These two photos of Barack Obama and Donald Trump tell you all you need to know about their differences.
Now is a good time to reflect on the some of the differences between President Barack and Trump and the fact that, on his worst day, Pres. Obama outclasses Trump on his best.
Quartz published an article a few weeks ago titled: “In praise of a president who offered America eight dignified years free of sex scandals.”
The very next day, The Atlantic offered a contrasting perspective with an article titled: “The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet.”
Sadly, the subtitle says it all: “The Republican nominee faces a series of allegations of s-xual assault, an embarrassing tape in which he boasts about committing s-xual assault, a series of old comments, and a civil suit accusing him of r-pe.”
In September, a couple of photos contrasting Pres. Obama and Trump circulated on social media that perfectly represented the stark difference between the two men and showing that Pres. Obama’s class puts Trump to shame.
The first photo, taken by Loren Elliot of the Tampa Bay Times, shows Trump as he walks in the rain with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi as they arrived at a campaign rally in Tampa on August 24, 2016. However, the article is not about the campaign rally, rather it traces the controversy surrounding the timing of Trump’s $25,000 donation to Bondi’s re-election campaign that “triggered allegations that it steered Bondi’s office away from investigating Trump University.”
The second photo, by Jewel Samad for Getty Images, shows Pres. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as they arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on April 18, 2013. As The Daily Beast reported at the time, the Obamas were boarding Air Force One to head to Boston “to mourn victims of the deadly marathon attacks” that killed 3 civilians and injured an estimated 264 others three days earlier on April 15, 2013.
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— James Melville (@JamesMelville) September 19, 2016