The Internet Is Having a Field Day With This Photo of Trump Surrounded by Empty Chairs

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If there’s one thing that Trump loves, it’s himself.

But making a spectacle of himself runs a close second.

Yesterday, he staged a bizarre photo op for himself and two empty chairs. The Internet immediately took notice and made it into a meme. Unfortunately (for Donald Trump), it wasn’t exactly the effect he was hoping to have.

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You’d think that the man who (co-)wrote The Art of the Deal would be good at this, but so far, no. He was scheduled to have a meeting with Democrats yesterday afternoon.

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He basically said that there would be no point in meeting with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to make a deal. Again, this was before the meeting where they were supposed to come up with a deal.

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The issued the following joint statement: “Given that the President doesn’t see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead. Rather than going to the White House for a show meeting that won’t result in an agreement, we’ve asked (Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell and (House Speaker Paul) Ryan to meet this afternoon.”

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Look at that sad man surrounded by empty chairs. There’s no way this could backfire, right?

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“A stunning visual…..brilliant!” this person said. Hm. The rest of the Internet, however, loved the photo of Trump with two empty chairs for an entirely different reason…

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What exactly was he trying to prove here? Are we supposed to feel bad for him?

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Huh, OK, that’s officially the closest we’ve ever come to feeling bad for the guy. But then we remembered everything he’s done since his election and all sympathy has gone completely out the window.

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Of course, Trump has a bit of a history of throwing poorly attended parties. Like the Inauguration, for instance.

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For a guy who constantly brags about his own popularity, there certainly seems to be a lot of photographic evidence to the contrary. (Also, you’d think a guy who was popular would have won the popular vote. Just saying.)

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He looks so proud of himself for creating this photo op. But we’re not fooled, Trump. Why don’t you focus less on making “jokes” and more on making all those deals you’re so good at? ‘Cause we’d really like to avoid a government shutdown. Thanks.

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