You’d think the media would have figured out Trump is going to ‘troll’ them with memes, gifs, pics, videos, etc, years ago. Before the man even became president he was known for being a bit disruptive in social media (Hell, it’s a big part of the reason he won in 2016) so the fact they keep getting fooled by his tweets just proves they don’t pay attention.
That or their TDS is just so bad they can’t help themselves.
Like with this Rocky/Trump picture Trump tweeted out:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2019
And clearly not real BUT the brave firefighters did what they always do and tried to fact-check and dunk on Trump for posting this. No, we’re not joking. It’s pathetic, right? ANYONE with half a brain can see Trump is not being serious here and just sharing something he liked, probably from a supporter.
To be honest, he probably also knew the Left and the media (same difference) would lose their minds over it as well but still.
The Babylon Bee did their part in mocking the media’s inability to take a damn joke:
Media Scrambles To Fact-Check Image Of Trump Riding Hero Dog Into Massive Space Battle https://t.co/K7MxzXFJCf
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) November 27, 2019
From The Babylon Bee:
Trump recently shared a meme that showed him riding the “Hero Dog” into a space battle against several deadly threats from among the stars.
“AMERICAN HERO!” Trump tweeted when he posted the image, along with a winky face. The picture shows Trump fending off myriad threats, from Dune‘s gigantic sandworm and the Beast from beloved 1983 classic Krull to a Cylon Basestar and a Xenomorph.
Trump thought the image would be taken in a light-hearted manner, but he couldn’t have been more wrong.
“This president is trying to mislead the people with this meme,” said a CNN spokesperson. “We are only OK with politicians who mislead people with regards to the effects of their healthcare policies or their Native American heritage, not presidents who tell jokes and have fun.”
HA HA HA HA HA
Since Megatron and the Death Star we’re involved, it has to be true.
— Nate (on the) Stone (@nes_nathan) November 28, 2019
Impending update: media scrambled to fact check satire sites story about media scrambling to fact check image of trump riding hero dog I to massive space battle
— Golden Ratio FTW (@phikickspisbutt) November 27, 2019
Thank goodness for the medias fact checking, lol 😂 wouldn't have been able to tell if it was real or not 😂
— Derek Straub 🇺🇸 (@straubderek) November 28, 2019
Same as the Rocky pic, right? Totally.
Fact: the Beast was killed on the planet, Krull; there's no way he could have been present for this space battle.
— Dan Daggit (@DanDaggit) November 28, 2019
@snopes will be all over this one
— Glenn Amurgis (@gamurgis) November 27, 2019
How's he breathing without a spacesuit? This man is amazing.
— Nathan Hale (@ImNathanHale) November 27, 2019
Well, when you’re in excellent shape and a boxer like the president you can breathe in space. It’s science.
If you look closely, there are some subtle clues in the shadows and lighting that suggest this might probably be "doctored"
— Opinionsaurus (@EricBonow) November 28, 2019
We knew it!