Saturday, July 27, 2019

Trump addresses young conservatives in front of fake presidential seal

Fake seal

Works for me. After all, he’s a fake president.

Trump Spoke in Front of a Parody Presidential Seal Altered to Mock Him reports the New York Magazine’s Intelligencer.

When President Trump appeared before an eager crowd of young conservatives at Turning Point USA’s student summit this week, he stood proudly in front of a fake presidential seal that was altered to mock his alleged ties to Russia and his golfing habit.

The eagle on the fake seal has two heads, rather than one, a clear reference to Russia’s coat of arms, the Washington Post points out. In the real presidential seal, the eagle holds 13 arrows in its left talon, signifying the first 13 states. But in the fake one, it holds 13 golf clubs, signifying Trump’s golf obsession.

And the other talon holds a wad of cash signifying Trump’s obsession with money, I guess.

The banner above the eagle is also altered on the fake seal. Rather than “E pluribus unum,” the motto of the United states, it says “45 es un titere,” Spanish for “45 is a puppet.” …

The altered seal appears to have come from an online retailer called “OneTermDonnie,” the Post reports, but it’s not clear how it ended up behind Trump Tuesday. Neither the White House nor TPUSA knew how it got there, they told the paper.

Update: CNN reported Thursday afternoon that the TPUSA aide was fired for the mistake. A source within the organization told CNN that there was “zero malicious intent” and the mistake was the result of a hasty Google search.

However, CBS reports:

The logo’s designer, One Term Donnie, took credit for the work displayed behind Mr. Trump at the event. The page expressed gratitude over the use of the fake presidential seal: “Thank you to whoever the glorious bastard was that put it up behind him. You are either a world class troll or a colossal idiot.”

For more on the creator of OneTermDonnie and the fake seal see the Washington Post report, Meet the man who created the fake presidential seal — a former Republican fed up with Trump .

Here’s the link to the OneTermDonnie web site should you wish to have your very own presidential seal T-shirt.

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