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Obama photographer Pete Souza trolls Trump’s Boy Scout speech with a badge-worthy burn

Instagram's troll king has yet again entertained the internet with his political commentary


Vanna Vasquez

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Posted on Jul 25, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 10:47 pm CDT

Pete Souza, Instagram’s troll king, has yet again entertained the internet with his political commentary.

Souza, a former White House photographer under President Barack Obama, has not been a stranger to headlines in the past few months. Since President Donald Trump took office, Souza appears to have made it his mission to troll him in the most subtle ways. So, it comes as no surprise that he could not help but post a photo to his Instagram account after Trump’s cringe-worthy Boy Scout speech.

During Trump’s fiery speech on Monday at the Boy Scouts of America’s National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, the president brought up his disdain for the media, managed to again tout his victory over Hilary Clinton, and overall made the event seem more like a campaign rally than a Jamboree. Trump also bashed Obama, pointing out that the former president never attended a Jamboree during his time in office, which elicited boos from the audience.

In true Souza fashion, his response to Trump’s speech was sharp and cunning.

From correcting Trump’s sexist tweets to comparing the Obama’s and Trump’s visit with Pope Francis, Souza has created comedic gold with his blunt posts, making him one of the most unique political commentators of the internet era.

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*First Published: Jul 25, 2017, 4:32 pm CDT