Rebel without a clue: Twitter maverick Donald Trump strikes again
this looks like a photoshopped joke but no, it's real, the leader of the free world did the most manual self-RT - the banner pic quote tweet pic.twitter.com/WV1j8yl7GE— Mark Berman (@markberman) May 9, 2017
On Monday afternoon, Trump likely ordered a social media staffer to superimpose a screengrab of one of his tweets over an image of Congressional Republicans celebrating the ‘repeal and replacement’ of Obamacare.
Trump’s social media team quickly changed the header image but not before multiple screengrabs were taken – online attention-seeking is a double-edged sword, apparently.
To many, this has been viewed as a social media faux pas, a poor photoshop job, a digital blunder of epic proportions, if you will.
Trump's pettiness is dwarfed by his social media team's inability to appropriately size a header for Twitter. Can't do anything right. pic.twitter.com/WxUjwUk0Nr— andrew núñez (@andrew_nunez) May 9, 2017
trump changed his twitter header to push back on the russia story, showing he's not concerned about it and its NOT A BIG DEAL AT ALL pic.twitter.com/MYzcppjEWx— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 9, 2017
If you want to quickly spiral into existential dread, take a peep at Trump's current Twitter banner image— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) May 9, 2017
This is the actual Twitter header of a person who is president of the United States. Let that sink in. pic.twitter.com/0tRfXnq2sy— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) May 9, 2017
However, as we wade through the Trump era, one has to wonder if this is not, in fact, some new form of modern-art masterpiece, worthy of his unhinged presidency, that people just ‘don’t get’ yet.
After all, Trump’s online content certainly has an unorthodox flair to it, as exemplified by the over-the-top media-baiting on display in his controversial ‘100 days of Trump’ ad.
Let’s also not forget Trump’s ability to engage with subversive, online counter culture arts.
As with all good art, it may only be after enough time has passed that the wider world truly appreciates the genius that was on display right under our noses the entire time. Take former US president George W Bush for example.
Honored to be included in W's book Portraits of Courage. An incredible book with paintings and stories about so many wounded veterans by W pic.twitter.com/0NL7sGkGjO— Chad Pfeifer (@chadpfeifergolf) February 28, 2017