Donald Trump is a hard worker. The hardest worker. Nobody works harder than President “I’d Rather Be Golfing” Trump. Believe us. Trump is currently working his ass off to get the government back up and running after the Senate failed to pass a spending bill that would have kept the government functioning. He’s bravely sacrificing his ridiculously expensive black-tie gala at Mar-a-Lago to broker deals in Congress so they can reopen the government. He doesn’t have time for parties and golfing and adoration from his rich, loyal subjects.
Or so the White House would like us to believe. They released photos of Trump, in the White House, slaving away on the phone at his desk in the Oval Office, no doubt deep in conference calls with Congressional leaders regarding the shutdown. There’s just one problem: This is like the photo he released of himself allegedly writing his own inauguration speech. It’s obviously staged. Except for the phone, his desk is totally clean and empty.
Who tries to create order out of chaos with nothing on their desk but a telephone? Take a look at this tweet from a producer at CBS News:
White House releases photo of Trump working today. He has not faced press since shutdown. pic.twitter.com/LR9cifsnsV
— Louise Serio (@LDSerio) January 21, 2018
There’s also this one from a White House reporter at ABC News, which is zoomed out:
Inside the Oval Office: WH releases photo of Trump working the phones during the shutdown: pic.twitter.com/t1xVEOPtuG
— Ben Siegel (@benyc) January 20, 2018
And then there’s this one of him in a meeting…with extremely cheerful members of his staff rather than the Congressional leaders he ought to be working with right now:
The @WhiteHouse releases this photo from a staff meeting today. President Trump meets with Marc Short, Hope Hicks, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and Sarah Sanders, among other senior staff.
Caption contest? pic.twitter.com/JVpqHpmmGq
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) January 21, 2018
Really? Nobody looks that cheerful in a meeting about anything contentious, like, oh, a government shutdown. So, despite the White House’s best efforts, absolutely nobody is buying this.
— Dan Walter (@danwalterwriter) January 21, 2018
Last time I checked, working at your desk, requires for there to be actual work at your desk
— akitawoo (@denise_inkc) January 21, 2018
He’s starting a cap model career.
— Vieux Garçon (@Le_Gendre_Ideal) January 21, 2018
Did the White House magically become paperless?
— Andrew Hess 🌹🏴🚩 (@hess_andrew_) January 21, 2018
Jesus, he can’t even do WORK correctly pic.twitter.com/zagabYM4Pd
— Rob Garrison (@al_mally) January 21, 2018
He could at least have papers on your desk to look like you are doing something
— Dawn Elicia (@DawnElicia) January 21, 2018
— Charles (@creeknation01) January 21, 2018
He’s working the walls on a phone sex operator.
— Ari Z. (Pronounced “Zed”) (@postordinary) January 21, 2018
I saw this pic and I honestly thought “this is like a Simpsons episode”. Only then did I remember that there actually was one. WTF! !
— brian (@bmcpburgh) January 21, 2018
I’ve never seen such a clean desk. And I can only imagine what he is saying on the phone. Perhaps… pic.twitter.com/xC6ZWLKUqH
— Veronica Tuna (@VeronicaTuna) January 21, 2018
He looks like a child at his dad’s desk, playing pretend “businessman”.
Which really if you think about it is the story of his life.
— Brea Trant (@BreaTrant) January 21, 2018
Posed photo op for his cult followers. Just an illusion like his presidency. Thy rest of the world can see thorough this sham why can’t half of Americans???
— Mizz Flanagan (@MizzzFlanagan) January 21, 2018
— BR549 (@deafboxers) January 21, 2018
They look awfully happy for such failure of leadership.
— Dana Sandman (@dmsandman) January 21, 2018
“I’m working very hard with all these people who are not sitting down.”
— robynadams (@robynadams) January 21, 2018
I better be building the wall on THIS side pic.twitter.com/BuDlT1SBsV
— Nadi (@nadidoug_) January 21, 2018
“Folks really, I could be on the 11th hole right now, closing out a sweet birdie. We all know who has the best swing in the room, amirite?”
— Chris Sharp (@chrisscottsharp) January 21, 2018
We’ll laugh like it’s not a cardboard cutout of trump so he can go to his party.
— Kate Ep (@58Kate) January 21, 2018
Look at them all pleased with themselves.
— PaulInNapaValley (@PaulNapaValley) January 21, 2018
So nice that everyone is so jolly about the #TrumpShutdown !
— Jane Herzog (@JaneHerzog4) January 21, 2018
Calling a phone sex line while wearing a funny hat doesn’t qualify as work.
— Ross Wenk (@RossWenk) January 20, 2018
There’s no way he’s actually talking to anyone in this picture lol
— Mike Bloodworth (@mikebloodworth) January 21, 2018
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