You can tell a lot about a person’s character by what people are willing to believe about them. In the case of Donald J. Trump, there is very little he can say or do at this point that would come as genuinely surprising. While assuming the absolute worst about him is often the wisest course of action, it also leaves us susceptible to misinformation and fake stories. A potent reminder of this fact hit Twitter today when a fake Christmas card purportedly released by Trump went viral on the social media website today.
The card includes all of Trump’s family members except for Barron, prompting those who thought it was real to assume that the former president either intentionally excluded him or that Barron refused to take part. Given Trump’s at best chilly demeanor towards his children, both explanations seemed plausible.
Even more notable than the lack of Barron was the peculiar image at the center of the card. Rendered in black and white, Trump is standing with a shooting star curving up and out of his head in a way that was very, very suggestive of a certain part of male anatomy…
The tweet responses to the image, even those who thought it was real, are well worth a look. Clearly, Twitter users don’t hold the disgraced former president in very high esteem.
I don’t care about Barron’s missing on Trump’s penis Christmas card, as long as he grows up happy, and gay, and marries a beautiful Mexican man.
— Andrea Junker (@Strandjunker) December 6, 2021
Plenty of blue tick accounts are currently spreading a fake "Donald Trump Christmas card" (left), which is so obviously made up. The real one (right) is available to purchase on the former president's website. pic.twitter.com/TToXx93rOE
— Shayan Sardarizadeh (@Shayan86) December 6, 2021
If the funny trump Christmas card is fake, I'm hoping the creator will step forward and take a bow. Isf fake, it's amazing how many of us believed it to be true. If real, well yes. Priceless.
— AGH (@MayLadyAGH) December 6, 2021
Whoever designed this Christmas card for Donald Trump must really hate him. I guess someone told Barron that Donny is not his father. We already know that #TrumpIsALaughingStock because he is a BIG DICK! #MerryChristmas2021 pic.twitter.com/qInRugYRAN
— Vera – Build Back Better – Together (@prayerfeathers) December 6, 2021
Trump's new Christmas card explains his insanity.
There were reindeer scrambling his brain. It appears they have just escaped. pic.twitter.com/jV4kem9eF0
— Michael J. Stern (@MichaelJStern1) December 6, 2021
Trumps Christmas card is a beauty. I always wondered how Santa and his reindeer were conceived. pic.twitter.com/CGcqK1kWdM
— Shaun of the Chi Bulls (@ShaunoftheCHI) December 6, 2021
Some anti-Trump accounts are sharing a fake Trump Christmas card and explicitly insisting it’s real. pic.twitter.com/dMar3Yyv6b
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) December 6, 2021
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This is a staff report from former Occupy Democrats Editor in Chief Colin Taylor or contributor Rob Haffney.