It’s fairly well known now that previous official White House photographer Pete Souza has been subtly trolling US President Donald Trump by sharing some perfectly timed throwback photos of ex-POTUS Barack Obama on his Instagram account. Adding to that list is another post on the Former First Couple. If you haven’t been living under a rock, you may have seen all those recordings of US First Lady Melania Trump swatting away her better half’s hand amid their visit to Israel. The occurrence was still new in the minds of netizens when she did something similar – avoid holding President Trump’s hand – minutes after they arrived in Rome.
Seemingly delivering a subtle burn after these back-to-back controversial moments, Mr Souza posted this photograph of the Obamas –
Captioned “Holding hands,” the photo, shared about 17 hours before writing this, has gathered more than 1.9 lakh “likes” on Instagram. Netizens were quick to notice Mr Souza’s trolling of President Trump.
“Truly Pete Souza you are the King of shades,” says an Instagram client on the post. “No one trolls better than Pete!” says another.
“I think this may be my most loved of his burns so far!” says a commenter. “You’re my hero,” says another.
Pete Souza, who right now enjoys a following of more than 1.3 million followers on Instagram, has been posting several of such photographs. Around four days prior, he shared a photograph of Obama in the White House and captioned it: “Trying to envision somebody six inches taller than President Obama hiding behind the Blue Room curtains.” The photograph was posted after a New York Times article detailed that Former FBI Director James Comey once hid behind the blue curtains in order to avoid President Trump.
“You don’t miss a beat, do you?! And I truly trust individuals got the reference!” says one commenter on the post. “Dude, you are the master of shade. I hail you,” says another.