Photo via The Poke/Twitter

This trash bin that looks like Donald Trump is getting gloriously photoshopped

Where will Donald the Bin show up next?


Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Published Jan 24, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 3:39 am CDT

The wily bloggers at U.K. humor site The Poke have discovered a Parisian trash bin that looks uncannily like the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Donald the Bin has a cardboard box for a face, and a perfectly angled yellow trash lid for hair, rendering him almost as lifelike as the real thing.

The original photo, which dates back to 2014, was taken by Thomas Regembal in Belleville, Paris, and was captioned “Poubelleville”—a punny French way of saying “Trashcanville.”  At the time, it had nothing to do with Donald Trump.

But now that Trashcanville is another name for America, the photo is newly relevant, and the Poke has turned it into a character called Donald the Bin.

The site’s latest Photoshop challenge asked fans to “do your wonderful stuff” with Donald the Bin. And oh, the places he went…

Here he is at a festival:

Here he is taking away women’s rights:

Here he is meeting with his cabinet: 

And riding with Putin: 

And hanging out with bungling Brexiteer Nigel Farage: 

And using Twitter. His tweets are total trash.

There are literally hundreds of these now. If the London Women’s March didn’t make it clear enough that a lot of people in the U.K. are opposed to President Trump, perhaps this hashtag will do the trick. 

I’ll leave you with the best one, where Donald the Bin is fleeing Creepers in Minecraft:

Well, that’s one place he could realistically afford to build a wall: in a video game.

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*First Published: Jan 24, 2017, 1:44 pm CST