Trump appears in front of altered presidential seal saying '45 is a puppet'

  
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Trump appears in front of altered presidential seal saying '45 is a puppet'

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Trump appears in front of altered presidential seal saying '45 is a puppet'



aaaa2f80-fa39-11e8-8fbf-da9c00b689c4 Nicholas Wu,USA TODAY 53 minutes ago 





N – Speaking on Tuesday at a student activist conference hosted by the conservative advocacy organization Turning Point USA, President Donald Trump walked onstage in front of a presidential seal that, upon closer examination, appears to have been altered to include symbols representing Russia and golf. 

The Washington Post first reported on the altered seal. As Trump walked onstage to a cheering audience, two presidential seals flashed on screen. The seal directly behind Trump was the authentic presidential seal. One of the seals, however, was not like the others. 

Upon closer examination, the seal on Trump's right includes a double-headed eagle, unlike the single head of the traditional presidential seal, and seems to resemble the Russian coat of arms. The seal has a complex history, notes the Victoria and Albert Museum, but one of the more common interpretations is that the two heads represent east and west, "an allegory sometimes for unity, and sometimes for absolute monarchy." It could be a reference to Trump's sometimes-controversial relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

The eagle also appears to be holding several golf clubs instead of arrows in its claws, perhaps a reference to Trump's affinity for golf

Additionally, instead of "e pluribus unum," the scroll above the eagle appears to say "45 es un titere," which appears to translate from Spanish to mean "45 is a puppet."

It is not clear where the image originated, though, or who was responsible for the mixup. 

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“It was a last-minute A/V mistake — and I can’t figure out where the breakdown was — but it was a last minute throw-up, and that’s all it was,” a Turning Point USA spokesman told the Washington Post, adding that he didn't know who was to blame or where the image was from.

Turning Point USA and the White House have not yet responded to requests for comment from USA TODAY. 

On Wednesday, Trump tweeted a video of his appearance at the event that included a shot of the seal. 

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trump appears with altered presidential seal at Turning Point USA event



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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

Speaking on Tuesday at a student activist conference hosted by the conservative advocacy organization Turning Point USA, President Donald Trump walked onstage in front of a presidential seal that, upon closer examination, appears to have been altered to include symbols representing Russia and golf. 

The eagle also appears to be holding several golf clubs instead of arrows in its claws, perhaps a reference to Trump's affinity for golf

Additionally, instead of "e pluribus unum," the scroll above the eagle appears to say "45 es un titere," which appears to translate from Spanish to mean "45 is a puppet."

It is not clear where the image originated, though, or who was responsible for the mixup. 

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Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

The reference to golfing is perhaps because he spends more time golfing than he does 'presidenting'.

 
 
 
katrix
2.1  katrix  replied to  Tessylo @2    3 weeks ago

The other claw was holding cash.

Hilarious!

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  katrix @2.1    3 weeks ago

LOL!!!!  I missed that.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.1    3 weeks ago

The eagle has two heads instead of one.  It is a symbol historically tied to empire and dominance. It closely resembles the bird on the Russian coat of arms and also appears on the flags of Serbia, Albania and Montenegro. The altered seal shows the three sides of Trump, money, golf, and ties to Russia.  I don't know who doctored the seal, but he nailed Trump beautifully.  I love how Mr. Clueless didn't even notice the alterations.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
2.1.3  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2.1.2    3 weeks ago
he nailed Trump beautifully

It's funny because it's true.

 
 
 
devangelical
2.1.4  devangelical  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2.1.2    3 weeks ago

it was some dumbass punk from turning point that found the picture online without realizing it was what it was. bwah ha ha ha. they fired his ignorant ass after the  mockery started. the picture was created by a GOPer never trumper.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.1    3 weeks ago
The other

Shit! So did I! I'm glad katrix pointed that out.

Too funny, the president getting trolled and not knowing it

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2.1.6  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  devangelical @2.1.4    3 weeks ago

He won't have any problems getting a new job, a better job.  Creativity is highly sought after in this line of work.

 
 
 
devangelical
2.1.7  devangelical  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2.1.6    3 weeks ago

the funny thing is that trumpsters were totally clueless until the media made light of the seal. I love that hiding in plain sight shit. fucking morons.

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.1.8  Split Personality  replied to  devangelical @2.1.7    3 weeks ago

Audio Video guy made an honest mistake searching for a Presidential seal online,  and lost his job as a result.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/454840-man-behind-fake-presidential-seal-is-former-republican-who-is-anti

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
3  FLYNAVY1    3 weeks ago

So clever, and so accurate.  This person has a real future in marketing and advertising!

 
 
 
SteevieGee
4  SteevieGee    3 weeks ago

One of these things is not like the others

One of these things just doesn't belong

Can you tell which thing is not like the others

Before I finish my song

-  Sesame Street.

 
 
 
Sparty On
5  Sparty On    3 weeks ago

Lol .... is this real .... did USA Today really fall for this?   I hope not.

That is one of the crappiest Photoshop jobs i've seen in a long time.

Maybe they can hire the fish.   He's like the Jackson Pollack of Photoshop here on NT.

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Sparty On @5    3 weeks ago

There was more than one source for this piece.  

Dispute it all you like.  

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Tessylo @5.1    3 weeks ago

Well if true, its a hell of a good pimp and funny as hell.

 
 
 
 
lib50
5.2  lib50  replied to  Sparty On @5    3 weeks ago

It did happen, why are you trying to deny it?

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.2.1  Sparty On  replied to  lib50 @5.2    3 weeks ago

I was clear about that.

Because the photo does look fake as hell.

Any other hard hitting questions for me today?   Need a stock tip?   Perhaps a new mint Julep recipe?

 
 
 
katrix
5.2.2  katrix  replied to  Sparty On @5.2.1    3 weeks ago

Oh, it's true all right.

One of the Turning Point A/V aides was told by Trump's team at the last minute that he needed to use the Presidential Seal, and that he needed to get a high-res image. So he did a Google search but apparently didn't examine the seal he found too closely. Poor guy got fired (nobody seems to be saying it was intentional; he was in a rush and under a lot of pressure due to the nature of the event). I wonder if Trump will fire the member of the advance team who failed to provide the official seal - you never have a production team pull something like that from the Internet, and you review whatever they put together and approve it before they present it.

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.2.3  Sparty On  replied to  katrix @5.2.2    3 weeks ago

Lol .... this thing is sounding more and more like an urban legend by the minute.

 
 
 
pat wilson
5.2.4  pat wilson  replied to  Sparty On @5.2.3    3 weeks ago

Legendary stupidity !

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5.2.5  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sparty On @5.2.3    3 weeks ago

It is not an urban legend if it is true.

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.2.6  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Sparty On @5.2.1    3 weeks ago
'I was clear about that.'

Clear as mud.

Doesn't badfish have a seed floating around with his shitty memes?  Why don't you go there?  jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
katrix
5.2.7  katrix  replied to  Sparty On @5.2.3    3 weeks ago

Just because Fox News didn't report it?

Here's an article about the guy who created the graphic. You can buy a T shirt with the seal on it if you need more proof.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/25/meet-man-who-created-fake-presidential-seal-former-republican-fed-up-with-trump/?utm_term=.ae2299a76e39

Oh, Fox is now reporting on it - better late than never.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-presidential-seal-russian-imagery-doctored-image-turning-point-usa-aide-fired

 
 
 
devangelical
5.2.8  devangelical  replied to  katrix @5.2.7    3 weeks ago

queue the planted democrat meme repeaters

 
 
 
The Old Breed Marine
5.2.9  The Old Breed Marine  replied to  katrix @5.2.2    3 weeks ago

I can't remember when or what, but a few years ago, someone needed an image of the Statue of Liberty for something official or important, searched the internet, and ended up using an image from the New York, New York casino in Vegas!

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5.2.10  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sparty On @5.2.1    3 weeks ago

It is a doctored picture and is supposed to be a fake and yet your boy didn't even notice.

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.2.11  Sparty On  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @5.2.10    3 weeks ago

Pretty sure "my boy" didn't even see it but i'll ask him if its important to you.

I raised him right, he doesn't waste much time on nonsense partisan politics like many of you do

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.2.12  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Old Breed Marine @5.2.9    3 weeks ago

So?

 
 
 
Sparty On
6  Sparty On    3 weeks ago

Lots of people here need to quit taking themselves so seriously.    I know it’s tough when TDS is involved but try to grow a sense of humor.

All y’all will live longer.    Really!

 
 
 
katrix
6.1  katrix  replied to  Sparty On @6    3 weeks ago

Grow a sense of humor? I'm laughing my ass off about this! I think the guy who created this seal is brilliant and I think it's hilarious how it all turned out.

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  katrix @6.1    3 weeks ago

I fully agree.   See 5.1.1

But I wonder how funny some would think it was if done to someone like Obama.   Perhaps with a pack of smokes in one claw and a zippo lighter in the other.

 
 
 
katrix
6.1.2  katrix  replied to  Sparty On @6.1.1    3 weeks ago

I don't think a pack of smokes and a zippo would be anywhere as hilarious. Before Trump was elected, the golf clubs might have worked for Obama, since Trump always whined about how much Obama golfed .. but these days, that couldn't work. Birth certificate? Nah, that would have the opposite effect. A lei, maybe? Nah, once again, that might have worked pre-Trump, but not now.

I'm not sure this would have worked for any president but Trump. Take Bush, for example ... maybe a machete since he vacationed on his ranch and cut brush? Nope, his ranch doesn't come near equating with Trump's golfing.

I think this was probably a one-president opportunity.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  katrix @6.1.2    3 weeks ago

How about the eagle holding a basketball for Obama? That would be funny

 
 
 
Sunshine
6.1.4  Sunshine  replied to  Sparty On @6.1.1    3 weeks ago
Perhaps with a pack of smokes in one claw and a zippo lighter in the other.

More likely a joint and a bong.

Hilarious if Trump's was a phone and a pen.  

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.1.5  Sparty On  replied to  katrix @6.1.2    3 weeks ago
I don't think a pack of smokes and a zippo would be anywhere as hilarious.

Now there is a true shocker.

 
 
 
Tessylo
6.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Sparty On @6    3 weeks ago

https://news.yahoo.com/trump-news-live-president-invents-070700445.html

It's in this piece also.  

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Sparty On @6    3 weeks ago

It is your party who has no sense of humor.  They fired the guy.

 
 
 
Sparty On
6.3.1  Sparty On  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.3    3 weeks ago

What party?    I don’t shoehorn myself into that shit like a lot of you do.

 
 
 
The Old Breed Marine
7  The Old Breed Marine    3 weeks ago

All in all, this is pretty funny.

However, had it been done to Barack, the media would be screaming bloody murder, and helping to dox the person responsible, so the media could camp on their lawn, destroy their character, get them fired, perhaps drive them to suicide.... but yeah, pretty funny.

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Old Breed Marine @7    3 weeks ago

It wasn't done to President Obama so what's your point?  Don't like it because it's true?

 
 
 
The Old Breed Marine
7.1.1  The Old Breed Marine  replied to  Tessylo @7.1    3 weeks ago

I think my point was pretty clear.

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Tessylo
7.1.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  The Old Breed Marine @7.1.1    3 weeks ago

No it wasn't 

 
 
 
The Old Breed Marine
7.1.3  The Old Breed Marine  replied to  Tessylo @7.1.2    3 weeks ago

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Tessylo
8  seeder  Tessylo    3 weeks ago

No. English is my first language

 
 
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