If you haven't seen them yet, there are some great Donald Trump Jr. memes filling Twitter right now. This is thanks to a recent New York Times profile of the First Kid that that many readers saw as a puff piece. Proclaiming him a "different kind of Trump," the article highlighted the relatively insignificant ways in which Trump Jr.'s path in life has differed from that of his siblings. For instance, he used to go fishing as a child! To illustrate this, the Times used a picture of him sitting on a tree stump in the woods. Hence, the memes.
"Donald Trump Jr. is the Trump who has not always seemed at ease with being a Trump," the article begins. Among the ways Trump Jr. differs from his siblings: He worked as a bartender for a bit before joining the Trump Organization, was once arrested for public intoxication, and "connects with heartland voters." One associate described Trump Jr. as "the more chill version of any of the [Trump] kids."
And how chill is he, you ask? Chill enough that he goes to the woods, sits on a tree stump and stares pensively into the distance when he needs to unwind. Needless to say, this picture was ripe for meme-age, and the good folks of Twitter quickly obliged.
A Good Find
Found a few hidden gems at the record store today pic.twitter.com/mR7WUKLaeJ— number two tricky (@corypalmer) March 18, 2017
I almost want to listen to this (non-existent) record now. Almost.
Maintain An Equilibrium
Hillary Clinton: I'm ready to come out of the woods— Alex Zalben (@azalben) March 19, 2017
Donald Trump, Jr: I will take your place, as there must always be a balance pic.twitter.com/UCOrqDE0Ns
Clinton in exchange for Trump Jr.? I'd take that deal.
We All Have Our Battles
It's true: Trump Jr. just isn't a good sitter.
Take Your Son To Work Day
The perspectives on this Photoshop are a bit off, which is part of what makes it so great.
Nice Shoes You've Got There
TFW you want to look rugged af but your footwear literally just came out of the box pic.twitter.com/1vVCFu7UHx— JC in Calgary (@JC_in_Calgary) March 18, 2017
Those are some mighty clean shoes for someone who ostensibly hangs out in the woods.
A Child's Classic Reinvented
This live action version of "The Giving Tree" looks horrible. pic.twitter.com/5r4sAUSzjD— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) March 18, 2017
I'd hate-watch this.
If the movies Wall Street and Fargo had a baby pic.twitter.com/KYxGRDcyPU— Desi (@DesiJed) March 18, 2017
Donald Trump Jr. in the Oval Office. "Father, I have logged on. Father?" pic.twitter.com/CjRqxbh6oQ— Stephen Carroll (@StephenTweeted) March 18, 2017
There's a lot going on here, most of it bad.
From Foe To Friend
This is the only time I've found myself rooting for The Blair Witch. pic.twitter.com/kMCGdcEsdQ— Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) March 18, 2017
For all of its flaws, the Blair Witch didn't campaign for Trump.
Donald Trump Jr. looks like a scarecrow that a bank leaves on a foreclosed farm. pic.twitter.com/1Udvbc02dQ— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) March 18, 2017
Good luck looking at Trump Jr. again without thinking of a scarecrow.
The Woods Is His Muse
"I like to come out here to be alone and write my 'Two and a Half Men' fan fiction." pic.twitter.com/XE1VKHw3SW— Jeffrey Vagle (@jvagle) March 18, 2017
I'd read it.
What About Men's History Month?
When you're sad about men's rights pic.twitter.com/u7MJqD7vEo— Max Weiss (@maxthegirl) March 18, 2017
Shed a tear for the plight of the white man.
Just An Average Hiker, Hiking In The Woods
ah yes. heading out to the woods to do some reflection on my life. let me grab my pomade pic.twitter.com/Jx3RZdIevZ— terminal scout (@daleweisinger) March 18, 2017
Fun fact: Your hair doesn't look like that if you've been in the woods for more than 15 minutes.
What Could Have Been
"I DON'T CARE that Eddie Bauer didn't want me to model for their Fall Catalogue." pic.twitter.com/oU2mllYrXU— Heather Dockray (@Wear_a_helmet) March 18, 2017
He didn't want it, anyway!
A Little Help
Tfw your assistant picked you up and carried you to a stump in the woods so as to not scuff your boots. pic.twitter.com/FcUHubW0Lc— Scott Tobias (@scott_tobias) March 18, 2017
That's an unpleasant visual, so let's just move on.
But I Wanna Be A Rockstar
TFW you modeled an indie rock album cover photo shoot, but don't know how to play any musical instruments pic.twitter.com/mZYedQD5v1— Michael Dinerstein (@loudin) March 18, 2017
His face screams "if only I had a guitar."
Simple, but perfect.
Paul Bunyon v Donald Trump, Jr.: Who Wore It Best? pic.twitter.com/TJd2G4pQk0— katie rosman (@katierosman) March 18, 2017
The answer is Paul Bunyan.
Late To The Game
tfw you finally discover nirvana only to realize kurt cobain is dead. pic.twitter.com/wWmMbPxql5— Brandon Stosuy (@brandonstosuy) March 18, 2017
"But this album is so good!"
“Slenderman told me that if I killed all the animals then I could go be his servant and live with him in his mansion in the woods” pic.twitter.com/53FEuDHnWN— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) March 18, 2017
Alternatively, Trump Jr. would make for a pretty good Slenderman himself.
tfw One Direction doesn't want to meet you after the gig pic.twitter.com/2O6bfLBC8G— Shawn Cooke (@shawntcooke) March 18, 2017
But they said they'd be here!
Local Man Once Shook Hands With Eddie Vedder pic.twitter.com/HW1s6DOVWY— Brandon Stosuy (@brandonstosuy) March 18, 2017
And he won't let you forget it.
TFW the rest of the Scouts pack everything up while you're sleeping and leave camp without you. pic.twitter.com/AGnDQwafo5— Andy Cole (@AndyCole84) March 18, 2017
"Come on, this isn't funny."
Variations On A Theme
"The Taking Tree" by Donald Trump Jr. pic.twitter.com/dPH4t9PxIS— Lindsay Goldwert (@lindsaygoldwert) March 18, 2017
To any satirists out there, please write this book.
Sad In Plaid
The Many Plaids of Donald Trump, Jr— Rick G. Rosner (@dumbassgenius) March 18, 2017
That is quite a bit of plaid.
Is That Steve Bannon?
Trump Jr. would definitely be one of the first to go in a Trump-themed horror film.
And What It All Comes Down To
The Trump administration may be terrible (and by "may be," I mean "is"), but at least we're getting some quality memes out of it.