President Donald Trump’s hour-long speech at young Conservative group Turning Point USA was attended by hundreds, but while applauding his insults to four Democratic congresswomen of color and his jokes about being president for life, no one noticed the error right before their eyes.
An altered presidential seal appeared onstage with Trump during the speech, but it wasn’t just the matter of a poorly chosen image. In fact, the errors seem quite deliberate.
Trump the clueless trolled on-stage in official appearance. Speaks in front of Presidential seal altered to look like Russia’s coat of arms with two-headed eagle. Also, the eagle is holding golf clubs instead of arrows. pic.twitter.com/a2zsMP84oU
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) July 25, 2019
The presidential seal featured at Turning Point USA appears to be an homage to a popular Russian national symbol, featuring a two-headed eagle with its wings spread.
— Olga Lautman (@olgaNYC1211) July 25, 2019
There are also some particularly Trump-centric additions to the seal. For instance, the eagle’s left talon is clutching golf clubs instead of the traditional arrows. Its right talon holds a wad of cash.
Written on the seal is “45 es un titere,” which translates in Spanish to
“45 is a puppet.”
Officials at Turning Point USA are still investigating what happened, but one spokesman theorizes that it was a last minute mistake.
“Somewhere there was a breakdown. I think it was as simple as a rushed move throwing up an image, and it was the wrong one. It was an A/V mistake … it certainly wasn’t our intention.”
Most people think it wasn’t a mistake at all, but instead someone brilliantly trolling the president.
Prob a joke from a Russian staffer they hired with all that “vetting” they do!
— BillionDollarLoserStillObstructing (@viphires) July 25, 2019
I thought the image was photoshopped, but a check with Google proved it was not. Looks like someone was throwing shade at the Far Right, at one of their own events. https://t.co/GWQCQXK3oK
— AnneTheWriter (@AnneTheWriter1) July 25, 2019
Troll Level: GrandMeister of the Universe
The fake US Seal of the #RacistPresident says "45 es un Titere."
Spanish for "45 is a puppet."
Well played… very well played… pic.twitter.com/dbfSo0AcYZ
— Dan Lott (@Danaiolos) July 25, 2019
The same way the golf clubs and the words on the banner above the eagle heads got there.
Trump done got spoofed. And had no idea it was happening.
— Robert Longman (@rlongman1) July 25, 2019