Barack Obama’s White House photographer Pete Souza is anything but subtle when it comes to showing his disapproval of Donald Trump’s presidency. Since the inauguration, he’s spoken out using the medium he knows best, photography, to comment on Trump’s policies and administration: he posted a picture of Obama with a young refugee in the wake of Trump’s refugee ban; he shared a photo of the moment Obamacare was passed when the Republican health care bill failed; and he even photoshopped a picture of Obama onto a microwave after Kellyanne Conway claimed the appliance could “turn into cameras.”
Today, on Trump’s 100th day in office, Souza takes his presidential trolling to the next level. The photographer has posted a string of images since yesterday, comparing Trump’s first 100 days to Obama’s.
At the time of writing, he’s already posted six photos:
Pete Souza is quick to make comparisons.
A sweet moment between Barack and his Queen on the night of inauguration
First in a series from the first 100 days of the Obama administration. Inauguration night 2009, in a freight elevator heading to one of the balls at the Convention center.
Obamas first time sitting at at the resolute desk in the Oval Office
First 100 days. This was the first time sitting at the Resolute desk, just after 9am on 1/12/2009. Family pictures would soon fill the table behind the desk.
In the caption, Souza brought up how Obama did not redecorate the Oval Office in light of the economic crisis. It's a subtle comparison to how Trump redecorated the room with bright gold curtains.
This picture also brings back the memory that because of the economic crisis, potus thought that it would be improper to redecorate the Oval Office even though Congress had appropriated the funds. Instead, he kept the Bush 43 carpeting, drapes and furniture until mid 2010," Souza wrote.
Obamas first time meeting with them Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
First 100 days. First meeting with Secretary of State. 1/12/2009. This picture also brings back the memory that because of the economic crisis, POTUS thought that it would be improper to redecorate the Oval Office even though Congress had appropriated the funds. Instead, he kept the Bush 43 carpeting, drapes and furniture until mid 2010
Obamas second swearing in at the White House
First 100 days. 1/12/2009. 7:30PM. Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office. Wait, you say. Wasn't the inauguration the day before? It was but Chief justice had made a slight error in the wording of the oath. So the White House counsel decided, for an abundance of caution, to ask Roberts to do it again at the White House the next day. Although it has sometimes incorrectly been reported that there was no press present for this, a small press pool( including Time photographer Callie Shell) did witness the second swearing -in the Map Room.POTUS even joked to the pool afterwards, "The bad news for the pool is there's 12 more balls."
Obama meeting with then House minority leader John Boehner
First 100 days. One criticism of POTUS was that he never met with or socialized with members of Congress. Here, during his first week on the job, he talks with House Monority leader John Boehner during an evening reception.
Obama with then-senate minority leader Mitch McConnell
First 100 days. With Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the first Alfalfa Club Dinner in January 2009.