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.
@HoarseWisperer Done..... https://t.co/ZEIKOZCp34— InnerVoices (@InnerVoices)1589228671.0
And there’s this other brutal fact.
@HoarseWisperer https://t.co/WJ6jIGGkXp— Ivan the K™ (@Ivan the K™)1589229082.0
And the actual numerical fact.
@HoarseWisperer Stole this. https://t.co/cB9rn1euKc— Paige🇨🇦 (@Paige🇨🇦)1589228733.0
And this simple fact.
@KagroX This one is more accurate. https://t.co/d121svngAE— Ann Kriss (@Ann Kriss)1589228397.0
And here’s a recent American history lesson
https://t.co/xGcjpELUmE— Jennifer Hayden (@Jennifer Hayden)1589231269.0
But there is also this sad reality.
@HoarseWisperer https://t.co/76CN0c8wgg— (((Mezzo))) (@(((Mezzo))))1589229107.0
And remember when this was the sad fact?
@N_Random_Twit @Scout_Finch @HoarseWisperer https://t.co/j0zfk4X3Zs— Make some noise and get in good trouble 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 (@Make some noise and get in good trouble 🇨🇦 🇺🇸)1589230075.0
And what is being said.
@Acyn https://t.co/YoArSAlG9Y— Ed Gruberman (@Ed Gruberman)1589228647.0
And a reminder.
@Acyn We’ve seen this before... https://t.co/iKP0ymevyH— Denise Wu (@Denise Wu)1589227403.0
But Trump is the first reality television host president.
@RadioFreeTom The Rose Garden meets Home Shopping Network, virus testing edition.— Casey Nikoloric (@Casey Nikoloric)1589228563.0
In the Rose Garden. #TrumpPressConference https://t.co/L5dHtrrdrg— Hard 2 Follows (@Hard 2 Follows)1589230230.0