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The Screw-Up Behind the Hilarious Presidential Seal Fiasco, Explained

Yup. That’s Trump.

At first glance, it looks just like the official seal of the President of the United States.


But look closer. The eagle’s left talon clutches not arrows, but a bundle of golf clubs. Remember the olive branch that is traditionally held in the right talon? Now it’s a wad of cash. And wait. Why does the eagle have two heads instead of one? Turns out this is exactly the way the eagle in Russia’s coat of arms looks, a not-so-subtle nod to the president’s deep ties to that country. In case that wasn’t blatant enough, instead of “E pluribus unum,” the eagle’s banner reads “45 es un títere,” Spanish for “Trump is a puppet.” [Trump is the 45th president.]


The Washington Post reported that apparently no one noticed when Trump got on stage in front of this altered version of the presidential seal on Tuesday at the Teen Student Action Summit of Turning Point USA, a conservative youth organization. The image of Trump before the fake seal has been widely circulated online, with #45IsAPuppet trending on Twitter.

The two compared:

I think the one on the right is more realistic than the original on the left. Hopefully, the teens in question might learn something, but frankly, I doubt it. If they were there to start with, they were faithful worshippers already.

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