By Liza Corsillo for GQ.
Donald Trump likes to wear his ties long and wide, with a bit of scotch tape to hold them in place (as all multi-millionaires do). The habit is just one of his many sartorial failings, but the most prominent. In fact just months into his presidency his bad taste in ties has become something of a global joke — and by global we mean Twitter. Enter the most recent gem of the Internet: @TrumpsTies
The artist behind @TrumpsTies digitally alters real photos of Donald Trump, doubling or tripling the length of his ties. There's the time Melania was made to use Trump's royal blue tie like a slack leash.
In the altered version of Trump's meeting with Kanye West, the rapper is stepping on his tie on the lobby floor of Trump Tower. The effect is political satire at its best: lewd, goofy, and a little frightening. Each tie creates a visual thread (literally), adding new meaning to facial expressions, lampooning the Donald, and providing a comedic outlet for our collective Trumpian anxiety. What's most surreal about the altered photos, however, isn't Trump's photoshopped ties. It's recalling these moments as they actually occurred. As GQ Staff Writer Caity Weaver suggests "It’s even funnier knowing that Trudeau was actually making that face at Trump’s bare hand."
If the size of his hands is a point of contention for Trump, then this metaphor for his sloppy use of dick slinging — presented via Twitter, his social media outlet of choice — will definitely grab his attention, or maybe he’ll just take the whole added length thing as a compliment. Here are a few more of our favorites.
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