Former White House photographer Pete Souza poked fun at President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries Tucker Carlson ratchets up criticism of Duckworth, calls her a 'coward' Trump on Confederate flag: 'It's freedom of speech' MORE's handwritten notes by comparing them to past notes by former President Obama.

In an Instagram post Wednesday, Souza shared two photos side-by-side, with the first showing a viral close-up image of handwritten notes Trump used while speaking to reporters about the public impeachment hearings.

“I want nothing. I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo. Tell Zellinsky [Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky] to do the right thing," the page reads in thick black marker.


The second photo in the post was a picture Souza snapped of notes Obama made while in office, showing the former president holding a yellow booklet of pages filled with nearly 40 lines of notes written in small print and what appears to be black pen ink.

In the post’s caption, Souza thanked Getty Images photographer Mark Wilson, who captured the viral image of Trump’s notes, for taking a “great storytelling image.”

“Great storytelling image by Mark Wilson of Getty Images showing comrade minus’s handwritten remarks today,” Souza wrote. “Swipe to see an almost identical image I made of President Obama a few years ago.”

Earlier this week, Souza, who has been critical of Trump, also criticized White House press secretary Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamMelania Trump's spokeswoman slams 'inappropriate and insensitive comments' about Barron Trump Melania Trump is 'behind-the-scenes' but 'unbelievably influential': book East Wing rips book saying Melania Trump renegotiated prenup before moving to White House MORE after she accused Obama officials of leaving “you will fail” notes behind in the White House for Trump aides.

Souza shared a photo of Obama leaving a note in the Oval Office for Trump and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook- Schools weigh reopening options Melania Trump confidant plans tell-all book The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Miami pauses reopenings as COVID-19 infections rise, schools nationally plot return MORE, which read: “Michelle [Obama] and I wish you and Melania the very best as you embark on this great adventure, and know that we stand ready to help in any ways we can. Good luck and Godspeed...” 

Grisham's accusations about notes allegedly left by Obama staffers was also denied by a number of Obama aides earlier this week, including former national security adviser Susan Rice, who tweeted: "This is another bald faced lie.”