Donald Trump's Debate Chair

Donald Trump's Debate Chair

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Updated Oct 10, 2016 at 04:10PM EDT by Don.

Added Oct 10, 2016 at 03:23PM EDT by Don.

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Donald Trump's Debate Chair refers to a photoshop meme based on a picture of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump grasping a chair while standing behind rival Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the second 2016 United States presidential debate in early October 2016.


During the presidential general election debate held on October 9th, 2016, co-founder of the American veteran news site Task and Purpose Brian Adam Jones tweeted a photo of Trump wearing an exasperated expression while standing behind Clinton grasping his chair (shown below).[1] Within 24 hours, the tweet gained over 17,900 likes and 9,900 retweets.


That evening, Redditor GandalfSwagOff submitted the image to /r/photoshopbattles,[2] where it gathered more than 7,800 votes (80% upvoted) and 600 comments in 24 hours, including many digitally edited versions of the image (shown below).

Meanwhile, Twitter user @ughHugs[8] posted the original photograph captioned with a mock dialogue in which Clinton says "I told you he'd fuck the chair" (shown below). Over the next day, the tweet garnered upwards of 97,000 likes and 51,000 retweets.

michael koh @ughHugs Follow HILLARY: i told you he'd f--- the chair TRUMP: *while f------ the chair* I never f----- the chair RETWEETS LIKES 51,671 97,679 鄱费選 函篋 10:11 PM-9 Oct 2016

The following day, Twitter user @HucksGayBFF posted a GIF of Trump swaying into the chair during the debate with the caption asking if he got "consent from this chair" (shown below). In the coming days, several news sites published articles about online reaction to the picture, including UpRoxx,[6] The Daily Dot,[7] GQ,[3] Mashable[4] and Perez Hilton.[5]

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