Her brown roots were visible through her corn-colored hair. Her skin was splotchy. Her lipstick stained her front teeth. She looked like she had just smelled something unpleasant. To make matters worse, she was right next to a supermodel.
And she was still more qualified to be president of the United States than the frequently bankrupt vulgarian who was making fun of her.
The image I’m describing, this being 2016, was of course circulated to millions of people by the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination.
It was a Photoshopped meme, and Donald Trump tweeted it late Wednesday to his 7 million followers.
It depicted Heidi Cruz, the wife of his central opponent, Ted Cruz, in an unflattering pose next to a glamour shot of his own (third) wife, Melania Trump, a former model and, it would seem, a talented actress.
“No need to ‘spill the beans’ the images are worth a thousand words,” the text on the photo read.