According to a new profile, Donald Trump, Jr. is actually quite at home in nature — but one wouldn’t know it from an awkward photo of him perched on a tree stump in the woods.
The image, which was published by the New York Times this weekend, has earned a relentless stream of mockery from Twitter users.
The critics have posted a joke after joke about how the 39-year-old looks out of place in his flannel shirt and uncomfortable in the odd sitting position.
The start: Donald Trump, Jr. posed for an outdoorsy photo for a New York Times profile
Weird: Many pointed out that he seemed to be sitting in an awkward position
Funny: Memes popped up mocking the photo, how Don Jr. was dressed, and how he was sitting
In fact, according to the Times, Don Jr. is actually a ‘skilled outdoorsman’ who owns a a Benelli Super Black Eagle II for hunting waterfowl.
But it would be hard to guess that from the Times’ photo, which Twitter users have pounced on.
‘How is he so bad at sitting?’ asked writer Jordan Freiman, who added several other photos of Don Jr. looking unnatural in chairs.
Another edited Don Jr. on the stump into the oval office, placed nearby Kellyanne Conway as she infamously made herself comfortable on the couch. The caption reads: ‘Donald Trump Jr. in the Oval Office. “Father, I have logged on. Father?”‘
Mean: Some compared him to the boy who cuts down The Giving Tree after taking everything from in the beloved Shel Silverstein book
Others joked that the picture looked like one from Putin’s macho collection
Goes great with Complicit: Others said it looks like a cologne ad
Several cast Don Jr. as the little boy who grew up to cut down the Giving Tree in the beloved book by Shel Silverstein, while others compared him to a scarecrow.
‘When the screams of the elephant babies you orphaned drown out your fantasy of eating a steak in front of a homeless veteran,’ wrote comedian Rob Delaney.
Others joked that the photo looked like it was pulled from a Sears or Eddie Bauer catalog, while others cast the subject in his own cologne ad, with fragrance names like Entitlement.
Finally, more than a few pointed out that Don Jr. is supposed to come off as outdoorsy in the image, but is clearly wearing an scuffed, new pair of shoes, likely bought for the shoot.
New shoes: Though he was meant to look tough and outdoorsy, many noticed that his shoes appeared to be unworn
Servants: others assumed he must have been carried into the woods to avoid scuffing his shoes
Almost human: Many made remarks commenting on how unnatural he looked
‘[The feeling when] you want to look rugged af but your footwear literally just came out of the box,’ wrote one, while another added: ‘[The feeling when] your assistant picked you up and carried you to a stump in the woods so as to not scuff your boots.’
Unlike his father, who lashes out at anyone who criticizes or makes fun of him, Don Jr. appears to have a sense of humor about becoming a meme, and took to his own Instagram page to repost his ‘awkward sitting’ photos.
‘Apparently I’m really bad at sitting?!?! Based on the memes out there I now know what it feels like to be Salt Bae!’ he wrote. ‘Thanks internet… And in all honesty if a couple bad pics is all you’ve got I’m pretty psyched.’
He did, however, challenge is ‘haters’ to ‘try harder’.