Donald Trump Jr. compared his viral New York Times profile photo that immediately turned into a meme to the success of chef Nusret Gökçe -- also known as Salt Bae.
"Apparently I'm really bad at sitting?!?!" Trump Jr. posted Sunday on Instagram. "Based on the memes out there I now know what it feels like to be Salt Bae! Thanks internet... And in all honesty if a couple bad pics is all you've got I'm pretty psyched. #tryharder #saltbae #trump#haters #hatersgonnahate."
Salt Bae is the meme-alias of Gökçe, whose Instagram video sprinkling salt on a steak became a viral sensation.
Trump Jr. even tweeted about it Monday morning. "Ha, yea I feel like Salt Bae. #saltbae #maga."
Reactions to Trump Jr. comparing himself to Salt Bae, however, were mixed.
See some of the responses below.
@DonaldJTrumpJr the left is trying to stop the Trump train with their hate darts but WE THE PEOPLE have yalls backs.— mike (@persguru) March 20, 2017
@DonaldJTrumpJr liberals tears are extra salty— Tyler Wallace (@teewallace) March 20, 2017
@DonaldJTrumpJr meanwhile we sit at home barely able to pay our bils on,a mere 656.00 a month must be nice to have a silver spoon always— ky girl lisa mcguire (@lisagillespie19) March 20, 2017