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Grumpy Trump is Twitter’s newest favorite meme

The picture generated a lot of jokes.

 

Andrew Wyrich

Internet Culture

Published Aug 28, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 7:46 am CDT

President Donald Trump announced the beginnings of a trade deal with Mexico on Monday afternoon during a press event that had its own host of technical difficulties.

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However, a photo taken during the event—where the president leaned back in his chair, cross-armed, and refused to answer questions regarding the death of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)—quickly became a meme.

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It was the second time over the course of the day the president refused to answer questions about McCain.

During the press event, Trump also fiddled with a phone on his desk attempting to get Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on speakerphone for reporters to hear. The trade deal would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The awkward few minutes of the president waiting for an aide to fix the phone was mocked online, but a separate photo has also become one of the countless Trump memes to emerge from his administration.

Some people mocked the president’s apparent desire for two scoops of ice cream, while others joked about his instance on Tuesday that Google was suppressing conservative voices in their search results.

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Others, unfortunately, decided to mock the president’s weight.

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Who knew one day in the White House would become fodder for so many jokes online?

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*First Published: Aug 28, 2018, 8:49 am CDT