It appears that Trump has angered his master – Russian President Vladimir Putin – with this kind of mockery happening on official state-run Russian media.
Russian news agency, Sputnik, has been having fun at the expense of Trump. For those unfamiliar with the news agency, Sputnik, formerly known as “The Voice of Russia,” is an arm of the Russia’s government-owned news agency Rossiya Segodnya – making it an official voice of the Kremlin.
If the agency’s recent headlines are any indication – Trump is on the outs with Russian President Vladimir Putin – or maybe it is just a show of power, or Putin having fun at Trump’s expense? There is no way of really knowing what it actually means.
Take for instance an article from last week elaborating on news that Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star was destroy – once again.
ABC News reported on the incident:
Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was destroyed early [Wednesday] morning, ABC-owned station KABC-TV reported. According to witnesses, a man removed a pickax from a guitar case about 3 a.m. local time and smashed the red marble marker bearing the president’s name on Hollywood Boulevard.
Sputnik gleefully followed up on the incident on Sunday, reporting that two individuals dressed as Russian soldiers had been seen guarding Trump’s star.
After an anti-POTUS protester reduced the Trump star to rubble using a pickaxe, two men dressed as Russian guards were spotted on the Walk of Fame protecting the remnants of the Hollywood monument.
The protectors received their fifteen minutes of fame after they were filmed sporting green knee length coats, fur-trimmed hats and holding up a Russian flag amid sweltering heat in Los Angeles.
Sputnik was kind enough to include some video footage of the spectacle:
These two guys stood guard over Trump's Walk of Fame Star and its hilarious. pic.twitter.com/mEhqRXWVVt
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) July 27, 2018
They were kind enough to provide other examples, but you should get the point by now.
Sputnik followed up by mocking Trump about a recent report out of the Colorado State Assembly House, reporting that: “Meanwhile, the Colorado state Capitol Hall was hit by an unidentified prankster, who placed a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin in a space designated for Donald Trump.”
And, true to form, they provided a photo of that embarrassing moment for Trump:
— Steve Fenberg (@SteveFenberg) July 26, 2018
Not yet finished with Trump, Sputnik went on to report that the wall space was empty due to an apparent lack of interest:
Putin’s portrait was reportedly put up on an easel underneath a wall of paintings of US Presidents, including George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and was later removed by a tour guide.
The spot, intended for Trump’s portrait, is reportedly empty because of a lack of donations made to the Colorado Citizens for Culture – the group that pays for presidential paintings.
According to local TV stations, the group had not received any donations to raise the $10,000 needed for Trump’s portrait, with its president Jay Seller saying that normally it took about four months to collect the money for the paintings of his predecessors.