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President Trump shows off his childlike artwork in ‘Trump Draws’ GIFs

The executive order meme just got GIF'd.


Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 31, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 2:30 am CDT

President Donald Trump‘s unveiling of his first executive order—an attempt to roll back the Affordable Care Act—provided perfect fodder for a new meme. When a president holds up a piece of paper that can be easily Photoshopped, that’s a gift to the internet. But now, one Twitter account is taking the meme to the next level: animated GIFs. 

Trump Draws GIFs show the president proudly displaying childlike drawings to the press, awaiting the applause due to him for drawing a house or cat. 

This version of the executive order meme impugns Trump’s intelligence in a manner that calls to mind the case against the previous Republican president, George W. Bush. This angle of attack is doomed to fail, of course, because Trump has a very high IQ. One of the highest. (Source: Donald J. Trump.)

There are only three GIFs on the Trump Draws Twitter account thus far, but one of them—the “kat” one—was the top post on Reddit Tuesday morning. If Trump Draws doesn’t post more, you can bet that someone else will.

Update 12:19pm CT, Jan. 31: A third GIF hit the web Tuesday afternoon!

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*First Published: Jan 31, 2017, 12:57 pm CST