXp— Ivan the K™ (@Ivan the K™) 1589229082
And the actual numerical fact.
@HoarseWisperer Stole this. https://t.co/cB9rn1euKc— Paige🇨🇦 (@Paige🇨🇦) 1589228733
And this simple fact.
@KagroX This one is more accurate. https://t.co/d121svngAE— Ann Kriss (@Ann Kriss) 1589228397
And here’s a recent American history lesson
https://t.co/xGcjpELUmE— Jennifer Hayden (@Jennifer Hayden) 1589231269
But there is also this sad reality.
@HoarseWisperer https://t.co/76CN0c8wgg— (((Mezzo))) (@(((Mezzo)))) 1589229107
And remember when this was the sad fact?
@N_Random_Twit @Scout_Finch @HoarseWisperer https://t.co/j0zfk4X3Zs— Just a Canadian that says "Sorry" and "a boot" (@Just a Canadian that says "Sorry" and "a boot") 1589230075
And what is being said.
@Acyn https://t.co/YoArSAlG9Y— Ed Gruberman (@Ed Gruberman) 1589228647
And a reminder.
@Acyn We’ve seen this before... https://t.co/iKP0ymevyH— Denise Wu (@Denise Wu) 1589227403
But Trump is the first reality television host president.
In the Rose Garden. #TrumpPressConference https://t.co/L5dHtrrdrg— Hard 2 Follows (@Hard 2 Follows) 1589230230