It has been nearly 100 days since Donald Trump took office in January. He spent a lot of time in Florida during those days. He signed a lot of things during those days. He inspired a lot of memes during those days. One of the best — or, at least, most entertaining — records of President Trump’s first 100 days in office comes not from major news outlets or print media, but rather from the Instagram account of one Pete Souza, the official photographer for the Obama-era White House. For every step and misstep Trump takes, Souza is there with a blistering photo and caption comparing the present administration to its predecessor. Back in February, we called Souza’s Instagram game a “masterclass in shade.” He hasn’t let up since. Consider today’s installment a sort of Shade 201. Subtlety is not on the syllabus.
On the White House’s decision to keep visitor logs a secret.
On Trump inviting Sarah Palin (along with Ted Nugent and Kid Rock) to the White House, only to have them pose smugly in front of a portrait of former Secretary of State Clinton.
On Trump’s absence from the White House Passover Seder.
On Trump turning down the opportunity to throw the first pitch on opening day for the Washington Nationals.
On climate change.
On Trump’s tweets.
On Trump’s refusal to shake German chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand.
On health care.
A reminder: Souza was with the Obama administration for eight years. That’s a lot of photos. Stay tuned.