Donald Trump sent Twitter into overdrive after he posted a bizarre picture of his head superimposed on to Rocky Balboa’s shirtless body.
The photo had the president’s head superimposed on the buff body of the fictional prize fighter.
Trump didn’t include words but the picture spoke for itself and was an apparent follow up to comments the president made at a campaign rally in nearby Sunrise, Florida, Tuesday night.
The reaction it provoked on Wednesday was nonetheless hilarious, with thousands of Twitter users posting a series of memes and witty comments which had to be seen to be believed.
Donald Trump sent Twitter into overdrive after he posted a bizarre picture of his head superimposed on to Rocky Balboa’s shirtless body
Trump didn’t include words but the picture spoke for itself and was an apparent follow up to comments the president made at a campaign rally in nearby Sunrise, Florida, Tuesday night
The Rocky III poster tweet came as the commander-in-chief is playing golf at his Florida Club while on Thanksgiving vacation at Mar-a-Lago.
Trump has previously retweeted parody photos and memes which are usually generated by his supporters.
One Twitter user humorously wrote: ‘This is all wrong. Rocky defeated Russia, while Trump continues to hand them victories.’
The tweet received more than 260,000 likes and 79,000 retweets within an hour of being put up.
Other people were more forgiving of the President with one writing: ‘Our President has the best sense of humor. you ARE a Champion in every way.’
Another one claimed: ‘Trump ready to fight for Thanksgiving just like he fought for Christmas.’
Media professionals and politicians were also confused over the tweet, which did not come with a caption or explanation.
Thousands of Twitter users responded to the President’s tweet by posting a series of memes and witty comments mocking expectations versus reality
‘Now we know what they did to him at that mysterious doctor’s visit?,’ NBC News anchor Andrea Mitchell tweeted.
Another user named @paulmv claimed: ‘It’s fun to imagine how many heads would explode if Obama ever posted something like this.’
‘There goes the President, posting shirtless fanfic of himself again,’ tweeted former Obama aide Jon Favreau.
Actor Morgan Freeman also responded to the President’s tweet with the simple caption: ‘America is a Joke.’
The tweet came a day after Robert Redford published an op-ed lambasting the president, claiming ‘it’s time for Trump to go’ following two weeks of public testimony in the impeachment inquiry.
Trump apparently got the image of himself as Rocky from a t-shirt produced by American AF, a company that advertises itself as veteran-owned with a goal of producing ‘the most AMERICAN collection of clothing the world has ever seen.’
Trump apparently got the image of himself as Rocky from a t-shirt produced by American AF, a company that advertises itself as veteran-owned. The memes and responses to the tweets came in thick and fast on Wednesday
His tweet also prompted several Twitter users to create memes mocking expectations versus reality.
But his son Donald Trump Jr. defended his father, writing on Twitter on the image: ‘I’ve heard from reliable sources that it’s not doctored.’
Stallone, meanwhile, has supported and donated to Republican candidates but has repeatedly declined to a call himself a member of the GOP, although he did admit one of his most famous characters is a Republican.
‘I’m not a political animal,’ the actor told Variety in July.But he did concede some of his movies have political messages.
‘I didn’t know what a Republican was until I did Rambo and did, “Oh, I’m a Republican.” I swear to you,’ he added.
‘When Reagan came out and went ‘Rambo is a Republican’ because, you know, Rambo is a flag waver, I just thought he was a very patriotic person I wasn’t making a political statement.’
And, in Rocky IV, the title character famously goes to the then Soviet Union to beat Russian fighter Ivan Drago.
Stallone said he didn’t vote for anyone in the 2016 election because ‘I didn’t like anyone.’