When it comes to diversity, the presidents of the United States leave a lot to be desired—all presidents have been men and all but one have been white.
While a lack of diverse experiences in the Oval Office hasn't served the country well, it's made emoji representations of the 45 men in office easy to make.
A viral 2015 tweet highlighted this as Obama winded down his second term as President.
Hey, neat! The latest iOS update adds emojis of all the different U.S. Presidents! http://t.co/ialxBBvfuU— Max Scoville (@Max Scoville) 1428556210.0
Flash forward to 2019, when Twitter user Nathaniel, who uses the handle @NewGopforUSA, remixed the presidential emojis in a reply to a tweet from current President Donald Trump.
The emoji used to represent Trump stood out.
@realDonaldTrump A brief history of the 45 presidents of the United States: 👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👨🏻🦳👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻… https://t.co/A4kSPzlyKV— Nathaniel #CountryOverParty (@Nathaniel #CountryOverParty) 1577314991.0
Nathaniel used a clown to represent Trump, most likely because of his ceaseless stream of erratic tweets. Or maybe it was because of the 13,400+ false statements he's made. Or maybe it was because he urged a foreign leader to investigate his political rival. Or paid off a porn star to keep quiet about their affair. Or bragged about committing sexual assault. or edited an official weather map with permanent marker to paint a false forecast.
Whatever the reason, people still got in on the fun.
Some took aim at Trump's orange skin.
@NewGopforUSA @realDonaldTrump A brief history of the 45 presidents of the United States: 👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👨🏻🦳👴🏻… https://t.co/lRyr4ZrQG0— Model Citizen 👑 (@Model Citizen 👑) 1577455406.0
@NewGopforUSA @realDonaldTrump fixed it for you.... https://t.co/vAfd5pi1b3— smurph (@smurph) 1577455789.0
Others highlighted the President's propensity for complaining or whining.
@NewGopforUSA @realDonaldTrump A brief history of the 45 presidents of the United States: 👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👨🏻🦳👴🏻… https://t.co/5WdWF31ugD— Quid Pro Quo (@Quid Pro Quo) 1577466959.0
@janelle_troupe @NewGopforUSA @realDonaldTrump A brief history of the 45 presidents of the United States: 👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻… https://t.co/uUaf0rhn7S— KathiInCali (@KathiInCali) 1577463789.0
@NewGopforUSA @realDonaldTrump While 🤡 is good, I think 👶 might better describe him.— Jonathan Bruni (@Jonathan Bruni) 1577455518.0
The interpretations were endless.
@NewGopforUSA @realDonaldTrump A humble modification on your presentation: 👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👨🏻🦳👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻👴🏻… https://t.co/K4y5wfEIAm— Fat Michael (@Fat Michael) 1577459654.0
@NewGopforUSA @realDonaldTrump I can no longer say his name. Henceforth, he shall be known as: 🍊🤡👶🚽🤬🐷— Brett Botbyl (@Brett Botbyl) 1577316109.0
Ironically, some of those chastised Nathaniel for his critical tweet—in defense of the President whose Twitter screeds have become a mainstay of American politics.
@NewGopforUSA @realDonaldTrump Really on Christmas. Put the phone down— Hawks16 (@Hawks16) 1577315103.0
@NewGopforUSA @realDonaldTrump Really educated tweet and Christmas Day, really???Don’t hold your breath! Trump2020— Jeremiah rainer (@Jeremiah rainer) 1577317936.0
After the tweet picked up steam, Nathaniel gave more information about his background.
@realDonaldTrump Merry Christmas everyone! I’m a moderate Republican that is working to take the party back from Tr… https://t.co/Jy6Yt0ptjD— Nathaniel #CountryOverParty (@Nathaniel #CountryOverParty) 1577315041.0
Hopefully a different emoji will complete the tweet in 2021.