- Tom Steyer calls for reparations Tuesday 9:05 PM
- Etika mural added as official PokéStop in Pokémon Go Tuesday 8:35 PM
- Debate devolves into candidates shouting ‘math’ at each other Tuesday 8:19 PM
- Bloomberg rolls his eyes when challenged over sexist comments Tuesday 8:18 PM
- Bloomberg almost accidentally claims he ‘bought’ Congress Tuesday 8:03 PM
- ‘Dick Pound’ and ‘Bisexual Men Exist’ trend together–Twitter goes wild Tuesday 7:54 PM
- James Charles receives backlash over ‘racist’ imitation of Latinx TikTok character, Rosa Tuesday 7:06 PM
- Video shows people harassing elderly Asian man while he collects cans Tuesday 6:23 PM
- Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO, prompting conspiracy theories Tuesday 5:53 PM
- Bhad Bhabie threatens to kill Skai Jackson amid feud involving their moms Tuesday 4:51 PM
- Body camera shows officer boasting about arresting a 6-year-old Tuesday 3:58 PM
- Singer Duffy opens up about the rape, captivity that led her to stop singing Tuesday 3:51 PM
- Cynthia Nixon embodies feminist rage in viral video Tuesday 3:30 PM
- Samsung factory shuts down amid confirmed coronavirus case Tuesday 3:08 PM
- Bebe Rexha says she won’t be ‘imprisoned’ by bipolar disorder Tuesday 2:33 PM
In case you missed it Tuesday, Trump and the first lady were in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and headed to a memorial service for people who died on Flight 93. Trump, literally never one for decorum, entered the scene with both fists raised and his jaw clenched as if he were headed pretty much anywhere besides a somber event.
New York Times photographer Doug Mills captured the instantly viral moment.
Comic artist and writer Rob Sheridan then took the liberty of turning the photo into a PNG cut-out, inviting Twitter at large to “do your absolute worst” with the image by way of Photoshop.
People on Twitter were happy to oblige, inserting fist-pumping Trump into scenarios ranging from giving president of Russia Vladimir Putin a piggy-back ride to eating corn on the cob to flossing his dentures.
Well, I made this before I saw your png, but I'm happy! pic.twitter.com/8UIOawLu68— Mike Holden #FBPE (@MikeHolden42) September 11, 2018
Lots of people had the idea to place the Trump image in the scenes of historical tragedies, from the Charlottesville rally to the Titanic sinking. Given the original photo came from a 9/11 memorial, it’s not so hard to imagine him having the same reaction in an equally inappropriate setting.
And another one, the metaphorical equivalent of Trump's response to charlottesville. pic.twitter.com/S1sHOIqCQd— Sydney (@amadeaur) September 11, 2018
(led zepellin voice: ooohaahAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAH) pic.twitter.com/mptfnVcq7G— The Jeneral (@JenniferWillcut) September 11, 2018
I’m not great at this, especially on a phone while eating lunch, but... you made it so easy. pic.twitter.com/FM6O7FcSCu— Col. Kurtz (but with synthesizers) (@b_kaoss) September 11, 2018
Kris Seavers is the IRL editor for the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.