With his inauguration ceremony just around the corner, Donald Trump tweeted a photo of himself writing his “short but impactful” speech – and Twitter wasted no time turning the awkwardly staged picture into a meme template.
The photo shows the president-elect sitting on a desk at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, looking like a high school student trying to take an exam on a class he didn’t even know he was enrolled in.
There is no computer, no cell phone, no reference books and no Kellyanne Conway to lean over and point randomly at the writing pad, which appears blank just like all those manila folders at Trump’s press conference. The only things visible in the photo are a huge eagle statue and the depressed-looking billionaire.
Draw me like one of your French girls pic.twitter.com/3I4tjFiDn1— HannahJane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) January 18, 2017
Photographer: Okay sir, we're gonna stage a photo of you writing your inaugural. We just need you to sit at your desk.— Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) January 18, 2017
Trump: What's a desk
Trump’s aides say he has written his inauguration speech himself. It’s 140 characters long.— Chelsea (@Chelseashow) January 18, 2017
People were very concerned about the contents of the speech. Hopefully, there’ll be no “locker room talk” involved.
Live look at Trump writing his inaugural address pic.twitter.com/fhNcOLvJM8— Ashley Alese Edwards (@AshleyAlese) January 18, 2017
How I imagine Trump writing his inauguration speech: pic.twitter.com/Ukw1ZQUwOo— Hannah Benjamin (@hannahbenj) January 18, 2017
Soon, a Twitter user made the most shocking discovery.
The former reality TV star wrote (perhaps) the most important speech of his life using a sharpie. How fitting.
Then this happened:
Trump was writing his inaugural address at the Mar-a-Lago concierge desk in the lobby, apparently ... https://t.co/LL5CrOD0Ow— Ken Layne (@KenLayne) January 18, 2017
Hilarious, Trump couldn't even fake an office properly, let alone writing his speech https://t.co/4PFlWYWzMT— Peter W. Singer (@peterwsinger) January 18, 2017
As The New York Magazine reports, the “the desk in question is located not in a private Mar-a-Lago suite, but in what appears to be a usually public hallway.”
Two more days till the inauguration, folks.
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