December 26, 2016 8:22:44 pm
Holiday season is usually filled with warmth and kind gestures for not just one’s family but even for the world. But how the US President-elect decided to wish people on Christmas, depicted anything but warmth and respect. And the message sent out by Donald Trump on his Twitter account for the season did not go unnoticed, with him getting lambasted for it.
It’s not uncommon for leaders and eminent personalities around the world to wish everyone on various online platforms during festivals. Symbolic images or even personal photos, it’s just a customary affair to connect with people at large. Herein for his Christmas message, Trump decided to post a photo of him raising a fist mid-air against a backdrop of an ornamented tree with “Merry Christmas” written at the bottom.
The Christmas tree studded with ornaments and the message typed in red-and-white were all fine for the festive mood but his hand gesture – certainly a bad photo decision. And people were not willing to cut him any slack.
Reacting to the picture one user wrote, “Only Donald would send a Christmas card reminding us of our impending doom”, while other remarked, “I also love that it’s just him, no family, no warmth, just a tiny fist and a tree.”
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People were all emotional while President Barack Obama wished everyone for his last Christmas from the White House along with a beautiful family portrait. But it seems the upcoming president has decided to just do it all alone.
The billionaire businessman was also slammed by people after he took a dig at “A” listed performers not agreeing to perform at his inaugural ball on January 20. It seems his holiday message has further aggravated the rage against him.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted:
@realDonaldTrump That picture is extremely festive
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) December 25, 2016
— Jen Dent (@JentotheDen) December 25, 2016
— BreadBitch (@mary_olliff) December 25, 2016
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) December 25, 2016
@realDonaldTrump you love seeing your own face don’t ya
— Matt Shore (@mattshore) December 25, 2016
@realDonaldTrump I wanna feel charitable and kindly towards you on Xmas, but ugh. You’re still The Worst. Sorry. (GET THERAPY!!)
— Wammigrant (@clarissawam) December 25, 2016
.@realDonaldTrump [insert thoughtful, statesmanlike Christmas message here].
— Oliver Duggan (@OliDuggan) December 25, 2016
.@realDonaldTrump Oh Donald I know you think that looks handsome, but do one without the smug look and fist in the air.
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) December 25, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Remember, you’re one of the most hated people to have ever lived.
— Big Lee 🇺🇸 (@RejectTrump) December 25, 2016
@realDonaldTrump All we want for Christmas is YOU to resign & give Americans a leader we deserve. Someone who sides w/America & isn’t a liar
— 💭 (@VeeVee) December 25, 2016
.@realDonaldTrump I see ya went with the power fist over the Nazi salute this year. Good choice. Where’s the wife & kid? Hiding from ya?
— liberalgranny50 (@peppersandeggs) December 25, 2016
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