President Donald Trump like big things. Big towers, big walls, big league. He thinks he’s a big man with enormous hands. Obsessed with size and his own self-image, Trump is a narcissist to the core. He’s demonstrated he’s willing to go to war with reality itself to prove his delusions of grandeur and importance are real.
Which is why it is absolutely hilarious to learn that Reddit has taken to photoshopping Tiny Trump into official White House pictures. These amusing shots represent Trump for who he really is – a tiny little man bristling with resentment, who was given everything in the world but still rages at the unfairness of the world.
When dealing with an egotistical would-be dictator, such petty mockeries are just as loud a protest as marching in the streets. While it may sound stupid, what else explains why a dictator like Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan would cause an international incident and put his country’s EU membership in jeopardy over a satirical German video which portrayed him in a poor light?
It’s why Trump gets so furious at Saturday Night Live‘s impersonations of him every weekend. The mystique and the perception of strength, the illusion of power and authority, is vital to any cult of personality. Every joke, every mocking image, every cartoon, every parody sketch, chips away at his image and his own self-confidence.
King Nothing has no answer for the power of photoshop.
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We hope these were able to bring a smile to your face. Trump has left the nation exhausted and horrified at the close of his first month, and we could all use a little laugh.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.