Just when we thought the accidental BBC subtitles were the best thing to come out of last week’s inauguration, a video of President Trump calling President Obama “a funny wiener” comes along to prove us wrong. That’s right, folks: Bad Lip Reading is back, and boy has it outdone itself.
I just saw someone try to shame Marco Rubio for being part of the investigation into Trump’s discussions with Russia because apparently he should “learn to have his president’s back at all times”. Uh wtf? Marco’s duties are to his constituents, he’s in no way required to “have the president’s back” if the president is wrong. Nobody should be expected to do that. I swear this Donald Trump god worship has gone too far. You guys are just as bad as the Obama stans were.
This goes out to both liberals and conservatives because you’re both guilty of this shit. Stop taking stills from videos and using them to make your enemies look bad. It discredits your entire argument.
The first picture has been making the rounds in liberal circles as “evidence” that Trump is a jerk who doesn’t treat his wife right and the Obamas are kindhearted, because it claims to show Trump leaving Melania behind on the steps while the Obamas considerately stop to lead her up. In reality Barack simply ushered Trump up the stairs first and then Melania. As soon as they were at the top of the stairs the Obamas went in together and Trump joined Melania and they went in together, as seen in the 6th picture. Maybe Trump is a jerk who doesn’t treat his wife right, but this picture is not proof of that.
The second picture has been making the rounds in conservative circles as “evidence” that Michelle is an ungrateful bitch who doesn’t know how to gratefully accept a present. I even saw someone call her a c*nt for it, and I despise that word being used to describe anybody, even though I don’t particularly like Michelle Obama. Now look at the third GIF. It’s clear that Michelle is looking around for someone to hand the gift off to so that they can take the pictures. Barack appears to be telling her something and they’re just sorting out how to arrange things so their hands are free. Trump also walks in front of her and appears to be helping figure out what they’re going to do for the picture. Michelle has a pleasant half smile on her face and I’m sure she had said thank you to Melania right before. She looks distracted, not annoyed. And Melania doesn’t look offended. In the next two pictures we see Michelle and Melania interacting pleasantly and smiling. Maybe Michelle is a bitch, but this picture is not proof of that.
Both of these pictures were taken out of context by opposite sides of the political spectrum as a way to say “look, see?! The people who don’t agree with us are horrible in every conceivable way and don’t have even the most basic grasp of human decency!” This garbage is so easily discredited that it makes any valid argument seem like it’s part of a bunch of lies and out of context photographs to make your opponent look as bad as possible. It needs to stop.
I find that BLM sentiment to be a gross overstatement too. Racism here in America is generally more sly,and based on stereotypes (like thugs,gangsters) Where I'm from(Russia/Ukraine) Racism is much different. 50% of black people in moscow reported being physically attacked because of their race. In the early 2000s,there was vietnamese student who stabbed by a skinhead gang and all 17 members were let off by the court. People from the Caucasas are referred to as blacks & discriminated against (1)
(2) even though they have pale skin,but dark hair. Monkey insults are hurled regulary. At the Eurocup which was hosted in Ukraine, black players would be “cheered” with monkey sounds. There was even a wide group of people doing the nazi salute & holding up a swastika. Whenever Ukraine’s team lost,African fans would get beat up,which lead to people suggesting that Africans should be segrated apart from Ukranians to avoid such violence. Even if you a caramel skinned spaniard,you get called a monkey here! Things were especially bad when Obama was president-lots of obama pictured as an ape souvenirs were sold. Hate crimes are horrible here. After living in the US for a bit,I can not fathom that the racism there is as bad as it is in Russia/Ukraine. I find a lot of it to be gross exaggerations. America has it’s issues yes,but I don’t think black peoples lives are in that much of a danger as they are in Eastern Europe
My God, that’s vile! I had no idea that it was so bad over there. I knew that there was racism, because it’s everywhere, but Jesus!