House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) counter-speech to President Donald Trump’s Oval Office Address on border security spawned memes from both left and right-wing commenters Tuesday evening.
In contrast to Trump’s solo performance, the Democratic leaders appeared side-by-side in their rebuttal. A common reaction to their flat, sullen tableau was to Photoshop the pair as the man and woman in the 1930 Grant Wood painting “American Gothic”:
American Gothic – 1930
vs Whutever – 2018
did anyone else see THIS?
Other users got more creative, including swapping the faces of the two Democrat leaders.
There is no excuse for hurting millions of Americans over a policy difference. Federal workers are about to miss a paycheck. Some families can’t get a mortgage to buy a new home. Farmers and small businesses won’t get loans they need. #TrumpShutdown
Might be my favorite so far!
What is it with Democrats trying to hard…….
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) January 9, 2019
Schumer told the president this weekend “enough with the memes,” as Trump shared several Game of Thrones-themed graphics captioned, “The Wall Is Coming.” Just three days later, the senator’s command has been met with a fresh wave of memes — bearing his own face, not the president’s.
Enough with the memes. Just quit hurting innocent people and re-open the government.Donald J. Trump