Twitter Can't Get Enough Of This Photo Of Trump Overfeeding Koi

Photo of Donald Trump dumping fish food into koi pond during Japan visit draws Obama comparisons

Twitter can't get enough of this photo of Trump overfeeding koi
> BY >Caitlyn Hitt NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, November 6, 2017, 4:57 AM > Perhaps there’s a good reason President Trump doesn’t have a White House pet.

The former New York City real estate tycoon got a little heavy handed while feeding koi with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


President Trump was criticized on Twitter for throwing an entire box of fish food into a koi pond during his visit to Japan.

(Toru Hanoi/AP)

Photos began circulating on social media of the President dumping an entire box of fish food into the koi pond at the Alaskan Palace, where Trump and Abe were dining, according to CNN.

KellyAnne: No Donald Trump didn't pour out all the koi food when he was told to sprinkle it 1-by-1. There was a gust of wind from Hillary

— teresa lo (@teresalo_tweets) November 6, 2017

Abe: These are for feeding koi. Just drop a few in and...

Trump: I've got a 1:30 tee time, so...#MondayMotivation

— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 6, 2017

Many drew comparisons to Barack Obama, who viewed the same koi pond and carefully tossed pieces of fish food into the water during his presidency.

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TRUMP: So Obama just gave them a few flakes?

ABE: Yes. These ceremonial Koi are very sensitive to foo—

— TrivWorks (@TrivWorks) November 6, 2017

Obama did it better, as usual.

— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) November 6, 2017

PM Abe was supposed to feed the koi by the spoonful with Trump but quickly got impatient and dumped the whole box of food into the pond.

— Baghdad Ted (@BaghdadTed) November 6, 2017

Trump began feeding the fish using a spoon, but gave up after throwing a spoonful or two into the water.

Not far behind Trump and Abe are a kimono-clad woman and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Both can be seen smiling as the President dumps out the contents of the small wooden box he’d been holding.

Although Trump has garnered attention for his impatient fish feeding, footage from the moment makes it clear that the President was simply doing as Abe did.

Twitter users were quick to compare photos of Trump to those of Barack Obama carrying out the same task during his presidency.

Twitter users were quick to compare photos of Trump to those of Barack Obama carrying out the same task during his presidency.

(Carlos Barria/REUTERS)

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