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The White House press team might want to ask for a mulligan on this one.

One day into the U.S. government’s first shutdown since 2013, the White House sent out a press blast featuring photos of Donald Trump at work. The message was simple: Look at our president working so hard to end this shutdown.

It was a fine idea with only one problem. There’s a photo of Trump sitting at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office where it doesn’t actually look like he’s working. The desk is barren, save for a coaster, a sharpie, and a phone. And Trump, who is ostensibly using the phone in the photo, really doesn’t look all that engaged. Read more…

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