November 27, 2019
At a time when Donald Trump is facing the sharpest scrutiny of his presidency, he would like the world to behold that "gorgeous chest" he described at a Florida rally on Tuesday.
It doesn't matter one bit if it's not his actual chest, of course.
Trump tweeted a photo Wednesday of his own face superimposed onto the body of Rocky Balboa, the fictional Philadelphia icon whose underdog lore the president would like to employ as he faces possible impeachment.
For those wondering why Trump tweeted a picture of himself as a shirtless Rocky Balboa, perhaps it has something to do with this moment from his rally last night about his Walter Reed visit:— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) November 27, 2019
"The first thing they do is take off your shirt. Show us your gorgeous chest!" pic.twitter.com/poYiYRIdsd
The image apparently comes from a poster that was made by one of the president's fans.
Although the photo Trump used is from the cover of "Rocky III," Wednesday also happens to be, coincidentally, the anniversary of the release of "Rocky IV" – the one when Rocky defeats the Russian, Ivan Drago.
On this day in 1985, Rocky Balboa shocked the world, knocking out Ivan Drago in the 15th round 🥊 pic.twitter.com/K7km5lWgWZ— ESPN (@espn) November 27, 2019
Whatever Trump's reasons for the tweet may be, he invited an avalanche of jokes at his expense.
Sure, I’ll play. You’re delusional. pic.twitter.com/BEbdbYddMM— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@HoodlumRIP) November 27, 2019
Every illustration I make eventually comes true. March 2019, and today. pic.twitter.com/f238vMUsgY— Edel Rodriguez (@edelstudio) November 27, 2019
This is blasphemy, yo.— Maximillian Potter (@maxapotter) November 27, 2019
Trump is too much of a chump-coward to so much as get out of his car in Rocky’s K&A neighborhood.
And if he did, it’s a safe bet that he’d get bum-rushed outta there in a hurry. #Philly https://t.co/Sg3QtOst9W
Philadelphia has seen plenty of Rocky appropriations over the years, but this might be the worst of the bunch. Anyone waiting for Sylvester Stallone to deliver Trump a knockout punch will be disappointed to learn he's a big fan of the president, however.