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Post by eddie on Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:40 pm

This side by side photo comparison of Donald Trump and President Obama has been doing the rounds. It's not all that it seemS.

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The images show both men in the rain, but with one soldiering through, the other selfishly protecting his 'hair' with an umbrella. It's a metaphor, but that actually happened.

The post has been retweeted and liked over 2000 times. While this isn't huge for Twitter, it shows how quickly people are willing to parse a subject down to five words and two pictures.

Responses to it have of course been reasonable, measured, and heightened the level of debate....

Those who remember the day that former prime minister Tony Blair said 'A day like today is not a day for sound bites' and then moments later 'I feel the hand of history upon our shoulder' will recognise this doublethink in action.

So where did the two images of Trump and Obama originate?

The first of Trump, was taken in Tampa, Florida on August 24. The woman next to him, unprotected by the umbrella, is Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. The image taken by Loren Elliott for the Associated Press featured in a story in the Washington Times that explained the pair's prior relationship. During her 2013 re-election campaign Bondi decided not to pursue a fraud case against 'Trump University'.

The decision was deemed shady, considering a group supporting Bondi's re-election as state Attorney General in 2013 received a $25,000 (USD) donation from Trump's foundation.

Given this context, Trump's decision not to hold an umbrella over her head is the least damning part of this photograph.

Moreover, it's part of a series of photos, and this image for the Tampa Bay Times also taken by Elliott, shows Trump and Bondi both walking beneath the umbrella.

The photograph of president Obama by Jewel Samad for Getty Images, was taken in April 2013 at Andrews' Air Force base as the president headed to Boston following the bombing attack that killed three people and wounded 180 others. One could argue that acting as chief mourner and figure of stability for the administration during times of crisis is part of the president's job description as the head of state, but once again the fact the politician is in the rain, is the least compelling of the stories told by this image.

For an electorate that constantly says they hate political slogans and spin, the online public are quick to share a simplistic sentiment that divides the world into the good guys and the bad guys.

https://www.indy100.com/article/the-difference-between-barack-obama-and-donald-trump-in-two-photos-7317631

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Post by eddie on Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:50 pm

Are we, as a society, too quick to judge a picture or is it a case of "the camera never lies"?

Some differing opinions out of many, on social media:

"One knows to hold his umbrella other one needs servants?"


"What's wrong with protecting your hair lol and not wanting to get wet? Donald Trump and his wife look much happier than Obama and Michelle do too, Obama is walking off ahead while a servant is holding an umbrella over his wife's head so it hardly makes him a better person"

"Obama a blessed man being a strongest President of super power never lost his roots emerging as remarkable personality and power .... always behaved like a common man....A rare combination of balance would never be crossed by any in the past or future personalities so easily... Regards"

"Trump is a fool selling other fools (his poorly educated supporters) an unobtainable dream. He's running on his "great" business record right, so let's see his actual income from the past few years from his tax returns and let's see if he's as good a business man as he says he is. He says he's going to bring jobs back to the homeland right? Well then why does he make all of his products overseas, set an example for his other super rich friends to follow, since he and the GOP love to talk about leadership so much. He specifically said a man could not do his job because of his ethnicity but he's not a racist. A man that dodged the draft but played sports in college, but somehow is believed by millions when he says he has the mystery secret formula to defeat isis. Oh yea, how about actually thinking a man that has had ZERO public office experience can just step into the HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE LAND and know just what the hell is going on. The man is nothing more than a marketer and a narcissist at his core, he identified a niche market (anger over immigration) and he loves to be praised and will return such praises. Do not fall for this man's bs. Remember everyone Trump loves the poorly educated for a reason."


Many, many more.

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:29 pm

eddie wrote:Are we, as a society, too quick to judge a picture or is it a case of "the camera never lies"?

Some differing opinions out of many, on social media:

"One knows to hold his umbrella other one needs servants?"


"What's wrong with protecting your hair lol and not wanting to get wet? Donald Trump and his wife look much happier than Obama and Michelle do too, Obama is walking off ahead while a servant is holding an umbrella over his wife's head so it hardly makes him a better person"

"Obama a blessed man being a strongest President of super power never lost his roots emerging as remarkable personality and power .... always behaved like a common man....A rare combination of balance would never be crossed by any in the past or future personalities so easily... Regards"

"Trump is a fool selling other fools (his poorly educated supporters) an unobtainable dream. He's running on his "great" business record right, so let's see his actual income from the past few years from his tax returns and let's see if he's as good a business man as he says he is. He says he's going to bring jobs back to the homeland right? Well then why does he make all of his products overseas, set an example for his other super rich friends to follow, since he and the GOP love to talk about leadership so much. He specifically said a man could not do his job because of his ethnicity but he's not a racist. A man that dodged the draft but played sports in college, but somehow is believed by millions when he says he has the mystery secret formula to defeat isis. Oh yea, how about actually thinking a man that has had ZERO public office experience can just step into the HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE LAND and know just what the hell is going on. The man is nothing more than a marketer and a narcissist at his core, he identified a niche market  (anger over immigration) and he loves to be praised and will return such praises. Do not fall for this man's bs. Remember everyone Trump loves the poorly educated for a reason."


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trump holds his own umbrella, michelle obama has a minion to hold hers is what I see.

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Post by Victorismyhero on Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:51 pm

is America in such a parlous financial state that they cant afford TWO presidential umbrellas??

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Post by The Devil, You Know on Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:01 pm

Lord Foul wrote:is America in such a parlous financial state that they cant afford TWO presidential umbrellas??
it would appear so.

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