British ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, quickly became the target of President Donald Trump's ire after messages from Darroch to officials in the United Kingdom described the Trump administration as "clumsy and inept," while criticizing Trump for "radiating insecurity."
Trump fired back at Darroch on Twitter, lambasting the ambassador as "wacky, "a very stupid guy," and a "pompous fool."
Trump's insults weren't exactly original, especially for him.
Many believe that The Times, a Conservative London newspaper owned by media mogul and prominent Republican Rupert Murdoch, found a more subtle way to fire back at the president with the layout of its front page.
Can you spot the jab?
I won't deal with British ambassador, says Trump #tomorrowspaperstoday https://t.co/nDg3oYuoBN— The Times Pictures (@The Times Pictures) 1562620684.0
Sure, the picture of Snowball the Cockatoo on the paper's front page corresponds to a story about the bird's dancing abilities, but people can't help noticing a certain similarity between the fowl's yellow feathers and Donald Trump's infamous hair. Are we sure this was just a coincidence?
People think not.
@TimesPictures @hugorifkind I won't deal with British ambassador, says Trump (pictured)— Stuart (@Stuart) 1562623828.0
@TimesPictures Trump doesn't have a good history with birds, even eagles hate him https://t.co/yY6MsVCK1h— susan engel (@susan engel) 1562690868.0
@TimesPictures https://t.co/OjiVKpNQfV— 🙋🏻♀️Ella F. Diaz🇵🇷 (@🙋🏻♀️Ella F. Diaz🇵🇷) 1562671046.0
@TimesPictures Give the layout editor a raise— Deadpool #Resists (@Deadpool #Resists) 1562679117.0
Some decried the layout as disrespectful and beneath the dignity of...Snowball the cockatoo.
@TimesPictures Shame on you! That’s so mean and disrespectful to the cockatoo!— #ImpeachTrump (@#ImpeachTrump) 1562670125.0
@TimesPictures @MattChorley I prefer Snowball.— charlotte thompson #revokeA50now (@charlotte thompson #revokeA50now) 1562621375.0
@TimesPictures @edwardclarke I think the dancing cockatoo would make a better president than Trump.— Spir.Sotiropoulou (@Spir.Sotiropoulou) 1562630064.0
Things may be fowl in the United States, but at least Snowball's talents aren't going unnoticed.
Snowball the cockatoo shakes his tail feathers — and teaches us a thing or two about dance, writes @whippletom… https://t.co/S8NuM7ueO5— The Times (@The Times) 1562603723.0