Donald Trump's Inaugural Address Photo

Donald Trump's Inaugural Address Photo

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Donald Trump Inaugural Address Photo refers to a photograph of United States President-elect Donald Trump seated a desk while purportedly writing his upcoming inaugural address at Mar-a-Lago, his mansion in Palm Beach, Florida.


On January 18th, 2017, Trump tweeted a photograph of himself holding a pen and pad of paper while seated at a desk, stating that he was "writing my inaugural address at the Winter White House" (shown below). Within 24 hours, the tweet gained over 90,000 likes and 19,000 retweets.[1]

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Following Writing my inaugural address at the Winter White House, Mar-a-Lago, three weekS ago. Looking forward to Friday·#Inauguration LIKES 12:33 PM-18 Jan 2017

Two minutes later, Twitter user Jules Suzdaltsev accused Trump of holding a "blank piece of paper" and a "closed sharpie" (shown below).[8]

Jules Suzdaltsev @jules su Follow @realDonaldTrump that is a blank piece of paper and you're holding a closed sharpie 12:35 PM 18 Jan 2017 わ 789 2.468


Shortly after, Twitter user @BenjaminJS[4] posted a photoshop of the picture with Trump drawing on the paper with Crayons (shown below, left). That same day, Twitter user @missdewey[6] posted a photograph of a Mar-a-Lago reception desk, leading many to speculate that Trump was using the desk for the photo opportunity (shown below, right).

Benjamin Siemon @BenjaminJS Follow Cool pic of orealDonald Trump writing his inaugural address. 675 1:48 PM - 18 Jan 2017 わ38 1,637 1.6K missdewey @missdewey FolloW @realDonaldTrump Give this nice lady her desk back! It looks like she has actual work to do. 3:58 PM 18 Jan 2017 palmbeachshowgroup ..V Palm Beach Jewelry Antiques De Follow )

Additional Twitter users reposted the photo along with jokes about what Trump was writing on the paper (shown below). Meanwhile, Redditor TestAcc007 submitted the photo to /r/The_Donald.[5] In the coming days, BuzzFeed,[9] NY Mag,[7] UpRoxx[2] and The Huffington Post[3] published articles about the online reaction to the photograph.

@realDonald Trump Writing my inaugural address at the Winter White House, Mar-a-Lago, three weeks ago. Looking forward to Friday. # Inauguration Ashley Alese Edwards @AshleyAlese Follow Live look at Trump writing his inaugural address 12:39 PM-18 Jan 2017 Manhattan, NY わ 다 1,592 2,499 uhhh Follow good job @realDonaldTrump 12:53 PM 18 Jan 2017 わ ロ971 1,380

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"Twitter had a field day mocking a photograph of United States President-elect Donald Trump"

As they do with literally everything he does and says..? What makes this one any more noteworthy than any of the other ones that we already forgot about..? I have to agree with João on the Facebook comments here, except they get forgotten even faster than that.


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