US President Donald Trump holds up the bill after signing the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, on June 23, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC.
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By Raisa Bruner
August 11, 2017

If you’re a politician, be careful about holding up signs. The internet has a habit of changing what they say.

Politicians have long used signs to support their press conferences, TV appearances, or photo ops has spilled over into an internet free-for-all over the years. Everyone from Speaker Paul Ryan to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to Senator Bernie Sanders — and, of course, President Donald Trump himself — has used these simple but effective visual aids.

But once the internet gets a hold of those images, well, things get a little hairy, with people using Photoshop to add new words and images to the canvas beside the politician.

Here, we’ve rounded up the best and most memorable of the signs — and their ensuing meme-ified versions.

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