Trump Pranked With Hidden Message Projected Behind Him
Clapping, cheering, randomly point at people in the crowd. Donald Trump was on stage, acting in a familiar way.
He was in Washington DC on Tuesday to attend a rally for the right-leaning student group Turning Point USA when he took the stage to make an address.
The presidential seal and the words 'President Donald J. Trump' were projected behind him as he walked towards the podium.
Well, at least it appeared to be the presidential seal.
It seems not many people noticed the apparent prank during the rally, but some political analysts noticed some of the features of the seal had been substituted for less traditional alternatives.
In fact, it seems the prank was so well executed, it only came to public attention after The Washington Post ran a story on the prank on Thursday.
When looking closely, it appears the eagle at the centre of the seal had been changed to the Russian-style double-headed eagle.
The eagle had also been manipulated so it was clutching a number of golf clubs rather than arrows. The eagle on the left side was holding a bunch of dollar-bills, not the traditional olive branch.
These changes are said to reflect Trump's connections with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. The golf clubs and money symbolise his obsession with each respectively.
But it doesn't stop there.
Instead of the traditional Latin motto “Epluribus unum,” which means “out of many, one”, a Spanish alternative reading “45 es un titere" was present. The words translate to “45 is a puppet.”
Trump is the 45th president of the U.S.
It seems Trump didn't notice the changes in the seal as he spoke to the crowd of students.
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Since the well-executed joke was detected, neither the White House nor Trump himself have officially commented.
It's also unclear who is behind the prank.
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