On Wednesday, President Trump caused mass media confusion after tweeting a “doctored” photo of his head on the body of Rocky Balboa — the boxer played by Sylvester Stallone in a series of eight movies from the 80s until present.
Trump tweeted the photo with no caption and sent the media into a craze as they indirectly asked for the public’s help to figure out the meaning behind it, if any.
The Washington Post said in a post on Twitter: “Trump tweets doctored photo of his head on Sylvester Stallone’s body, unclear why.”
Meanwhile, CNN’s Brian Stelter retweeted WaPo’s post with the caption, “unclear why.”
The Guardian tweeted an article that was titled, “Trump posted a picture of himself as Rocky. No one knows what to make of it.”
While the rest of socal media was sent into a frenzy over President Trump’s Rocky photo, Mark Dice came forward and resolved all of the confusion with an explanation that makes perfect sense. See Below
“Dear morons, it might have something to do with the fact that Rocky IV came out on this day in 1985,” Dice said in a reply to WaPo’s article.
“And president Trump stands victorious after all of your fake news smears against him,” he added. “PS. The Left can’t meme.” See Below
Dear morons, it might have something to do with the fact that Rocky IV came out on this day in 1985.
And president Trump stands victorious after all of your fake news smears against him.
PS. The Left can’t meme. https://t.co/61Qgk2jOPt
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) November 27, 2019
As per Wikipedia:
“Rocky IV opened Wednesday, November 27 and over the 5-day Thanksgiving weekend, it grossed a record $31,770,105. It grossed a total of $127.8 million in United States and Canada, and $300 million worldwide, the most of any Rocky film. It was the highest-grossing sports film of all time, until The Blind Side (2009), which grossed $309 million (without accounting for inflation).” Continued Below
Eric Trump provided more simple explanation for his father’s tweet, when he said: “1) it’s absolutely hilarious and 2) he knows it will drive fake news outlets like you totally nuts… #ItWorked #Triggered”
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) November 27, 2019
There you have it, folks…mystery solved! Another successful PR stunt by the President!
In ending, here is President Trump’s behind the media’s mass confusion: