One year to the day after President Donald Trump took office, the government shut down. Although he was scheduled to fly to Mar-a-Lago for the weekend and attend a giant party in his honor, Trump eventually decided to stay in Washington to try to find a solution to the shut down as soon as possible. At least, that's what his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, told the press.
The White House released some pictures of the President "hard at work":
Twitter is quickly turning the picture into the internet's newest meme:
Simpsons did it.
Who was Trump calling?
In every way, this is a totally normal picture with nothing bizarre or silly.
The President is doing important business!
STAFF: Mr. President, we need the optics of you working hard during the shutdown.— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) January 21, 2018
TRUMP: Fine, I’ll pose with the phone at my ear.
STAFF: Um, sir, maybe it would be better if it looked like you had been reading—
TRUMP: Just take the f**king picture in the next three seconds. https://t.co/Wp3rfOng5T
It's a classic scene you would see at any office hard at work...
What if the call was incoming?
This could be the new "hard work" stock photo.
This is the beginning of a beautiful meme.