As you know, the US government is in shutdown… and of course, we have Trump to blame.
The shutdown has been in effect since Friday evening, and Democrats are blaming Republicans while Republicans are blaming the Democrats – meanwhile, everyone else is blaming Trump.
Basically, a whole heap of government agencies are shutting down after a funding bill was blocked by the Senate.
Democratic senators are refusing to fund the government unless the President agrees to acknowledge and handle the outcome of the 700,000 illegal immigrants that were brought to the USA as children.
So, in this shutdown, non-essential government figures are given leave of absence with no pay. National security, public safety officers, and all those important people stay employed.
Anyway, to show the public that President Trump is still doing his job, the Whitehouse released a bunch of photos of him “working hard”.
Unfortunately for the president, the photos achieved pretty much the opposite effect. They look so absurdly staged that Twitter is completely losing its collective shit.
Let’s be real – we all know that Trump is playing golf at home or applying fake tan (a nice shade of orange) by the pool.
Moments ago, the @WhiteHouse released photos of President @realDonaldTrump working with his staff during what they're calling the "Democrat shutdown." https://t.co/Gl9Xn7xulJ pic.twitter.com/WjMBc1E5Xr
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 20, 2018
Hi Melania, do you know where my hat is? pic.twitter.com/2yzYQIwIdz
— Bozwonk (@lolwarlol) January 21, 2018
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 20, 2018
This is the political equivalent of a stock photo of people playing video games with controllers that clearly are not connected to anything. https://t.co/DZT0UVNuXA
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) January 21, 2018
White House emails: “Photos of President Donald J. Trump working in the White House during the Democrat shutdown” working on what… sitting on hold? pic.twitter.com/pKMBfo6F4r
— Rob Hedrick (@RobTVLA) January 21, 2018
An emerging trend is that Trump and his staff have no idea how to stage photos to make it seem like he’s actually working. pic.twitter.com/kFHKvWdKLf
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) January 21, 2018
I too conduct most of my most important work with a phone in my hand and nothing on my desk, while staring vacantly off into space https://t.co/XrYVv3YEae
— janu-erin (@morninggloria) January 20, 2018
Some of the widely mocked photos of #Trump pretending to work whilst wishing he were golfing during the #shutdown2018 Just look how busy he is. Look at the papers piled high on that desk…wait, what? pic.twitter.com/tzvzOLXMqg
— DAVID E. WATTERS (@NBIassociates) January 21, 2018
According to today’s White House photos, Trump is hard at work with nothing on his desk but a Sharpie, his Diet Coke button, a phone, and something that looks like a coaster. Worst staging ever.
— Julie Gibeau (@furfeet) January 21, 2018
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 21, 2018