Armed With Sass & Insta, Obama's Photographer Takes On Trump's Bigotry

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The former White House photographer is comparing Trump’s time as president with that of Obama’s with epic Instagram posts.

Pete Souza, the former official White House photographer, is taking not-so-subtle jabs at President Donald Trump by posting photos of Barack Obama.

Comparing the two presidents and their stance on various issues such as refugees, gender equality and the wage gap, Souza is highlighting the stark difference between Trump and Obama's presidencies.

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Just more than a week ago, the POTUS signed executive orders, banning refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

However, a photo posted by the photographer clearly shows us Obama’s stance on refugees from around the world.

 

Talking with a young refugee at a Dignity for Children Foundation classroom in 2015.

A photo posted by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

 

Moreover, while Trump’s cabinet is mostly comprised of white males, a picture posted by Souza on Instagram shows us what Obama’s cabinet looked like, and also represents his stance on women empowerment.

 

Meeting with top advisors. This is a full-frame picture. I guess you'd say I was trying to make a point.

A photo posted by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

 

“Meeting with top advisors. This is a full-frame picture. I guess you'd say I was trying to make a point,” the photo was captioned.

The current president has had a troubled relationship with veterans. Although he claims to love and respect them, many of his moves have damaged them.

And here’s the relationship Obama shared with vets:

 

With US troops after secret overnight trip to Afghanistan in 2010.

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Right after Trump’s phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Souza posted this photo on his Instagram account.

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With US troops after secret overnight trip to Afghanistan in 2010.

A photo posted by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

 

While the POTUS has mostly been noted praising himself, living a lavish lifestyle and creating differences between people from various religious and ethnic backgrounds, Obama was known for his inclusiveness, kind heartedness and warmth.

 

Remember Alex, the six-year-old boy who wrote President Obama a letter about the Syrian boy photographed in the ambulance. Alex visited the Oval Office with his family the day after the election. "Dear President Obama, Remember the boy who was picked up by the ambulance in Syria? Can you please go get him and bring him to [my home]? Park in the driveway or on the street and we will be waiting for you guys with flags, flowers, and balloons. We will give him a family and he will be our brother. Catherine, my little sister, will be collecting butterflies and fireflies for him. In my school, I have a friend from Syria, Omar, and I will introduce him to Omar. We can all play together. We can invite him to birthday parties and he will teach us another language. We can teach him English too, just like my friend Aoto from Japan. Please tell him that his brother will be Alex who is a very kind boy, just like him. Since he won't bring toys and doesn't have toys Catherine will share her big blue stripy white bunny. And I will share my bike and I will teach him how to ride it. I will teach him additions and subtractions in math. And he [can] smell Catherine's lip gloss penguin which is green. She doesn't let anyone touch it. Thank you very much! I can't wait for you to come! Alex 6 years old "

A photo posted by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

 

 

We need love. (Check back row center.)

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Nice suit!

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Pregame ritual.

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