Vice President Mike Pence and Barron Trump, the 10-year-old son of President Donald Trump, have been featured in a new series of Internet memes from an adventure cartoon titled “Johnny Quest.”
Since the presidential campaign Vice President Pence has been compared to a white-haired Race Bannon from the 1960s Hanna-Barbera cartoon. According to Heavy.com, the memes have increased significantly in popularity on social media like Twitter and Reddit since young Barron has been cast as “Johnny Quest”.
The series of exaggerated cartoons that will undoubtedly cause some people to cry foul. Vice President Pence and Barron are depicted as a dynamic duo that teams up to fight against illegal aliens as well as refugees, Native American Indians and others.
In one of the memes, Pence and Barron go toe-to-toe with the “illegal aliens” which have been characterized as reptilian creatures of sorts from outer space.
In yet another meme the duo is seen taking shelter behind a boulder. Vice President Pence is holding a gun and poised ready to fire at the heathenish looking opposing force in the controversial batter for the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Another meme describes the pair as returning a refugee to Syria, with different versions describing as fighting refugees or claiming the ‘enemy’ as someone who is homosexual.
In the original “Johnny Quest” series, Bannon is a special agent and bodyguard who is employed by Intelligence One, a secret government organization while also serving as a mentor to young Johnny. Bannon is responsible for the safety of Johnny and his father, Benton C. Quest, as they embark on a series of adventures throughout the world.
Since President Trump’s inauguration, young Barron has long been the center of unwanted attention. There has been much speculation concerning his personal life as well as him being mocked by members of Hollywood. The New York Times reported that Katie Rich, a “Saturday Night Live” writer, posted a joke on Twitter that mocked the state of Barron’s mental health.
The White House wasted no time in releasing a statement on the matter:
“It is a longstanding tradition that the children of Presidents are afforded the opportunity to grow up outside of the political spotlight.
The White House fully expects this tradition to continue. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.”
Barron also got support from an unlikely source when Chelsea Clinton came to his defense.
“Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does — to be a kid,” the former first daughter wrote in a January Facebook post that received more than 141,000 reactions. “Standing up for every kid also means opposing [the president’s] policies that hurt kids.”