An image of Donald Trump returning from his rally in Tulsa on Saturday was panned on the internet as a “defeat” for the president.
The image which was captured by an Associated Press photographer was shared on Twitter. It shows a president who is clearly tired as he returns to the White House.
— PETER MAER (@petermaer) June 21, 2020
Users of the social media platform could not resist commenting on the president’s appearance.
Read some of the comments below.
that is Pulitizer prize winning photo
— Marlene Koenig (@royalmusing) June 21, 2020
So much winning @realDonaldTrump
— CityMango (@MangoAndTheCit1) June 21, 2020
The shoulder pads make him look more saquatch-esque than he otherwise would.
— Katy Khan (@Freethoughtkaty) June 21, 2020
Look at that makeup
— Kate Johnson (@kit_kat585) June 21, 2020
One for the ages:
This is the photo of a defeated and exposed fraud Donald J Trump which will live through time.
— MJ Lebowitz (@MikeeMikeNY) June 21, 2020
Mortified and humiliated, @realDonaldTrump cannot escape the glare of the lights or the flash of the cameras as he walks from Marine One to the WH.
— Fearless in Philly (@paka0401) June 21, 2020
— (@true_onion) June 21, 2020
That is one sad, pitiful looking old tired man.
— Corrina's stayin' home ️ #VoteBlueNoMatterWho (@Corrina_L525) June 21, 2020
Please make this an iconic image of the Trump presidency.
It will be like Nixon's victory signal photo, but much sadder.
— Parmesan & Pinot – Wear a Mask (@ParmesanPinot) June 21, 2020
Disheveled, defeated, humiliated. His pathetic dog and pony show of racism, xenophobia, corruption and lies is getting old; he was undermined, outclassed and embarrassed by teenagers across the nation who coordinated mass purchases of tickets. Bad night for him and his cult!
— Fátima Ptacek (@FatimaPtacek) June 21, 2020
The look of DEFEAT!
— Cindy C. (@mtcatlady17) June 21, 2020
A big orange ball of gas slipping below the horizon. Like watching a sunset.
— Michael Sarvi (@GetGamescape) June 21, 2020
The face of failure.
— cubman (@andypaughrules1) June 21, 2020
The look of a defeated con artist who realizes the deception, incompetence and lies have caught up with him, only to relegate him to being the object of ridicule for eons.
— Frank Hart (@FrankAH3) June 21, 2020
Photo says it all…looks like he was rode hard and put up wet
— Kerri Brown (@Kerrib936) June 21, 2020
Pimpin ain’t easy
— ohiopaleo (@ohiopaleo) June 21, 2020
Congrats @AP for capturing this historic photo of the President of the Confederacy unable to hide the fact that defeat emanated from his very core as he stumbled back to a White House last night! #defeated #TrumpRallyFail
— PressSec Fortheresistance (@PresssecF) June 21, 2020
I see the next Project Lincoln ad. "Why is Sad Trump Sad"? Is it because a thousand Americans are dying every day? Is it because black Americans are being murdered by the people paid to protect them? No, he's sad because he was punk'd by teenagers.
— Shellie Pete (@Rickleskilly) June 21, 2020
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