During Barack Obama’s presidency, we were greeted with many witty one-liners and dad jokes by the US president. Not to forget the innumerable jokes and memes that followed towards the end of his term about him and former vice-president Joe Biden’s ‘bromance’. Though Obama hasn’t escaped being the butt of many jokes and memes himself, they don’t hold a candle on the snark-metre when it comes to his successor. It seems the new administration has started a laughing riot on Twitter from Day 1!
The interesting thing is, not only is the US President a target on social media, but – as it seems – most of the members of his administration have given enough cause for Twitter trolls to erupt. Take the case of Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer, for instance.
It all began after Spicer – in a press conference on the first day of the Trump government – complained about the media’s “false” reporting. And if you are wondering what the wrong reporting pertains to, it’s nothing but the crowd size at Trump’s inauguration concert. Yes, as bizarre it may sound the POTUS said, “I have a running war with the media,” and all because of the number!
Spicer lashed out at media and said, “Nobody had numbers because the National Park Service does not put any out,” he insisted. But in fact, there are many reports that confirmed that the National Park Services has been barred from counting the numbers. Spicer further argued, “This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, both in person and around the globe.”
— NYT Graphics (@nytgraphics) January 22, 2017
Well, it’s true that the actual estimate is not out but pictures from the venue and aerial shots have confirmed that there were large empty spaces at the majestic Lincoln Memorial. In fact, MSNBC estimated the crowd stood at around 10,000, a number way less than what attended Obama’s inauguration concert at the same venue in 2009 as well as the Women’s March in organised in the capital city the next day. Twitterati on both occasions gave it back to the current administration by posting juxtaposed pictures of Trump’s inauguration with that of Obama’s inauguration and the Women’s March.
— CNN (@CNN) January 21, 2017
But the best outcome was when Tweeple came up with suggestions for some other “yuge” facts Spicer could share next. There’s already the inevitable Twitter account @SeanSpicerFacts and #SpicerFacts has been since then breaking the Internet.
Donald Trump was the first person to walk on the moon, despite what the dishonest media claims. #SpicerFacts
— Sean Spicer Facts (@SeanSpicerFacts) January 22, 2017
— Keep2020Alive (@Keep2020Alive) January 22, 2017
— Veronica (@_veronicapz) January 22, 2017
Guess the number of jelly beans.
— Mark Zohar (@markzohar) January 22, 2017
Although Trump is a faster swimmer than Michael Phelps he refused an offer the US Olympic team because he didn’t want wet hair.#SpicerFacts
— BadgerStew (@BadgerStew) January 22, 2017
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) January 22, 2017
— M H T (@OfficialHanzala) January 22, 2017
— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) January 22, 2017
— Daniel Brobecker (@DanielBrobecker) January 22, 2017
— Everlasting Mango (@TheEnerMangoPro) January 22, 2017
— DG Curry (@DGCanuck) January 21, 2017
— Ben Patz (@BenPatz) January 22, 2017
Trumps hands are yuge, the yugest! The media made them look small #SpicerFacts
— This Chic (@mellylicious420) January 22, 2017
Rome actually was built in a day, and the Greeks paid for it. #SpicerFacts
— Dr. John (@jorince2) January 22, 2017
— Persian Rose (@PersianRose1) January 22, 2017
— Erik The Web (@torgospizza) January 22, 2017
— Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) January 22, 2017
“President Trump is touched by enthusiasm and patience of milllions of spectators that arrived just 1 day late to inauguration” #spicerfacts
— Thomas Langkabel (@tlangkabel) January 21, 2017
President Trump finished the NY Times mini-crossword puzzle each day in roughly 15 seconds. #SpicerFacts
— colbyhall (@colbyhall) January 21, 2017
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) January 21, 2017
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