There’s one thing you can say about our current president: It’s definitely easy to troll him. It’s almost harder not to troll him at this point.
Since the inauguration, the troll train has been full steam ahead, with the most recent in the line catching our attention in ahem entirely new ways.
What better time to look back on the best trolls of our 45th president since his inauguration than now, as we head into the Independence Day holiday?
1. Pressing the Fleshlight
Buzzfeed writer Jesse McLaren gets points for being super subtle with this one. A quick glance and you wouldn’t even notice the sex toy hidden on the shelf behind Trump’s Oval Office desk, casually blending in with assorted trophies and knickknacks.
2. Getting real about Time
That fake Time magazine that the Washington Post discovered on the walls of Trump golf clubs is sure something. A lot of people got in on the trolling action, including one Virginia congressman, but nothing tops a cartoon from the New Yorker, a publication that’s been pretty clear on its stance on Trump from the beginning.
3. “Real Fake” is really real
An easy way to troll Trump is to hit him where it hurts, like in front of his gleaming tower along the river in downtown Chicago. Fake news? Real news? What is life anyway? Life is strolling along the Chicago Riverwalk near the Trump Tower and happening to run into a sculpture that says “Real Fake” which doesn’t have anything to do with Chicago Mayor (and Obama ally) Rahm Emanuel. Not at all.
4. Turning Trump into a poet
To celebrate how truly bizarre most of Trumps tweets are, Reddit user recently created “Poet in Chief” an that turns President Trump’s 140-character messages into literary masterpieces. Users can click on individual poetry lines and be transported to Trumps original tweets. Try out the trolling yourself!
5. Macron, thy mortal enemy
It took a few months, but Trump finally has a nemesis willing to go one-on-one with him on a global stage. It’s France’s new president Emmanuel Macron, who won’t just out-macho Trump’s handshake, but will also recruit action film legend (and former GOP governor!) Arnold Schwarzenegger to troll Trump on his decision to remove the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. Note the high-level troll-appropriation of Trump’s own (silly) slogan.
6. JK Rowling and Stephen King tag team POTUS
JK Rowling brings pure magic to Twitter feeds with each and every Trump troll. The Harry Potter author never holds back, and on occasion, , like oh, say Stephen King, to take down the U.S. president. When King discovered Trump had blocked him on Twitter, Rowling stepped in to lend support. If you want more epic shade from these pals, heres a scathing selection of , and .
Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets. I may have to kill myself.
Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 13, 2017
7. A glass of shade on the rocks
Smirnoffs icy-cold trolls President Trump in the least subtle of ways. In the aftermath of former FBI Director James Comeys testimony, the company decided to promote its American-made vodka by sending up Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. Trump several of Comey’s accusations (made under oath, BTW) were completely false and said he’d be 100 percent willing to share his account of what happened under oath. Smirnoff then created the following ad:
8. “Cryin’ Chuck” weighs in
Don’t think that Trump’s political opponents are holding back, either. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) certainly had some fun at Trump’s expense after the absurd pageantry of that first big Trump cabinet meeting in which Trump was heralded as a glorious leader. Schumer and his staff decided to hold their own little ceremony of praise.
9. Tim Cook takes a bite out of Trump
Sure, Tim Cook might act (mostly) diplomatic at those tech summits, but he’s thinking the same Trump Twitter jokes as the rest of us. Like this zinger he delivered while making the commencement speech at MIT’s graduation.
10. An out-of-this-world Trump troll
Yes, Trump got because the limit does not exist. A French astronaut who lived in space for 196 days had a lovely tweet to send Trump upon his return to Earth. He threw shade at the presidents decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement by sharing a photo of the agreement floating on the International Space Station (ISS), and referencing Trumps slogan in his hashtag.
11. Raining on Trumps climate-change denial parade
Ahead of Donald Trump’s declaration that the U.S. would be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, s forecast called for heavy shade. The Weather Company into a scorching hot message for Trump about the reality of climate change. Headlines like “Still Don’t Care? Proof You Should Care Now” put climate-change deniers in their places in a refreshingly unique way.
12. Pay bribes here!
We already know trolling Trump at his places of business is one sure way for publicity. Another target was his posh D.C. hotel that coincidentally hosted a big re-election fundraiser for Trump on Wednesday. , who would subsequently target Jeff Sessions, projected phrases like “Pay bribes here!” and “Emoluments Welcome” onto the Trump hotel.
13. Bigly ethics violations?
Trump was only in office for a few months before he raised the ire of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), which has already had its hands full with the Trump White House. The OGE tweeted out a reminder about ethical loyalty shortly after reports surfaced that said Trump demanded loyalty from now-fired FBI head James Comey, a saga that continues to stretch on.
14. The tweet came from (near) space!
Before Trump upset astronauts by pulling out of the Paris agreement, the president had already been hit with a troll from above. The Autonomous Space Agency Network, amateurs who promote DIY space exploration, released their own shot at Trump via a printed tweet on a weather balloon. It didn’t quite make it to space, but it’s close enough.
15. Trump Draws
One of the best one-stop Twitter accounts that hilariously sends up the president is Trump Draws, which mocks Trump’s love of himself, attention, and maybe not having the most bigly intellect.
16. Clinton’s revenge
17. The best words!
Merriam-Websters official Twitter account has become a of Trumps die-hard group of trollers. The dictionary continually corrects Trumps bigly word mishaps by defining the most-searched terms related to Trump. For instance, whenever Trump , Merriam-Webster is there. And when he created ? Forget about it. Since his inauguration, the dictionary has also trolled , and Ivanka Trumps use of “complicit,” proving that no one in the administration is safe.
‘Councel’ is by far our most looked up misspelling today.
Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 18, 2017
18. Trolling from the other side of the pond
Trump’s treatment of our allies has been a significant storyline of his presidency, but it’s not like Europe is ignoring Trump. Not long after Trump’s inauguration, the cheeky Dutch used a parody of a tourism video to take potshots at the new U.S. president. Several countries wound up following their lead.
19. Late night drama
Late Night hosts take the political shade to a whole other level. Who could forget Stephen Colberts Emmy hosting in which he mocked the Trump administration’s . This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period, Colbert said in a statement. Both in person and around the globe. The late night show shade has been so strong who could even recall every troll? But recently Colbert and Seth Rogen to slide into Donald Trump Jr.s DMs. A family that gets trolled together stays together, maybe?
20. Souza shades like no other
Perhaps the ultimate Trump trolling master is the Insta-famous former White House photographer of Barack Obama, Pete Souza. Souza watches Trump like a hawk with his photo archive at the ready, just waiting to revive the hundreds of stunning shots hes taken of Obama to show the contrasts in their leadership. Each Souza troll from Trumps visit with the Pope to his Paris Climate Agreement decision includes a fierce caption. Let us admire one of the greatest posts: Souzas response to Trump refusing to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkels hand at their White House meeting.
Additional reporting from Suzanne Ciechalski