The Daily Mail has published what they say is a leaked photo that appears to show President Joe Biden‘s son lying on the bed with the women sitting on him, and a small white dog lying on the bed, too.
But it is the Squirtle plushie sitting in the background that has caught the attention of Twitter users, who are now joking about the Pokémon character and what he has seen.
Pokemon fans have expressed the horror at discovering why Squirtle is gaining attention on Twitter. Chris Hernandez said: “Me seeing Squirtle trending: Oh that’s cool. Me seeing why Squirtle is trending:”
Twitter user @NellieSoul said: “Me after finding out why Squirtle is trending rn” and attached the blinking white guy meme.
Others are imagining how Squirtle would have reacted to the scene, like Twitter user @meatloafy who said: “Squirtle telling his homies what he just watched.”
However, @TrashPandaRabie had another idea and said: “Guys, I own that exact same Squirtle plush……I had to comfort him after seeing why he was trending.”
@ChikoritaCheez wants to redeem Squirtle’s image and said: “I’m just gonna ignore why Squirtle is trending and bless your timeline with these pure images.”
The photo of Squirtle is part of a wider leak of photos and messages allegedly retrieved from Biden’s abandoned laptop and shared by the Daily Mail.
According to the Daily Mail, it was able to access a cache of 103,000 text messages, 154,000 emails, and more than 2,000 photos from a laptop that it claims forensic experts Maryman & Associates say belonged to Biden.
The paper reported that Biden had left his laptop at a computer repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware, in April 2019, but never returned to collect it.
In October 2020, The New York Post reported that they had accessed emails and images from Biden’s laptop. This article claimed that the emails showed that Hunter Biden had received an email from a Ukrainian business associate thanking him for arranging a meeting with his father, Joe Biden.
In an interview with CBS News on Monday, Hunter Biden, who is promoting his new memoir, Beautiful Things, was asked whether the laptop was actually his. Biden said: “The serious answer is that I truly do not know the answer to that.
“But whether or not somebody has my laptop, whether or not it was a—I was hacked, whether or not there exists a laptop at all, I truly don’t know.”