Twitter Goes Wild Over Viral Eisenhower Photo

Tuesday June 14, 2022

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower  (Source:Twitter)

Twitter had some fun this week (at Dwight D. Eisenhower's expense) after a photo of the ex-president posing on a bench went viral.

On the Twitter account, "Presidents and vice presidents doing normal shit" (@NormalPresident), a photo posted this week shows the 34th President (who led the country from 1953-1961) in a pose that briefly sent Twitter into a frenzy.

On Twitter, user @sailormomoland posted a hilarious edit that shows Eisenhower on the set of the "Yummy Yummy Love" music video by K-pop group Momoland with Natti Natasha.

On a more serious note, Eisenhower approved one of the more repressive edicts against the LGBTQ+ community in the 1950s when he signed Executive Order 10450.

"Under President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Executive Order 10450, the investigation, interrogation and systematic removal of gay men and lesbians from the federal government became policy," Time Magazine wrote in 2020. "Known as the 'Lavender Scare,' the policy was based on the unfounded fear that gay men and lesbians 'posed a threat to national security because they were vulnerable to blackmail and were considered to have weak moral characters,' says historian David K. Johnson. According to him, this aspect of American history has largely been overlooked."

Perhaps for that very reason, Twitter responded with much snark to the Eisenhower pic: