Trump tweets a photoshopped image of a dog receiving Medal of Honor, sparks massive meme roast

Oct 31, 2019

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Trump tweets a photoshopped image of a dog receiving Medal of Honor, sparks massive meme roast

Oct 31, 2019

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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The USA President Donald Trump has recently tweeted a photo of himself awarding a Medal of Honor to a military dog. As if it’s not unusual enough to award this medal to an animal, the image is very obviously photoshopped. After someone found the original photo from 2017, Trump received a massive meme roast under his tweet, and some of these are utterly hilarious.

The Guardian writes that the dog in the photo was involved in a raid that killed the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The image was created by the Daily Wire, a conservative website, as you can see from the credits. And as I mentioned, it’s very obviously photoshopped.

The New York Times notes that this photo was made from an Associated Press photo of Trump awarding the Medal of Honor James McCloughan in 2017. McCloughan is a retired army medic who was honored for saving the lives of ten people during the Vietnam War.

In another tweet, Trump thanked the Daily Wire for a “cute recreation.” He also declassified the dog’s name, referring to him as “Conan.”

I have to admit I have no idea why Trump would tweet a photo like this, and I won’t even get into that. I was even kinda annoyed. But then I saw memes that followed this ridiculous photomanipulation, and they cracked me up. So I’m sharing them below hoping to cause more laughter than an annoyance. And perhaps they will inspire you to contribute to this massive roast with a meme of your own.

[via The New York Times, The Guardian; image credits: realDailyWire (left)/Associated Press (right)]

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54 responses to “Trump tweets a photoshopped image of a dog receiving Medal of Honor, sparks massive meme roast”

  1. Clarence Hemeon Avatar
    Clarence Hemeon

    Murica you’re fucked and fucked up with this idiot in office. I weep for you. So sad.

    1. Matt Brown Avatar
      Matt Brown

      Taxes down, jobs up, economy rolling… What’s the problem? What policy is it that has you stirred up, exactly ?

      1. HotDogZanzibar Avatar
        HotDogZanzibar

        This aged like milk.

  2. Collin McLaren Avatar
    Collin McLaren

    “a dog”
    Bitch, do you know who tf you’re talking about??

  3. Don Navarro Avatar
    Don Navarro

    #traitortwat

  4. Leisha N Jason Mazanec Avatar
    Leisha N Jason Mazanec

    Do any of you Trump haters know what Officer that is?

    1. Burt Johnson Avatar
      Burt Johnson

      Try reading the article in the OP. The answer is given there —

      “The New York Times notes that this photo was made from an actual photo of Trump awarding the Medal of Honor James McCloughan in 2017. McCloughan is a retired army medic who was honored for saving the lives of ten people during the Vietnam War.”

    2. Mario Dennis Avatar
      Mario Dennis

      He also said he was amused rather than offended, so good for him.

    3. Javier Cardona Avatar
      Javier Cardona

      Mario Dennis It’d be sensible to be rational and not get offended, but it’s the current year and we should be offended even if the people who should feel offended, aren’t.

    4. Chris Hugh Avatar
      Chris Hugh

      Are you referring to Specialist James McCloughan? He was an enlisted man, not an officer and his citation is worthy reading whether or not you’re a Trump hater.

  5. Jose Corro Avatar
    Jose Corro

    Who let the dogs out!!!! MAGA!!!!

  6. Mitchel Martin Avatar
    Mitchel Martin

    DIYPhotography shouldn’t have gone there. Delving into politics will only cost you followers…

    1. Burt Johnson Avatar
      Burt Johnson

      This isn’t politics. This is simply reporting on the fact that a very sloppy Photoshop job was being passed off as documenting an event that never happened.

      though it seems that you have no interest in the reporting of facts?

      1. Chris Hugh Avatar
        Chris Hugh

        I didn’t think anyone thought this was real and that people were instead angry that James McCloughan’s face was replaced by that of a dog.

        People who’ve been in the military tend to view the Medal of Honor as sacred ground. If you read a few of the citations, you’ll understand why.

        (If anyone is complaining because they thought the photoshop was real — congrats on being able to read and write. It’s a significant achievement for someone dealing with intellectual challenges. Don’t pay attention to anybody calling you names, but ask your teacher or caretaker to help you learn more about the Medal of Honor.)

    2. Dave Ferringo Avatar
      Dave Ferringo

      Burt Johnson no it was a photoshop done by someone else asking trump to give the dog a medal and tagging trump in there post. Trump reposted it call the dog a hero

    3. Josh Feres Avatar
      Josh Feres

      Burt Johnson no. literally not a single person said this event happened. There was literally no serious news source or WH representative that tried to pass this photoshopped image off as a real image.

    4. Erik Keith Avatar
      Erik Keith
    5. Brenda Lee Arbeau Avatar
      Brenda Lee Arbeau

      Burt, but it wasn’t being passed off as real. You’re just being silly.

  7. Erik Keith Avatar
    Erik Keith

    I guess it’s a step up from making edits with his sharpie… ?

    1. Matt Brown Avatar
      Matt Brown

      Certainly a step up from keystrokes by a dingus like yourself

  8. Josh Feres Avatar
    Josh Feres

    Also, he didn’t make the photoshopped image. It was made by the daily wire. Trump was probably just like “lol that’s pretty good.” And then shared it. And then NY Times fact checked it because journalism.

  9. jason bourne Avatar
    jason bourne

    This is to be expected from a clueless, tweeting moron who has no business being in the White House, much less the human race.

  10. Richard Joseph Avatar
    Richard Joseph

    He’s no respect for that medal too?!

    1. Brenda Lee Arbeau Avatar
      Brenda Lee Arbeau

      But isn’t the dog a hero?

    2. Richard Joseph Avatar
      Richard Joseph

      Brenda Lee Arbeau According to Wikipedia: The medal was awarded 54 times between 1943 and 1949 – to 32 pigeons, 18 dogs, 3 horses, and a ship’s cat – to acknowledge actions of gallantry or devotion during the Second World War and subsequent conflicts. The awarding of the medal was revived in 2000.

      In this case, he was NOT honoring a dog (it’s a photoshopped image) rather ridiculing the Medal.

  11. Marcus Avatar
    Marcus

    3 pictures is a “massive meme roast”?!?

  12. Matt Brown Avatar
    Matt Brown

    Jesus Christ the left truly has no sense of humor. It’s hilarious and cute. And here you are complaining. RETARDS.

    1. Chris Hugh Avatar
      Chris Hugh

      One could as easily say the right has no sense of respect. Read the citation of any Medal of Honor recipient before you decide it’s something you or anyone else can make a meme about.

      1. Matt Brown Avatar
        Matt Brown

        So high. So mighty.

        It’s hilarious and says nothing about medal recipients. Just another reason for you guys to be angry about trump. Another reason to cry over losing the election. Another contribution to trump derangement syndrome.

        1. James West Avatar
          James West

          And you love him so much you confuse his name with a move from the card game Bridge. Okay, you don’t get it. If you actually respected the man (God knows why) you’d remember to use a capital letter in his name.
          Frankly, I think much of the reaction to this s an over-reaction. But it’s entertaining to watch the shouting, especially when the nearly literate Trumpanzees get riled up.

          1. Matt Brown Avatar
            Matt Brown

            Lol and here you are getting riled up over grammatical discrepancies… I don’t cap his name because I don’t care to. I don’t give a crap about trump. Or you. I simply detest this toxic narcissism and deranged mentality since the last election.

            And bridge??? Lofl what are you, 90?

          2. James West Avatar
            James West

            57, Matt, but I remember my mother and her blue-haired crones playing bridge. The funny thing is, I’ve found the political climate during and after the last election bizarre as well. It seems the Excited States of ‘Murica is fast on its way to becoming the wealthiest failed state on the planet.

          3. Matt Brown Avatar
            Matt Brown

            Well on that we can agree!

            I’m not trump’s biggest fan, but he’s a far cry from these bizarre far left nutjobs ruining media and culture on a mass scale.

          4. James West Avatar
            James West

            Like who? A lot of American media seems pretty conservative…Breitbart, Fox, AM talk radio…and as my other long post says, most of what Americans consider to be “far left nutjobs” would be pretty mainstream elsewhere. Most of the rest of the world is concerned, seriously so, with the nutjob in the Oval Office.

          5. Matt Brown Avatar
            Matt Brown

            he might be an asshole, but the real nutjob is anyone that actually believes the media has any substantial right-leaning presence. when you’re pulling out AM radio you’ve already admitted how wrong you are.

          6. James West Avatar
            James West

            So, Fox News does not constitute a substantial right-leaning presence? Or Breibart? If that’s the case, you must have a pretty eccentric version of “right-leaning.” Perhaps AM Radio in Canada is more right leaning that in the Excited States, but up here it leans right. Then, there’s the absurdly large media presence of the “religious” right. There are millions of viewers & listeners. People outside their circle tend not to know about them much, but they have a powerful influence on their base. This is largely why America is second only to Turkey in the per capita number of people who don’t believe in evolutionary science.
            I’m still curious — who do you consider to be “far left” in your media?

          7. William Brown Avatar
            William Brown

            Every single democratic candidate currently involved in the debates. They all make Obama look like Reagan .

          8. James West Avatar
            James West

            Well, like it or not, most of those candidates would be considered moderately left of centre elsewhere…in countries that are prospering economically and socially, not going down the tubes of history like the British Empire on cheap speed. They’re advocating things like Canada’s medicare system which, in spite of the bullshit some Republicans have coughed up, works very well. I’ve seen them lying about patients dying due to wait times. This is in fact incredibly rare and almost always involves people who were terminal to begin with, or has to do with moving patients from remote areas to larger centres for treatment. I’ve never quite understood why Republicans detest universal health care so much. It’s efficient, fair and less expensive.

          9. William Brown Avatar
            William Brown

            Good lord do you always talk this much? You sound desperate, not smart

          10. James West Avatar
            James West

            I enjoy a bit of repartee, yes. I’m probably no smarter or desperate than the average guy. So what? You’re not obligated to read what I post.

          11. William Brown Avatar
            William Brown

            I could take a genuine interest in further conversation if you would be more concise. The irrelevant lectures are unappealing

          12. James West Avatar
            James West

            I clicked into my photography group and saw this response. Yes, a conversation might be interesting, but you seem to feel that anything that counters your beliefs, and includes an attempt at explanation, constitutes an “irrelevant lecture”. If you can’t process more than two or three sentences at a time, c’est la vie. I’m curious: I was in a conversation with a Matt Brown; he is the only person in this chain to whom I responded with a somewhat long answer. Suddenly, A William Brown has appeared, complaining my answer are too long. (Eight sentences!!
            Horrors!!) Are you and Matt Brown the same person?

          13. William Brown Avatar
            William Brown

            Haha wow! You cracked this conspiracy wide open!

            Yea, it’s me. It was by mistake.

  • J. C. Strange Avatar
    J. C. Strange

    They actually contacted the guy who was in the original picture and he said he can’t figure out what people are so upset about.

    1. Chris Hugh Avatar
      Chris Hugh

      He’s a great and a gracious man

  • James West Avatar
    James West

    “The left”…whatever that means. And I don’t know what you think you’re proving by throwing “retard” around, but I’ll tell you this much: it doesn’t make you look good.

    1. Matt Brown Avatar
      Matt Brown

      I’ve never thrown a retard in my life.

      Obviously the left is you.

      1. James West Avatar
        James West

        That’s right, Matt. The left is me…sane, rational, well-mannered, and aware of what it means when a word is in quotation marks and not preceded by an indefinite article. And you still don’t look good.

        1. Matt Brown Avatar
          Matt Brown

          Omg a stranger on the internet thinks I don’t look good. His feelings must really matter!

          The left is eating itself because people like yourself have created an ever-shrinking box of what is permissible to say. All you people seem to care about is what others think and it’s ruining your lives in ways you likely will never appreciate. I’d take the time to feel sorry for you, but people that actually matter to me take precedence over strangers like you.

          Best of luck with your popularity contest!

        2. James West Avatar
          James West

          Well, well. A stranger on the internet has told me all sorts of things about myself he couldn’t possibly know. And as little as you care…here you are, chirping back and forth with me.
          Don’t “people like you” you ever wonder what is meant these days by “the left”? It’s an expression used so thoughtlessly it has become meaningless. “People like you…”. Well, well.

        3. Matt Brown Avatar
          Matt Brown

          Oh I care… Just not about you, personally. I don’t give half a hotdog what you do in your own home. I just don’t want my kids living in the tattle-tale relativistic post-modern shit hole you people seem to be propagating.

          This toxic ideology you’re spewing is my concern. Don’t flatter yourself.

        4. James West Avatar
          James West

          There you go again with the “you people” thing! And since you have no idea what my larger beliefs are, you can’t know what I “spew”. Relativism, whether in ethics or epistemology, has some merits but is taken well beyond the edge, usually by people who don’t understand it or who get, simply, over-zealous about it. Funnily enough, it attracts fundamentalist zealots of its own…exactly what it shouldn’t do. But as an alternative/antidote to absolutism, it does have some merits. As for post-modernism…it’s used to describe anything from Ikea furniture to child-rearing. What it really is, is a denial of “Meta-narratives”, meaning the philosophical, cultural and religious stories that had defined Europe for centuries — things like the Protestant Work Ethic, religious belief as an answer (to whatever…) or systems like Marxism. The first serious use of the term came from Jacques Lacan, a philosopher hired by the government of Quebec during the “Quiet Revolution” of the late 50s & early 60s, when the post war generation of the young wanted to throw off the restraints of the R.C. Church — as powerful in the Quebec of the day as it was in places like Ireland — and the exceptionally conservative politics of the time. The rest of Canada was steaming ahead into the 20th century; Quebec was well behind. Lacan described their rejection of the old narratives — including the modernist ones — as a “post-modern” movement. It is messy, and sometimes complete crap. But it isn’t always…some of those old stories are dead. The question is finding a new model…your guess is as good as mine. However, I do find a lot of people who go about the business of running post-modernism down don’t understand its roots, but only see some of the more excessive branches. This is especially true of people who pop out terms like “post-modern neo-Marxism”. As soon as you see that, you know you’re either dealing with a propagandist thinking she/he is fooling people with “fancy words” or with someone who truly has no idea what they’re yipping about.
          As for “the left”…there’s a way of currently using the expression as a knee-jerk pejorative (also true of “the right” of course.) I think this is for two reasons. One is technology: in the days of the Lincoln/Douglas debates people would walk for miles to hear them and stand for hours, under blazing sun or pouring rain, to listen. Catch that lovely word? LISTEN! Now it’s tweets, anonymous smart ass remarks, all of that. There is a lack of depth and gravitas. The other is a failed educational system. The right blames the left; the left blames the right. However, people have no real idea what “left” & “right” mean in politics anymore unless they’re paying closer than average attention. So, anyone X doesn’t like is a leftist; anyone Y doesn’t like is “right wing.” Also, the extremists on both sides take up so much space that the majority, who always lean to the centre, think there’s no one left to talk to. Add to that the myriad uncertainties of our present day and people polarize. That has always been true; fear muddles thinking. People listen to object, not to understand.
          I assume you are America. That gives you a different slant than most people in the developed world have. Your so-called extreme left that Breitbart, Fox and Trump keep bleating about is most everyone else’s centre. Bernie Sanders would barely cause a ripple in most of the developed world. That isn’t an insult; it’s an empirical fact. His policy ideas are not far off most centre-left politicians elsewhere. Certainly, his ideas wouldn’t be “radical”. For that matter, neither would a lot of the ideas of Elizabeth Warren or A.O.C.

        5. James West Avatar
          James West

          As a rule, Matt, I find that people throw around terms like “relativism” and “post-modernism” without much real understanding of what they mean. As for myself, I understand the values of relativism to a degree, but in the end I’m not a relativist. Post-modernism is, ironically, an apparently inevitable outgrowth of the Enlightenment. Without the Enlightenment (particularly Kant’s contribution) we could not have arrived at the possibility that meaning in the world is ascribed by human concepts, rather than the earlier view that meaning is a thing that “exists” out there somewhere, waiting to be found. (This is referred to as the ‘Copernican Revolution” in Philosophy.) That opened the door to Nietzsche, and after a couple of world wars and a Holocaust, the move away from belief in any overarching “meat-narrative” to history collapsed for almost all but the seriously religious, who still manage to find the hand of God everywhere. That, in a nutshell, is all that post-modernism really is: the rejection of the belief in “meta-narrative” and an analysis of culture premised on that rejection. Start with Lyotard’s “The Post-modern Condition” (1966) if you want a clearer picture. Or, continue to follow the herd who can repeat the words without knowing what they mean. And for the record, I’m not a big fan of “pomo” thinking either, and it is pretty well on the way out except for Ikea catalouges.
          I mention the religious crowd. They have managed to convince some naive people that post-modernism is some semi-Satanic idea aimed at “destroying” culture when it is little more than an analytic tool. I have the misfortune of knowing this because I have a number of “born again, Bible believing, evangelical” relatives who have told me this; Jerry Falwell & Co. have said this, so they buy that it must be true. Somehow, I don’t see the man who thought Jesus spoke English with his feet up reading Derrida, Lyotard or Foucault.
          Since my earlier posts have said absolutely nothing about what my political/social views are, I’m still curious for you to explain how I have “spewed” a “toxic ideology” when I haven’t expressed any particular beliefs at all. Curious, that is, in the way a train wreck can arouse curiosity.

  • James West Avatar
    James West

    Okay, hold on…the Daily Wire created this, not Trump. Trump was just dopey enough to re-tweet it. Not that I’m defending this train wreck of a President…the man is a raving, frothing, screaming lunatic and it’s beyond belief that people still support him. But hey…he’s made me happier every day to be a Canadian. I’m not a big fan of out current Prime Minister, but he’s positively the second coming of Christ compared to this ass.