President Donald Trump gave a Thanksgiving Day address from a comically tiny desk in the White House, setting off a stream of mockery throughout the evening.
The president aired his grievances, lashed out at reporters and told outrageous lies about the election -- which he insisted had been stolen from him -- but most observers were distracted by that unusually small desk adorned with a large presidential seal.
hold me closer tiny-desk man— Adam Weinstein (@Adam Weinstein)1606449253.0
Why is he sitting at an elementary school desk? https://t.co/zPMjvFIG5j— The Bitch is Back (@The Bitch is Back)1606438105.0
Maybe if you behave yourself, stop lying to undermine a fair election & start thinking of what's good for the count… https://t.co/BQIrMg2ZNy— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1606461946.0
May this be how we remember the Trump presidency: a baby at his tiny little desk throwing a tantrum https://t.co/T26DjF1fL4— Parker Molloy (@Parker Molloy)1606438669.0
Tiny brain. Tiny man. Tiny desk. Massive ego. https://t.co/3cSVby1FS1— A Worried Citizen (@A Worried Citizen)1606441274.0
I’ve been struggling to articulate why, to me, this is so funny https://t.co/XRPgYNYbC3— southpaw (@southpaw)1606445479.0
Makes perfect sense to me. It’s Thanksgiving, and they sat him at the kids table https://t.co/sfRA8O5yFF— Casey Duffy (@Casey Duffy)1606478477.0
Look, I’ve been off Twitter most of the day and I can’t tell if this tiny desk is a joke or real. It seems too perfect to be real. And yet.— Celeste Ng (@Celeste Ng)1606448755.0
It’s funny because no matter how you feel about the man, I think we’d all have previously assumed that one of Trump… https://t.co/6lGkzr1GC9— Tom Gara (@Tom Gara)1606453910.0
Whoever told him this was a good idea hates him. https://t.co/TLizcRttNn— Steve Marmel (@Steve Marmel)1606439968.0
@brhodes The west wing staff set this up to make him look like a man/child sitting at a tiny desk with a low chair.… https://t.co/k96QwzLK3y— Tragically Hip (@Tragically Hip)1606447627.0
I still can’t quite believe this happened today. Whoever suggested that desk … thank you. #tinydesk… https://t.co/0bS1wBkVxh— Noah Maher (@Noah Maher)1606448376.0
@atrupar Fat man at a tiny desk meet fat guy in a little coat https://t.co/0HjzLBLehO— Luvian (@Luvian)1606444720.0