Trump's First Order of Business

Trump's First Order of Business

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Updated Jun 29, 2018 at 11:20AM EDT by Sophie.

Added Jan 24, 2017 at 02:11PM EST by Don.

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Donald Trump's First Order of Business is a photoshop meme based on a video clip of United States President Donald Trump holding up an open folder displaying his signature on an executive order.


On January 23rd, 2017, Trump signed several executive orders, including a memorandum to leave the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership multilateral free trade agreement (shown below).

On January 23rd, Redditor guygoald submitted an animated GIF of Trump holding up a Dickbutt illustration to /r/HighQualityGifs.[3] Within 48 hours, the post gained over 25,271 votes (89% upvoted) and 250 comments.


On January 24th, the GIF was reposted to both /r/gifs[2] and /r/memeeconomy, where they garnered more than 34,300 votes (80% upvoted) and 6,600 votes (94% upvoted) respectively in 24 hours. In the comments section of the /r/memeeconomy post, Redditor foozefookie submitted a photoshop template image of Trump holding the executive order (shown below).

That day, Redditor suddenly_swimmy posted a photoshop of trump holding up a binder full of Pokemon cards to /r/dankmemes[1] (shown below, left). Meanwhile, Redditor marty_eraser posted a photoshop of Trump holding a page saying "anime is now illegal" to /r/dankmemes[4] (shown below, right). In less than 24 hours, the posts garnered more than 2,300 votes (97% upvoted) and 18,200 votes (90% upvoted) respectively.


On January 31st, a Novelty Twitter Account devoted to manipulating GIFs of Trump signing executive orders to make it appear as though he were drawing childish pictures launched. The account, @TrumpDraws,[5] has only posted nine GIFs so far but amassed over 167,000 followers in one day. Its most popular tweet, shown below, shows Trump drawing "me."

The popularity of the account drew coverage from The Daily Dot,[6] AV Club,[7] and more, while the artist was interviewed in New York Magazine.[8] The tweets were also a Twitter Moment[9] the day the account launched.

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