Now that Barack Obama is out of office, America can’t count on continual warnings from the president about the dangers of fake news. It’s a bit frightening wading into the morass of news feeds and blogs without Obama’s guidance, but we have to look sometime.
This is interesting: Just last week, BuzzFeed curated and compiled the very best photos from Barack Obama’s two terms as president to present “33 pictures of the Obamas that will restore your faith in love.” Only days later, an 8-second clip pulled from Friday’s inaugural ceremony has many convinced that the Trumps have a sham marriage or worse, an abusive one. Jezebel is ON IT.
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) January 23, 2017
Sorry, that’s the long version, running 44 seconds. The proof really shines through when the video is edited down to 8 seconds, zoomed in impossibly close, and converted to CompuServe’s cutting-edge animated GIF platform so that it looks like a paint-by-numbers watercolor.
— Marv (@Marv_Vien) January 23, 2017
— Jody Ahern Bundrick (@Jody_Bundrick) January 23, 2017
Definitely going to be our first President to get divorced while in office, if he stays there long enough.
— Helen Noble (@BoobPunchTina) January 23, 2017
— Elena Lommers (@elenalommers) January 23, 2017
For any of us who have "been there", this is truly horrifying @Marv_Vien
— Lora Fisher? (@Lora4justice) January 23, 2017
@Marv_Vien Domestic abuser and his prey.
— JOBoomr (@JOBoomr) January 23, 2017
@Marv_Vien Ugh, that looks rough. I hope she's okay. She doesn't deserve this unhappiness if it's what we're seeing.
— Dr. Mansa Keita (@rasmansa) January 23, 2017
@Marv_Vien I feel sorry for her. She is in a controlling abusive relationship. Been there.
— Jennifer K Harrell (@the_popcorngirl) January 23, 2017
Sorry to bring down the mood in here. Maybe give it the Joss Whedon spin, where even being raped to death can be funny if it’s the right person.
— TC (@jamrocTC) January 23, 2017
Look at her as she laughs with her husband. Such fun they’re having, our new first couple!
Look at how her face darkens the minute he turns away.
Look at the way her eyes cloud over with hints of the dead, lifeless abyss that waits for each and every one of us.
People really are torn: is it sad that Melania is clearly an abused wife, or funny? Maybe a little of both, since she deserves whatever she gets — that doesn’t sound like feminism to us, but maybe we missed the rollout of fourth-wave feminism.
— Kalena V ? (@KalenaVX) January 23, 2017
— Anastasia Milleur (@AMilleur) January 23, 2017
@Marv_Vien she chose a bank account instead of a moral core
— Truthseeker (@joycedigi) January 23, 2017
@Jezebel I got rid of the husband who publicly embarrassed me (with his stupidity, ego, lies), she can do the same. No pity.
— Patricia Buchanan (@PatriciaRaye) January 23, 2017
@Jezebel This was HORRIBLE to watch. Made my stomach curdle.
— B. Marshall (@babsmarshall1) January 23, 2017
@Jezebel I needed that laugh. Thanks!
— Keith Mitchell (@keithdmitchell) January 23, 2017
So many emotions.
@LPDonovan In defense, it happened just as a prayer was beginning so she may have been taking on a more sober countenance
— Jon Kimball (@jonkimball) January 23, 2017
— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) January 23, 2017
Whoa, hold up. Sure, the 8-second GIF isn’t much to go on, but isn’t the 44-second video enough context for anyone?
Wow, we’re so old, we remember when “selectively edited” video was a bad thing … and it’s only Trump’s first week.
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So ‘tolerant’! Here’s why Chelsea Handler won’t interview Melania Trump https://t.co/Wm7ZGPNkQE
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 23, 2017