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 li… https://t.co/vaGSHxoRdN— Mike Sington (@Mike Sington) 1564066215.0
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.
Seriously?? How did Russia’s national symbol end up on a presidential seal at a trump event? https://t.co/z6omAXnz6q https://t.co/u8Baym73fM— Olga Lautman (@Olga Lautman) 1564030193.0
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.
@olgaNYC1211 @chavez145 Someone in the resistance trolled turning point 😅😂🤣😎— lexsion (@lexsion) 1564049811.0
@olgaNYC1211 Prob a joke from a Russian staffer they hired with all that “vetting” they do!— DicktatorDotardStillObstructing (@DicktatorDotardStillObstructing) 1564052864.0
@olgaNYC1211 Ultimate troll job. Well done— ProudNavyDad🇺🇸 (@ProudNavyDad🇺🇸) 1564030514.0
@olgaNYC1211 I thought the image was photoshopped, but a check with Google proved it was not. Looks like someone wa… https://t.co/QeU7b9X1DK— AnneTheWriter (@AnneTheWriter) 1564054396.0
Troll Level: GrandMeister of the Universe The fake US Seal of the #RacistPresident says "45 es un Titere." Spa… https://t.co/SbWCEF5h8Q— Dan Lott (@Dan Lott) 1564045954.0
@olgaNYC1211 @konrad_jeff The same way the golf clubs and the words on the banner above the eagle heads got there.… https://t.co/XNLxlBB9G3— Robert Longman (@Robert Longman) 1564032587.0