Obama administration photographer and expert shade-thrower Pete Souza is back and he’s got his sights set on Russian president Vladimir Putin, a day ahead of the much-anticipated meeting between Trump and Putin.
It’s not just a throwback photo of Putin that makes this one so 🔥🔥🔥. It’s those extra lyrics (from The Who) that Souza throws in for good measure.
It’s a brave move by Souza, who seems to be almost openly daring Russia to now hack his Instagram account.
The timing of Souza’s post is, clearly, on purpose as we barrel towards the first meeting between Trump and Putin since Trump’s electoral victory that everyone except Trump and Putin accept as having been affected by Russia.
Adding an extra layer: that Washington Post deep dive that revealed how much then-president Obama knew about Russian actions involving the 2016 elections.
The story prompted a new round of tweet criticisms from Trump even as he still refuses to answer questions put to him about Russian involvement in the election. Oh, and that too prompted a response from Souza.
So here’s to the anticipation of both that Trump-Putin handshake and Souza’s own take.