Donald Trump's empty chair stunt backfires hilariously

President Donald Trump’s odd photo op on Tuesday with a pair of empty chairs has quickly turned into a new meme... and probably not the one he was hoping for.

The chairs were supposedly reserved for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who bailed on a meeting after the president tweeted “I don’t see a deal” with the pair. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) were both at the meeting, but cast off to the sides as Trump sat flanked by the empty seats. 

Trump was hoping the seats would show that the two Democrats are, as he said, “all talk and no action.” 

Instead, the image of a lonely looking president sitting between two empty chairs quickly went viral: 

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U.S. President Donald Trump, surrounded by empty chairs marked for U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who chose not to meet with Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), speaks with reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Twitter help! My son threw a party and no one in his class showed up. Can we send him cards or something? https://t.co/hbYyHQeXve
@desusnice @chrislhayes "I'll be your friend, donny." https://t.co/izLFMTb88Z
Oh God, Trump is going to ask the empty chairs their favorite thing about his presidency, isn’t he https://t.co/NjJDQWPTQJ
@desusnice Maybe he'll seem less lonely now. https://t.co/3u7GzEqQZR
I knew I recognized those empty seats next to Trump. https://t.co/C3Usp5kx4C https://t.co/FkcmvrxBmP
ME: I have two friends TWO FRIENDS: the new season of Stranger Things wasn't as good as the original ME: https://t.co/q98kpZsTla
@DougAndres @mviser @POTUS Who farted?
When you cyberbully your friends and pretend to be the victim when they don't show up to your party https://t.co/xeSSlfbJBP
@DougAndres @POTUS So this is what the little kids table looks like on camera.
Who wore it better? https://t.co/t3QstEytgR
@ditzkoff Where have we seen this scene before? https://t.co/oI0GM3Dy0o
The Dealmaker President https://t.co/wxMRtfdhpW
"They've been all talk and no action," Trump says of Chuck and Nancy, as he sits in meeting room with empty chairs… https://t.co/ll7WgM6497
@realDonaldTrump @SenateMajLdr @SpeakerRyan Photo op! The real realpolitik. #resistance https://t.co/VZ2JH9c4Vn
@realDonaldTrump @SenateMajLdr @SpeakerRyan #Loser https://t.co/5msMK3qPAH
@desusnice https://t.co/wcokNks7oe
What do you see when looking at this picture? I see a @POTUS who is weak, unhappy, alone and divisive. https://t.co/fI1Fe7Qy0e
Three empty chairs. https://t.co/UuJFrF7Mi6
@desusnice @chrislhayes https://t.co/gD2yltU7iB
🎶 empty chairs at empty tables, now my friends are dead and gone 🎶 https://t.co/wSWOsdd1LS
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.@realDonaldTrump now knows that his verbal abuse will no longer be tolerated. His empty chair photo opp showed he’… https://t.co/fPtHO7as8A
@tedlieu @rabiasquared @POTUS https://t.co/rHaiQuU6CQ
@twitwar2017 Empty chairs and an empty suit with an empty soul. #ImpeachTrump
@BettyBowers @KatCapps https://t.co/dVQfvybEGR
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