Trump’s Childlike Ways

Putin at the Resolute Desk

If you’ve ever seen photographs of the Oval Office during President Kennedy’s tenure, you probably saw the iconic pictures of his children playing under his desk. Called the Resolute desk, it’s currently being used by President Trump in the Oval Office.

It was reported in the news recently that the FBI opened inquiry into whether Trump was secretly working for the Russians. So I mentally cast around for imagery that might express what might be going on.

I thought of the Resolute Desk. At first, I envisioned Putin sitting under the desk, as President Kennedy’s children used to. But I then realized that it should be the other way around.

Who is the child in this relationship, anyway?

Visual journalist/writer for New Yorker, New York Times, CBS News, CNN. TED, SXSW speaker. Looking to change world w humor.

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