“Welcome to Trumpford. You will be happy here, believe us. We guarantee.”
Yeah, that guy is angry in just about every photo. I wonder if he thinks that’s his “serious buisness” face, or if he just goes to that emotion when stressed.
The bizarre thing about this ad isn’t their general creepiness but how ill thought out the whole thing is.
The caption is foolish and small minded, but it would’ve made a pretty effective ad targeted at independents if they’d used a photo of Hillary and Obama chumming around DC, or Hillary and Bill in the White House or something. But instead they paired it with this terrible photo of his adult children wearing 80s-era businesswear, which is supposed to convey… that he employs his kids, who are insiders?
But then the hashtags really throw it for a loop, because they make it clear that it’s targeted at young voters who are already Trump fans (or could be converted). Why would they think the ideal image to win over young people is a photo of three adults staring intently at the camera? Is this supposed to intimidate people into voting?
“Can you give us a smile, sir?”
Stock art has carefully neutral facial expressions, though - whereas with this, the expressions, and more the combination of expressions, are really creepy.
The kids are all assholes, so it’s actually a reasonable reaction.
Young, successful adults support Trump! If they’re his children. And he employs them. (Because they pretty much hated him before he gave them lucrative positions.)
If there was a lossless compression algorithm for fail, this photo would be a textbook example of its use. So much fail, on so many levels, and in such a small space. The Weissman score is off the chart.
They came back a number of years ago and have stuck around. There’s a reason they were a fashion choice of female businessmen (while the article is ugh, the video explains it. here’s a better article).
Thanks for the interesting links!
It’s real insider vs. outsider candidates, considering that the ‘insider’ candidate was a guest at the ‘outsider’ candidate’s wedding. Their daughters are reportedly bff’s. Trump’s disgraced former campaign manager laundered his Ukrainian payola through a hedge fund run by the brother of Clinton’s campaign manager.
My 1st thought was they look like the bad guys from the next Die Hard movie, and all speak menacingly with a vaguely eastern European accent.
I was wrong - a friend of mine on Facebook tracked down the original shot.
It really is because they’re too cheap to pay for a professional shoot - they reused a “candid shot” taken as the background photo for a 2012 story on Trump and his kids. In the context of that story, it was a reasonable photo.
See kids, this is what happens when you’re visually illiterate and a cheapass!
Insider vs Outsider was Clinton vs Sanders.
This is Insider vs Asshole.
And that should answer the question, Why do Trump’s kids matter? They’re not subject to scrutiny because he’s running for office. They’re subject to scrutiny for the same reason his campaign managers are.
My understanding is that Tiffany was raised by her mother, so Trump had less influence on her and she’s less likely to have been schooled in how to be a sociopathic asshole. That right there disqualifies you from inheriting a part of his empire.
the guy in the back has “resting douche bag face”
That brings up an interesting question, considering Trump’s business ethics. Did the Trump campaign actually pay the Washington Post and/or the photographer for the rights to that photo, or did they just grab it off a Google search and run with it?