Donald Trump is giving a big speech on trade in Pennsylvania today, but all anyone on Twitter is talking about is the backdrop.
For some reason, someone thought it would be a great idea to have Trump deliver his address in front of a giant pile of garbage. Literally, look at the photos: He’s talking in front of a trash heap.
Twitter users from both the left and right predictably pounced:
"We can't get an actual dumpster fire behind Trump, what's the next closest thing?"
"I got an idea" pic.twitter.com/2lSuRt9Mif
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) June 28, 2016
"I know, let's have the candidate speak in front of what looks like a dumpster!" -no advance staffer EVER
— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) June 28, 2016
Staffer 1: So just whatever you do, don't put him in front of a giant pile of garbage.
Staffer 2: Got it. pic.twitter.com/1zjzNEnLoy
— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) June 28, 2016
That staging is complete rubbish
— Dan Eggen (@DanEggenWPost) June 28, 2016
At least it's not on fire. That would be too on the nose. https://t.co/q3qrAY2XJT
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) June 28, 2016
Wow. I didnt realize it was that pronounced. That's all anyone is going to talk about. https://t.co/vXjdtiqb2V
— Armando (@armandodkos) June 28, 2016
Maybe they were hoping posing him in front of an even bigger pile of garbage might make him look better. https://t.co/dV2Fky5FC1
— Jen Wolfgang's Rocket Launcher (@SillyPhillyJen) June 28, 2016
Does he even have an advance team? https://t.co/AAS1D2kuv0
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) June 28, 2016
“Mr. Trump needs a backdrop.”
“What do you have in mind?”
“It’s gotta be on-brand. Obviously.”
“A giant pile of garbage?”
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) June 28, 2016
he really oversold that wall pic.twitter.com/NFUfxtuZsQ
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) June 28, 2016
Trump has the best garbage, believe me.
— Peter Suderman (@petersuderman) June 28, 2016
EXCLUSIVE: Footage of Trump’s advance team setting up the backdrop for today’s speech. pic.twitter.com/E6A5FpMwsT
— Aaron Earls (@WardrobeDoor) June 28, 2016