10 Times Former White House Photographer Pete Souza Shaded Donald Trump With Photographic Evidence

July 3, 2017  |  
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Pete Souza is a veteran photo journalist. The 62-year-old was on hand taking some of the most iconic and memorable of President Obama, his family and his work as the leader of this country. And while we were all hurt to see that Trump would be President Obama’s successor, Souza, who actually spent years with the Obamas might have felt the sting of this reality more strongly. And his form of resistance has been to use his photographs from the past eight years as a way to remind us of how good we had it and what a mistake we made in electing this replacement.


Holding Hands

Who can forget the videos of Melania Trump going out of her way not to hold her husband’s hand? Hard to argue with video evidence. Well, Souza wants to let you know that the Obamas never had that problem.

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Holding hands.

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The Pope

This current Pope is one of the most liberal and most loving I can remember. So, as you can imagine it likely disturbed his spirit to be standing so close to President Trump. And instead of trying to fake it for the cameras. He let his visage do the talking. But when he met with President Obama in 2016, it was a different story.

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Mutual admiration, 2016.

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First 100 Days

Considering President Obama actually took this presidency seriously, it makes sense that the new pressures of the job took an effect on him. During his first 100 days, he took one golf outing. Meanwhile, Trump took 19 in that same time period.

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Bo for potus. Happy April Fools Day.

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Maybe a dog would be better

This one is pretty self explanatory.

Angela Merkel

Trump’s refusal to shake German Prime minister Angela Merkel’s hand during their meeting was disgusting. In fact, he would barely even look at her. When President Obama first met her, things went a bit differently.

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First time meeting Angela Merkel in 2009

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Laughing on President's Day.

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A noticeable absence

…then again, I doubt these four men would be too eager to stand next to Trump.

Press Welcome

Scrolling through this Instagram I forgot all of the shenanigans that have taken place, including the time the White House disinvited several members of the media from the press briefing simply because they were reporting something unfavorable about 45.

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Meeting with Putin in 2014.

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Mr. Putin didn’t seem too impressed. Today there’s a good chance he’s running our country.

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Glad he only tweeted out facts with his device.

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Facts…not the alternative ones.

Respect for women

What a novel idea.


Remember when Donald Trump alleged that President Obama had tapped the Oval office and presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, who I haven’t seen in a minute, added that Obama likely spied on him through the microwave? God, help us.

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