Last week when media outlets agreed to attend an off-the-record meeting with the President-elect Trump, they were none to happy to be the focus of Trump’s fury as he tore down each outlet for what he considered to be unfair coverage during the election.

Though we heard about that, what we did not hear about until now was that one particular area of criticism Trump ranted about was what he saw as unfair representation of his physical appearance.

Trump focused on NBC in particular when he said that he was very unhappy with the way he was represented in photos chosen to accompany stories about the man. In particular, Trump said that he hated photos of his double chin and flabby figure slapped across the front page.

Why he focused his ire on NBC is a mystery as you can see his double chin in most photos printed by most outlets – even his beloved Breitbart.

But the President-elect doesn’t get to choose how he is represented in the media, and if he’s unhappy about his double chin being caught in a photo flash, he could always stop scarfing McDonalds and actually take care of his health.

This is yet another sad example of Trump’s vanity and thin-skinned nature taking over his brain, preventing him from even pretending to give a damn about the real responsibilities he is soon to face.

This being the internet, those gleeful online social media posters are only too happy to continue sharing the less-than-pleasant pics of Trump, if only to make it clear to the president-elect: we don’t take orders from you – you belong to us now.

So please, don’t share photos of Trump looking like a big orange balloon. He really doesn’t like it.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at