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Obama's Former Photographer Trolls Trump's 'No Quid Pro Quo' Notes With 'Almost Identical' Photo of Obama's Handwritten Notes

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Former White House photographer Pete Souza took to Instagram, as he is wont to do, to troll President Trump with a photo of his old boss, former President Barack Obama.

And the comparison is not flattering.


After Donald Trump walked onto the White House lawn to speak to reporters on Wednesday about the latest impeachment hearings against him, people noticed his large, sharpie-scribbled notes were only composed of a few sentences, reiterating what Trump said to European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland: "I WANT NOTHING, I WANT NOTHING, I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO. TELL [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] ZELLINSKY [sic] TO DO THE RIGHT THING." He just happened to say this the day the whistleblower complaint was first reported.

Souza used the opportunity to compare Trump's notes with those of President Obama, who was known for being a thoughtful, methodical, and energizing speaker, not to mention a writer in his own right.

As Souza puts it:

"Swipe to see an almost identical image I made of President Obama a few years ago."

You can see the two not at all identical pictures below.

Credit: Pete Souza

Predictably, Obama's page features hundreds of words and annotations in a carefully written speech that makes Trump's Wednesday notes look like chicken scratch.

The differences couldn't be more stark.

And the photos spread to Twitter too.

Souza is well known for his #ThrowShadeThenVote trolling of Trump by posting side by side comparable photos of Trump and Obama.

You can purchase Souza's book Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents here.