As President Donald Trump ends his three day state visit to the United Kingdom, former President Barack Obama’s White House photographer—Pete Souza—couldn’t resist trolling Obama’s successor.
Souza posted a series of photos he took of Obama with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, pointing out the contrast in chemistry between her interactions with Obama and her interactions with Trump.
Souza captioned one photo:
“She likes him better.”
The photos Souza shared show a beaming Elizabeth II talking with then-President Obama, whose approval rating in the United Kingdom continues to hover around 70 percent.
In 2012, some were astonished when Queen Elizabeth put her arm around then-First Lady Michelle Obama—a rare moment of physical interaction initiated by Her Majesty.
The friendly, often playful interactions between the Obamas and the Royal Family would continue until the end of Obama’s term.
For comparison, Trump raised eyebrows during a similar visit to the United Kingdom last year when he walked in front of Her Royal Highness, a breach of royal etiquette.
— ceraunophile (@ceraunophil3) July 13, 2018
The difference between the interactions were stark to many others as well.
Compare the way these two men walk the Queen to the State dinner. Donald should not be walking ahead of the Monarch. Obama nails it better. Beside her and paying attention to her. King Trump decides to pretend like he's KING. Well, she is a woman so ignore her and be more pic.twitter.com/WZoxoXClpx
— Porcelain2015 (@porcelain2015) June 4, 2019
Elizabeth II wasn’t the only interaction that Souza sought to highlight.
He shared Obama’s interaction with Prince William and his son Prince George.
As well as Obama in a brainstorming session in London.
Many commended Souza for his masterful trolling.
Best thing ever people. Go to Souza’s Instagram account and have some FUN
— mizerello (@mizerello) June 5, 2019
Souza has been trolling #45 since day one. He could definitely hold a master class on the art of shade. Oh yeah he’s got a book on it! Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents https://t.co/Ev5eWR7a2f
— Imij (@I_and_I) June 5, 2019
Souza isn’t sorry.