A photo posted to satirical Twitter account is causing a huge reaction on the Internet.
The picture was posted to Twitter late Thursday evening by the parody account, @TrueWhiteHouse. It shows President Donald Trump in the Oval Office, surrounded by a dozen Republican leaders, all holding a thumbs up. The caption reads “THREE CHEERS FOR DIVERSITY!”
THREE CHEERS FOR DIVERSITY! pic.twitter.com/KxPnlNR3KK
— White House News (@truewhitehouse) February 17, 2017
Of course, there’s not much diversity in the Trump administration. Everyone in the photo is white, and there’s only one woman featured in the photo.
The Trump administration is been plagued by allegations of racism and sexism since day one. Trump’s nominations and appointments so far highlight the problem. Among Trump’s choices to fill cabinet-level positions, an overwhelming 16 of them are white men. The others include four women and one black man, according to The Washington Post:
Most of the aides Trump relies on for counsel as he moves to dramatically reshape the country are men — and nearly all of them are white.
It is a sharp change from the past eight years of the barrier-breaking Obama administration, and one that has reinforced the feeling among Trump’s critics that a narrow, anachronistic worldview is driving an agenda that they consider to be hostile to women and minorities.
Twitter users blasted Trump throughout the day on Friday over the administration’s lack of diversity.
@truewhitehouse Aside from the obvious “pale” appearance & token woman, is there anyone there under 55+ yrs of age?
— Barb S (@Barb7598) February 17, 2017
— RobB Communicipalist (@communicipalist) February 17, 2017
@truewhitehouse What diversity?
— ShereeseM, MS/MBA (@ShereesePubHlth) February 17, 2017