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White House releases photos of Trump ‘working’ during government shutdown, internet LOLs

According to some ridiculously staged photos, Trump has this government shutdown thing handled.

This Saturday, the White House released photos of President Trump working on the first day of the government shutdown, a day which also coincided with the one-year anniversary of his inauguration.

One of the photos showed Trump sitting at an empty desk while holding a phone to his ear, while another showed him talking with staffers, including his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, while wearing a white “Make American Great Again” hat.

Unsurprisingly, the photos are the subject of mockery on social media, most predominantly on Twitter. As Slate‘s Daniel Politi points out, mockery of the photos wasn’t without merit.

There are several eyebrow-raising details about all the photos, including the fact that the president is always wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, making them rife for mockery on social media. Plus, there’s the pesky detail that none of the photos actually show Trump meeting with any congressional leaders that could signify an effort to perhaps even talk about the shutdown. Instead we see a president roaming around the White House, chatting with staff, as if he’s just holding tight and waiting for someone else to solve the problem.

The photo that was probably the most made fun of was the one of Trump at his desk.

Featured image via Twitter 

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