Granny trolls Donald Trump brilliantly with an inauguration present
So the day has arrived: over in Washington D.C, Donald Trump is going to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America.
He may not be everyone's favourite choice, he's not even America's (he lost the popular vote), but he will be the most powerful man in the free world. But that hasn't stopped him from becoming the most trolled man in the history of the internet.
Now, it was the turn of 79-year Elsie Hay Cook, a grandmother and keen knitter from Houston, Texas.
She is a firm supporter of the Obama's and voted for Hillary in the latest election, as is evident from her facebook page:
Elsie has knitted many items of clothing, for friends, family and even dogs. But she felt she wanted to knit a present for the new President, which she posted on a knitting group she is a member of called 'Addicted to Knitting.......'. Here is what she posted:
Trump has been notoriously trolled over the size of his hands, apparently being very small. He has spoken on the matter in many rallies and press conferences.
It all started back during the Republican nominee race when candidate Marco Rubio said this:
"He (Trump) is taller than me, he's like 6' 2", which is why I don't understand why his hands are the size of someone who is 5' 2"," Rubio joked. "Have you seen his hands? And you know what they say about men with small hands -- "
But also, back in 1988, Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair at the time, described Trump as "a short-fingered vulgarian" in Spy Magazine. This did not sit well with the Donald, and it still doesn't.
Back in November 2015, Carter wrote:
"Like so many bullies, Trump has skin of gossamer
"To this day, I receive the occasional envelope from Trump. There is always a photo of him—generally a tear sheet from a magazine. On all of them he has circled his hand in gold Sharpie in a valiant effort to highlight the length of his fingers," Carter wrote. "I almost feel sorry for the poor fellow because, to me, the fingers still look abnormally stubby.
"The most recent offering arrived earlier this year, before his decision to go after the Republican presidential nomination," Carter continued. "Like the other packages, this one included a circled hand and the words, also written in gold Sharpie: 'See, not so short!' I sent the picture back by return mail with a note attached, saying, 'Actually, quite short.'"
Elsie has gained quite a following since posting the picture up, with some declaring their love for her and generally calling her a hero:
fuck him up elsie pic.twitter.com/wx6Qdxdad1— f🌙 (@francesca_crit) January 15, 2017
God bless you, Elsie. The American people love you.