President Donald Trump accidentally spoke with a fake satirical presidential seal behind him, and an aide responsible for the mistake is looking for a new job over it.
The faux pas occurred during a speech that the president gave in front of the Teen Student Action Summit for the Turning Point USA organization in Washington, D.C.
The seal appeared to be a presidential seal, but it was edited with bizarre elements including a double-headed eagle, which may have been an allusion to Russia, golf clubs, and a sickle. Above the eagle, instead of the customary "E Pluribus Unum" motto, it read "45 is a puppet" in Spanish.
Chuck Todd mocked the event on MSNBC's "Meet the Press":
WATCH: Presidential seal mix up has us scratching our beards… #MTPDaily https://t.co/nSFK61gZdq— Meet the Press (@Meet the Press) 1564091924.0
A spokesperson for TPUSA said they weren't sure how the mix-up occurred.
"I can't figure out where the breakdown was — but it was a last minute throw-up, and that's all it was," the spokesperson said to the Washington Post. "I can't figure out who did it yet.
"I don't know where they got the image from," he added. "Somewhere there was a breakdown. I think it was as simple as a rushed move throwing up an image, and it was the wrong one. It was an A/V mistake ... it certainly wasn't our intention."
An audio/visual aide for TPUSA was reportedly fired over the debacle, according to Reuters.
Critics of the president made the phrase "45 is a puppet" trend nationally on Twitter over the story.
Here's a video about the unusual event:
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