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Thursday, March 21, 2019


Have you ever told a parent a joke only to suffer through watching them try, and subsequently ruin it on other people? A similar situation has arisen from the bowels of the leftist meme factories (all two of them).

Ever since what little evidence of the Trump-Russia collusion was brought forth after the 2016 election, keyboard liberal warriors have asserted that Trump must be Putin’s best friend/lover. Not only has the humor of this joke run dry, it’s not even factually backed up enough to offset its unfunniness.

Before getting into the meat-and-potatoes of this meme review, it must be said that I am not a Trump supporter. Therefore, take this critique as an objective whine about cringeworthy leftists.

Let’s start at the top. The greatest perpetrators of this comedic injustice is none other than the Grift Brothers themselves—the Krassensteins.

I suppose if anyone is to be considered an expert on the relationship of the leaders, it would be the two humans who spend the most time pouncing in the comment section of President Trump’s tweets.

This meme isn’t just confined to the marketplace of internet trollery, even NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” has gotten in on the Trump-Putin jokes.

In reality, this administration has been particularly contrary to the Putin regime. In April of 2018, America sold a bevy of arms to Ukrainian fighters resisting the encroaching Russian armies. This administration also continued the proxy war in Syria against Russia throughout 2018. Only recently has a conversation begun to remove troops and equipment from the Syrian conflict.

Granted, President Trump does often hint at wanting a better relationship with Russia. These benign statements that the president makes do not, however, justify spamming my Twitter feed with gross jokes about the “intimate” relationship Trump has with Putin.

This is simply a bad meme. It is unfunny, and it isn’t even true enough to counteract its lack of humor. There are plenty of funnier memes made at the President’s expense that could be substituted for “Trump-Loves-Putin”.

A good swathe of memes originated from the Solar Eclipse of 2017 in which President Trump stared directly at something that could’ve blinded him, or if scathing is more your style, you could stick with the classic “Trump-Loves-Ivanka” memes created from his all-too-close comments about his daughter. With so much material to go on, it is unfathomable to me that “Trump-Loves-Putin” has risen to the top.

Next *claps* Meme *claps*

Tanner is a born-and-raised West Virginian. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from West Virginia University and currently works as an Actuary. His interests include politics, physical fitness, professional soccer, and corgis.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.


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About Tanner Mann

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Tanner is a born-and-raised West Virginian. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from West Virginia University and currently works as an Actuary. His interests include politics, physical fitness, professional soccer, and corgis.

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