Pete Souza uses his Instagram account to subtly mock Donald Trump

Feb 8, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Pete Souza uses his Instagram account to subtly mock Donald Trump

Feb 8, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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When Barrack Obama left the White House after eight years, his photographer Pete Souza left as well. The new US President has a new official photographer, and Souza has stayed faithful to Obama. After Trump’s inauguration, Souza began using his personal Instagram account to keep portraying Obama in positive light. But there’s more. He also doesn’t miss a chance to mock Trump’s administration, and he does it in a subtle and often pretty funny manner.

There have been many controversies around Trump and his presidency. And every time the current US President does something unsuitable, Pete Souza subtly refers to it on his Instagram profile.

For example, after Trump’s angry phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Souza posted a photo of Turnbull and Obama laughing together.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQBpp-fhAbm/

When the latest disagreement over the border wall emerged between Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, this photo appeared on Souza’s Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BP87GQfh0JN/?taken-by=petesouza&hl=en

Lastly, The New York Times published a story a few days ago. It stated that the meetings in the White House are held “in the dark because they cannot figure out how to operate the light switches in the cabinet room”. After this openly provocative story from The New York Times, Souza posted a photo of Obama’s (well lit) meeting titled “Those damn lights. ;)”

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQLOKfLhXQM/?taken-by=petesouza&hl=en

If Souza goes on like this, he’ll reach a thousand of Instagram photos in no time. Now, if you’re following political situation and Trump’s moves, you may find this whole Souza’s mockery particularly interesting. And even if not, you can still enjoy his photos – as he’s really a darn good photographer.

To me, this is pretty funny. It makes me want to follow political news just a bit more, so I can understand the references Souza makes (maybe that’s what he actually wants to achieve). But I would like to hear your thoughts. Funny, or just foolish?

[via SF Gate]

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15 responses to “Pete Souza uses his Instagram account to subtly mock Donald Trump”

  1. Allan Alcibar Avatar
    Allan Alcibar

    Funny. Nothing Trump can do to him so no bravery required and can’t seem to find what is foolish about it.

  2. Brian Barnett Avatar
    Brian Barnett

    Brave? No way. Funny? Not much. Foolish? Nah. Being a dick? Yep.

    1. Scott E Mc Avatar
      Scott E Mc

      #Triggered

    2. Cynicaleye Avatar
      Cynicaleye

      Very funny. A subtle way to mock the current classless ignorance in Washington.

    3. Danny Madison Avatar
      Danny Madison

      How is a guy sharing photos that he took being a dick?

      Maybe if Trump wasn’t such a fucking dropkick then people wouldn’t even be able to take offence to this.

  3. Sean Avatar
    Sean

    So DIYP is not a political site? What happened to photography?

  4. wahwahtremelo Avatar
    wahwahtremelo

    Brave, maybe…enemies of POTUS may end up like enemies of Putin (see Kara-Murza). Funny, not really. Foolish…nah, it is his life and social media to use as he chooses. Regarding this story, I’m with Sean, DIY Photography should steer clear of political topics and instead give us something that is related to the areas of DIY and photography.

  5. Todd Sipes Avatar
    Todd Sipes

    Brilliant.

  6. Jeannie Darby Matteson Avatar
    Jeannie Darby Matteson

    Childish…definitely.

  7. Adrian J Nyaoi Avatar
    Adrian J Nyaoi

    High respect for his work, but no more and I don’t even like Trump.

  8. Rider E. Konkle Avatar
    Rider E. Konkle

    He’s going to loose my follow on IG

  9. John Seidel Avatar
    John Seidel

    Pete Souza is absolutely brilliant. Thank you, Dunja, for bringing this to my attention.

  10. Bucky Goldstein Avatar
    Bucky Goldstein

    Proof that photos don’t show everything and can be used to manipulate public opinion. Take a moment to recall how many countries Obama bombed and his total failure to improve race relations. Also DIYPhotography stay the F*ck out of politics

  11. ckc Avatar
    ckc

    Think I have had enough of this site. Less time on crap places like this will be spent actually doing photography rather than watching some jakwad making fun of OUR president , a president already better than the last loser.

  12. Concepcion Amaya Avatar
    Concepcion Amaya

    So when President Trump brought back hostages from North Korea, did he post a picture of Obama trading five Taliban leaders for the deserter Bergdahl? When Trump withdrew from the Iran Nuclear Deal, did he post a picture of the pallets of $1.7 billion cash Obama gave Iran being unloaded to pay for terrorism around the world? When Trump signed the comprehensive tax reform reductions, did he show Obama signing one of his 21 tax increases?