Trump stares at his reflection on Winston Churchill's photo in viral pic, Internet says 'Superman and Bizarro'
Trump had earlier compare his handling of the coronavirus situation to that of the former British prime minister’s actions during the Blitz
A photo of President Donald Trump gazing at his reflection on a framed picture of former prime minister of England, Winston Churchill, posted by White House Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino went viral on Sunday, December 20 as people came up with various ways to ridicule it.
The black and white post in question showed a determined-looking Trump staring at a resting framed picture of Churchill. The president had his back turned toward the cameras as Churchill's photo had his reflection. The post might be signifying a deeper meaning — one where Trump might be likening himself to Churchill, who was also a controversial leader of Great Britain and was disliked by a large percentage of the population.
It might also hark back to the speech made by the British leader on October 29, 1941 to the boys at Harrow School where he said: “This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense." Trump has time and again made it clear that he will not give in and concede the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden whose win has already been confirmed by the Electoral College.
Regardless of whether the post had any inner meanings, it received a lot of backlash on Twitter. "We know... you had to tell him who was in the photo," one of the users said, while another wrote, "He’s only checking his hair." A third commented, "'If I live to be 10,000 years old, I will never have one-millionth the courage or character of Winston Churchill. SAD.'" One more quipped, "So he’s spending his time looking at pictures all day. Exciting." Another remarked, "One of these things is not like the other."
The next reacted with, "I call it 'Failure gazing upon Greatness.'" One more wrote, "Trumpy thinking 'I should get me a bowtie'." Another wrote, "One of history’s greatest heroes and one of its biggest laughing stocks in the same photo. Amazing." A commenter noted, "Interesting, since they threw Churchill out of office too." One more added, "This is Superman and Bizarro." Another said, "The grifter gazes at greatness."
We know...you had to tell him who was in the photo.— Pete Masalsky (@PMasalsky) December 20, 2020
He’s only checking his hair— sp (@yo01234567890) December 20, 2020
"If I live to be 10,000 years old, I will never have one-millionth the courage or character of Winston Churchill. SAD."— Sam Litzinger (@SamLitzinger) December 20, 2020
So he’s spending his time looking at pictures all day. Exciting.— Greg (@gregplaysdrums) December 20, 2020
One of these things is not like the other.— ılı Brandon | BLM ılı (@TheLastRunner83) December 20, 2020
I call it “Failure gazing upon Greatness”.— Scott Drennan (@trustyrusty3) December 20, 2020
Trumpy thinking "I should get me a bowtie"— 💧 AussieYank 🇦🇺 (@brownhk) December 20, 2020
One of history’s greatest heros and one of its biggest laughing stocks in the same photo. Amazing.— 🇺🇸 The Chosen One Two (@WheezingGeek) December 21, 2020
Interesting, since they threw Churchhill out of office too.— Jeff Ferris (@DirtFarmerJeff) December 20, 2020
This is Superman and Bizarro.— Eric Chevlen (@echevlen) December 20, 2020
The grifter gazes at greatness.— glawg🇨🇦😷 (@Glawg) December 20, 2020
Trump has faced criticism for comparing himself to Churchill before. He appeared to compare his handling of the coronavirus situation to that of the former British prime minister’s actions during the Blitz. Trump felt Churchill was calm when Hitler was bombing London.
In his September 10 rally at Freeland, Michigan, Trump remembered how the British government had advised its citizens to stay calm amidst World War II and that he was doing the same during the pandemic. “As the British government advised the British people in the face of the rally at World War II, keep calm and carry on. That’s what I did. This wackjob that wrote the book, he said, ‘Well, Trump knew a little bit.’ And they wanted me to come out and scream, ‘People are dying, we’re dying!’ No, no. We did it just the right way. We have to be calm. We don’t want to be crazed lunatics. We have to lead," he said.
He continued, “When Hitler was bombing, I don’t know if you know this, when Hitler was bombing London, Churchill, a great leader, would oftentimes go to a roof in London and speak, and he always spoke with calmness. He said, ‘We have to show calmness.’ No, we did it the right way. And we’ve done a job like nobody.”