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PHOTOS: Is the former White House photographer for Obama totally trolling Donald Trump?

On Inauguration Day 2017, the former chief official White House photographer, Pete Souza, deleted his old Instagram account and began a new one charting The Way We Live Now.

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And, as New York Magazine notes, Souza appears to be doing so in a particularly sly manner that’s probably all but lost on the current administration.

So far, this new account is focused on posting old photos from the Obama years that stand in marked contrast to the trajectory of current events in 2017.

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As you’ll see below, most of the photos feature Obama paired up with the same world leaders Trump is busy meeting, albeit without all the conspicuous eye-rolls and vividly awkward handshakes.

Here are some highlights.

White House light switches; a casual primer. Trump’s staff was reportedly baffled by those darn switches, holding meetings in dark rooms: 

Those damn lights ;)

A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

A not-so-subtle statement on the lack of women in Trump’s top administration roles: 

Meeting with top advisors. This is a full-frame picture. I guess you'd say I was trying to make a point.

A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

Compare and contrast to Trump signing an anti-abortion order surrounded by men:

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo meets with Obama without rolling his eyes: 

With Prime Minister Abe after visiting Pearl Harbor last December.

A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

Compare and contrast:

Prime Minister Trudeau comes to the White House and things aren’t awkward:

Allies.

A post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on

Compare and contrast:

Obama discussing national security in a makeshift tent specifically constructed to discuss sensitive information: 

Compare and contrast to this recent scene at Mar-a-Lago:

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5 Comments

  • RIGay

    SCROTUS 45 is just an embarrassment. Period. Please… #ITMFA

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Obama was a natural. I miss him. The GOP could have showed more spine. When they approved of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III that’s when I knew they were beyond help. The entire Republican party is complicit in this travesty. Trump is just a dollop on top. Let’s show the world how citizens come back from this. Let’s also learn from the Koch brothers, for stacking the deck against the will of the people one lowly politician at a time. It didn’t seem like their original intent. President Obama’s plans for recovery were spot on, and the trajectory was with us. Colluded efforts from Russia to FBI, from big business to our bedrooms, from separation of church and state to the beliefs of others putting reins on unpopular, tax paying citizens. GOP keep your beliefs off of me. Should you forge a theocracy via political means, will we be following the deceived ones who belive Christ will return before the 7th trump, the ones wishing upon a star, or the idolatrous ones?

  • Tim

    It’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, not Abe Shinzo. Both the article’s body and tags have it wrong.

    • wallish

      It’s not wrong to write his name Abe Shinzo since that is the East Asian name order — surname first, personal name last.

  • Jack Meoff

    I love what Pete Souza is doing. He is just holding up a mirror to the presidency and letting us draw our own conclusions.

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