President Donald Trump held a press conference Thursday during which he launched a scathing attack against the “fake media” that was not doing justice to reporting on his administration. He also took to Twitter on Friday to name some examples of this “fake media.”
“I have never seen more dishonest media, frankly than the political media,” Trump said during the press conference.
He has, in the past, used Twitter to attack a number of his critics and opponents. This ranges from rants against the New York Times for their coverage of his administration, to Nordstrom, which faced the president’s wrath for dropping his daughter Ivanka Trump’s line from its stores. Trump also targeted NBC’s Saturday Night Live, which brought actor Alec Baldwin to impersonate Trump and his many moves as a presidential candidate and eventually president.
As the president sought to silence his critics, he may have inevitably given birth to a social media trend that shows him in a different light. Many say Trump has been child-like in his handling of criticism and as a humorous take on this, users of Reddit created a new community — r/TinyTrumps — to post altered pictures of “Tiny Trump.”
The memes show Trump standing only a maximum of four feet tall (he is actually almost 6-feet-3), next to some prominent world leaders — including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and former President Barack Obama — as well as members of his family. Memes also show Trump standing, or sitting, next to his wife Melania Trump, or daughters Ivanka and Tiffany.
Here are some examples of the memes that are taking the internet by storm: