Ah, the humanization of politicians.
It’s an age old sport. ‘Look! They’re just like us!’ This tactic has ranged from a sensible book tour, to a workout photo shoot, to getting some good photo ops doing shots with some blue collar guys at a bar.
Well, now First Lady Melania Trump is getting dragged thanks to a classic ‘humanization’ photo shoot she did of herself ‘gardening’ with the Boys and Girls Club of America.
Melania tending to her nightshade and hemlock garden. pic.twitter.com/1462ZJcf3G
— Bubbagump (@bubbagump324) July 28, 2018
And the Internet pounced.
As Chrissy Teigen so aptly pointed out…
these look exactly like my workout soles. because i work out as much as this chick gardens pic.twitter.com/s2mwLKRK7b
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 31, 2018
People’s imaginations ran wild thanks to the First Lady’s pose…
PICTURED: First Lady Melania Trump tending to the White House Kitchen Garden. pic.twitter.com/qPCrKidgOk
— Born Miserable (@bornmiserable) July 31, 2018
Oh Lawd….Melania is now on a mission to steal the soul food secrets from out Michelle's garden…news at 11…. pic.twitter.com/jsIuKfwuDg
— Michael W. Twitty (@KosherSoul) August 1, 2018
why does melania look like she broke into someone’s garden and was caught in the act pic.twitter.com/XX6YmeNljB
— maeve (@maybemaeve) July 31, 2018
— Raul Carvajal (@NycAnarchy) July 31, 2018
Others noticed that there was nothing in her basket…
Photographer: You’re handling those sheers like a pro. Now put those imaginary veggies in that basket and show them who the boss is. There it is. Hold it, holllld it. Perfect. You’re a natural.
— dylan (@dyllyp) July 31, 2018
P: Like you know nothing about gardening.
M: lol got it. pic.twitter.com/799qrTnMLn
— Dave Weasel (@DaveWeasel) July 30, 2018
“I really don't chore, do u?” pic.twitter.com/pFOxo1360H
— Ryan Adams (@filmystic) July 31, 2018
And some imagined what look she was going for…
me making sure the barista sees me put money in the tip jar pic.twitter.com/Sao2B0DkfR
— Alyssa Limperis (@alyssalimp) July 31, 2018
This is a photo of Melania threatening someone with gardening sheers if they don't send her back to her home planet. Right? pic.twitter.com/8nZriXuwyb
— Benjamin Grinspan (@BennyGrin) July 31, 2018
Chelsea Handler noticed out this striking similarity…
After looking at these photos of Melania and Donald Trump Jr., I feel most sorry for the photographer. pic.twitter.com/ozK65xBGHE
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) July 31, 2018
Well, as long as it stays in the family…
The family who gardens together, conspire together. The Donald and Melania. pic.twitter.com/U6ktse00tp
— Miss Know It All (@GayleErmadean) August 1, 2018
We can’t wait for the next humanizing photo shoot out of the White House!