Talk about awkward. Former President Donald Trump got ridiculed on Monday for hiding his beloved Diet Coke bottle in a photo op just days after he called for a boycott of Coca-Cola over Georgia voting rights.
Stephen Miller, Trump’s former senior White House adviser, posted the photo of Trump sitting at his desk at Mar-a-Lago with the Coke bottle hiding behind the phone.
“Just has a terrific meeting with President Trump!” tweeted Miller.
Just had a terrific meeting with President Trump! pic.twitter.com/jGyAnURAky
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) April 5, 2021
Twitter being Twitter, numerous people zoomed and identified the glass Diet Coke bottle, which the former ex-president is notorious for having an obsession about, so much so that he even had a Diet Coke call button in the oval office during his tenure.
“He’s hiding his Diet Coke bottle behind the phone a day after telling everyone to boycott Coca-Cola!” tweeted Josh Billinson.
“Trump called for a ban on Coke 3 days ago. How is that going?” tweeted Don Moynihan.
Trump called for a ban on Coke 3 days ago.
How is that going? pic.twitter.com/R0Ut4R77SL
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) April 5, 2021
Here are some other tweets:
Trump calls to boycott coco cola company but Diet Coke for him is okay pic.twitter.com/zwpajA5RbE
— Uttam Shrestha (@RealUMShrestha) April 6, 2021
— 🌊🌊 🇺🇲 Jillianna Banana 🇺🇲 🌊🌊 (@jilliette17) April 6, 2021
“Quick, dummy — hide the Coke bottle!” pic.twitter.com/8gYCJfeGdK
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) April 5, 2021
Still laughing from Trump boycotting and then hiding a Coke bottle behind his phone. I'm surprised Johnny Damon wasn't visible under Trump's desk with a Delta flight parked outside the window too.
— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) April 5, 2021
Georgia Gov. Kemp signed a voting rights bill into law last month that dramatically restricts early voting access and mail-in voting, which became a partisan touchpoint from Republicans who tried to get Donald Trump’s loss to Joe Biden overturned. Additionally, the bill makes it a crime to give people waiting in line food and water.
The bill was passed through the GOP-controlled state legislature and comes after Biden became the first Democrat to win the state since 1992. That was followed up by a Democrat sweep in dual Senate runoff elections in early January, which gave control of the Senate to the Democrats.