President-elect Donald Trump and his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, are getting down to business. There are cabinet members to nominate, angry teens to retweet, and flag burners to threaten. But what are these two perusing at the laptop in the poorly lit office, as Conway smiles and Trump looks vaguely confused?
@realDonaldTrump & I working hard tonight. Thank you for the privilege of a lifetime, #PEOTUS. pic.twitter.com/tBcg8duiVj— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) November 29, 2016
You better believe the internet has some ideas. This photo is a gift to prankster meme-fans everywhere.
No, thank *you* for the meme template.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) November 29, 2016
Two important facts about Trump and computer use are: that Trump is rarely ever seen with a computer, and when he does have access to one, in the form of a smartphone, he uses it to troll Twitter. Easy jokes abound.
"Yes sir. That looks like an excellent person to retweet"https://t.co/t1qSpZ7t7w— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) November 29, 2016
"working hard" teaching him how to manually RT Twitter trolls https://t.co/qlAVxDMsNb— T. Kyle (@tkylemac) November 29, 2016
So they were trolling twitter for random @jeffzeleny-hating teens to RT? https://t.co/Y8FPVNFtHM— Amy Spitalnick (@amyspitalnick) November 29, 2016
They're crafting the ultimate tweet, one which will decide the fate of nations, trigger every cuck, and bring America's foes to their knees. https://t.co/8anSk2Bopj— VDARE (@vdare) November 29, 2016
Trump also claimed, early in 2016, that he would boycott Apple due to its commitment to protecting citizens’ information from the U.S. government. Less than a year later, he’s using—or at least posing with—a MacBook. This seeming flip-flop has not escaped his critics.
Whose Powerbook is this and is it sending emails? And via what server? https://t.co/oO23ZuisWb— emptywheel (@emptywheel) November 29, 2016
"Boycott Apple until such time as they give that information" – @realDonaldTrump Unless of course… #MacLove #Encryption https://t.co/OiFTgVJVyD— Frank Baitman (@frankbaitman) November 29, 2016
Guess he's not actually boycotting apple over outsourcing? https://t.co/rVJDvB8JDd— Eddie Vale (@evale72) November 29, 2016
And then there are the cracks about Trump’s perceived incompetence, egotism, and general lack of preparation for the presidency. There are hundreds of them.
Do they work in a baseball cap shop? Is it their Etsy store? https://t.co/dRVwTRhFiv— Brown Anthony in RL Grimes for JC Penney (@anthelonious) November 29, 2016
Love the placement of hats and shirts. Gotta push that merchandise. Can't stop the scam even for a moment. https://t.co/88pL7NGOhK— Jameson (@jamesonstarship) November 29, 2016
“We had so much fun retweeting Twitter Eggs that we didn’t have time to Google the deputy national security adviser!" https://t.co/vSMCxjrrmr— David Frum (@davidfrum) November 29, 2016
"So you wiggle your finger around this silver square to move the pointy thing?" https://t.co/TH0kc4UmH5— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) November 29, 2016
“So then you drag your tax returns to the little trash can at the bottom..” https://t.co/bjnCHD9j30— FrankGuarantee (@fvdlfvdl) November 29, 2016
A couple of very long years ago, it was unfathomable to imagine a president of the United States who gleefully engaged in Twitter arguments and courted the support of angry online eggs, but here we are.