Memer-in-chief
November 28, 2018

Remember when President Trump said he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein get along "very well?" Now, Trump wants him locked up.

At least, that's the impression Trump gave on Wednesday morning when he retweeted a meme suggesting Rosenstein should be convicted for treason. The image depicts a variety of Trump enemies in a jail cell, with text reading, "Now that Russia collusion is a proven lie, when do the trials for treason begin?" Special Counsel Robert Mueller, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former President Barack Obama are featured, but so is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who Trump appointed in 2017 and who is still serving in the administration.

After a report that Rosenstein had once suggested invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, it was widely speculated that Trump would fire Rosenstein, but he did not end up doing so after he said they had a "great" conversation. Since then, Trump appointed a new acting attorney general to oversee Mueller's Russia investigation, which he appears to be growing increasingly irate about, tweeting Wednesday, "This is our Joseph McCarthy Era!" Brendan Morrow

November 2, 2018

President Trump is now unveiling major foreign policy decisions to his Twitter followers in meme form.

Trump on Friday tweeted out an image of himself with the words "Sanctions Are Coming" written in the Game of Thrones font and the date "November 5" below. He's referencing the fact that the United States on Friday said that sanctions against Iran lifted by President Barack Obama as part of the 2015 nuclear deal would be reinstated Monday.

"Winter is Coming" is a quote from Game of Thrones, the hit HBO series based on the books by George R.R. Martin, who has compared one of the story's villains, a spoiled brat king, to Trump.

Although the Iran sanctions were discussed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier in the day, this meme was the first time Trump made mention of it on his Twitter account Friday, which is certainly a unique way to communicate a serious foreign policy issue to one's 55 million followers. As the meme suggests, the sanctions are to go into effect on Nov. 5, although if Trump really is using Game of Thrones as a model, they'll probably just be continuously delayed for years and never be released at all. Brendan Morrow

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