Donald Trump Jr. tried to sweet talk Twitter, and NOBODY was having it. Does the guy just want to be mocked by the masses on a continually often basis at this point, or what?
One does not simply become president, without generating some Trump memes.
15 Trump memes mixed in with about a dozen or so Trump GIFs -so as to cushion the impact some of these may have on our more sensitive readers. Whether you love him or hate him, you've gotta admit that Donald Trump is incredibly meme material.
Need more Trump memes? There's an abundance of Trump memes available at your disposal, such as Trump's Space Force memes or Hilarious Trump Space force memes which was related to announcing that America will be militarizing space, or the awkward memes of Trump staring at a solar eclipse or Memes of Awkward Obama/Trump Interactions. Or wax nostalgic with photoshop memes of Trump's Executive Orders which were changed to look like a variety of hilarious scenarios that Trump has just signed. And for a simpler, more sophisticated laugh, try the Trump and Kim memes that really have a nice subtle nuance to their humor.
Donald Trump seems to be a magnet for being the subject of memes, and it really is not slowing down. Not much anyone can do to stop it so might as well sit back and laugh, regardless of where you stand politically
Donald Trump's creepy baby picture surfaced on the internet, so of course it became a photoshop battle. Comb overs, tiny hands, references to Trump's hyperbolic speeches, we've got it all!
And when we say we got it all, we are excluding the tremendous Trump Memes, but we gotcha covered on that too.
Recently Donald Trump tweeted the word "TREASON?" in light of the New York Times op ed that was published on Wednesday. The article was supposedly written by someone within the Trump Administration, calling themselves part of the "resistance."
After Trump's "treason" tweet, people on Twitter began making their own amusing parodies, which you can read below!
As Eminem once said, “You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow because opportunity knocks once in a lifetime.”
That’s how the son of Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall felt during a quick photo op at his father’s swearing in ceremony. As House Speaker Paul Ryan turned and smiled for the camera, Marshall’s son went for a quick, inconspicuous, and heroic dab.
That’s when Ryan, perhaps, smelling dissent in the air turned and shut it down, like so many public healthcare initiatives.
Ryan asks the young man, “Are you going to sneeze?”
The boy, having just taken his only opportunity to embarrass his father, future self, and the guy who’s only dream is to have 100% privatized healthcare, put his hand down for the picture. The people, once again, have been crushed.
Paul Ryan admits that he’s totally out of touch with young voters:
Just finished swearing-in photos. Nearly 300 members. Countless cute kids. Still don't get what dabbing is, though. pic.twitter.com/E2hFgyPYZT— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 3, 2017
Rep. Marshall jails his son for something that’s clearly protected by the First Amendment:
“The Trump Inauguration Party for Freedom That’s Not Sad, But Rather Good Bash at the Beach 2017” has had a hard time finding performers. Between Elton John giving them a flat out “book Ted Nugent,” a woman quitting the Mormon Tabernacle choir because she saw performing the inauguration as “endorsing tyranny and fascism,” and the team just going ahead and booking a bunch of wedding bands, it’s starting to look like DJ Barron’s going to be pumping the mega mix from his iPod Touch all night.
Well, things haven’t changed much.
Apparently, the Trump team has asked Rebecca Ferguson a chart-topping singer-songwriter and X-Factor runner-up to perform.
After being asked, Ferguson had one request: She would sing the Billie Holiday song “Strange Fruit,” which, as TIME puts it, “contains gut-wrenching imagery of black lynching victims swinging from Southern tree limbs in the early 20th century. The phrase ‘strange fruit’ refers to ‘black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,’ and the song is widely considered one of the major anti-racist songs of the 20th century.”
Ferguson made her response to the Trump team public on Twitter:
“I've been asked and this is my answer. If you allow me to sing "strange fruit" a song that has huge historical importance, a song that was blacklisted in the United States for being too controversial. A song that speaks to all the disregarded and down trodden black people in the United States. A song that is a reminder of how love is the only thing that will conquer all the hatred in this world, then I will graciously accept your invitation and see you in Washington. Best Rebecca X”
Ferguson certainly knows how to make a statement.
Quick impression of Twitter this morning:
"Ah! What a beautiful morning. I’ll just roll over and look at my phone. Oh, look at that, TIME picked their person of the year, and it’s… Oh, would you look at that? That billionaire reality TV game show host who won the presidency last month is TIME’s person of the year? You don’t say. Well, back to bed for me for the next four years."
While we sleep through the next four years or until our president-elect Tweets out that somehow the Person of the Year honor he won was rigged somehow, enjoy what Twitter had to say. They weren’t really sure how to deal with it either.
Check out Twitter's best reactions to the Person of the Year, and enjoy how President-elect Trump has enjoyed TIME in the past:
"as president you need to stand firm and stick to what you believe" pic.twitter.com/m1TymuxHtE— k e i t h (@KeetPotato) December 7, 2016
Fake news is a serious problem. In fact, bogus headlines might have been partly responsible for very real headlines, like ones about a “pizzagate shooter” and a billionaire reality TV game show host winning the presidency.
To arm yourself against Fake News, the only thing you can do is be vigilant. It’s clear that critical thinking and media literacy are not at the top of most school’s lesson plans, so NPR put together a solid list of things to look out for when reading the news. After you check out the list, send it to any family members or former classmates who keep clogging our newsfeeds with this stuff.
Pay Attention to Domain and URL
Addresses that end in “[dot] com” — good.
Addresses that end in “[dot] com [dot] co — bad.
Read the "About Us" section
According to NPR, if the “melodramatic and seems overblown, you should be skeptical. Also, you should be able to find out more information about the organization's leaders in places other than that site.”
Read the quotes in the story
Journalism, of the most part, relies on first person accounts to get the stories. Traditionally, although becuase of the internet this has been dwindling, it’s a journalistic responsibility to speak to more than one source.
If you’re reading a story and there aren’t that many quotes, raise your eyebrows and look into who they’re quoting.
Read the comments
This goes against smart practices, but if you think something might be fake, read the comments. Because so many comment sections are linked to other social media sites, there’s a good chance someone is already calling the article “fake” in the comments.
Reverse image search
Honestly, if you’ve already gone through the other steps and still can’t whether it’s fake news or not, either check another news outlet or get off the internet. But if you really want to know how to do this, NPR says, “You can do this by right-clicking on the image and choosing to search Google for it. If the image is appearing on a lot of stories about many different topics, there's a good chance it's not actually an image of what it says it was on the first story.
BONUS: See who’s writing this garbage
If every article is written by Jimmy Rustling, and they include headlines like “DRUGS IN COLORADO: New Deadly Strain Of Marijuana Turning Users Gay,” you’re on a fake news site, buddy.
Jimmy Rustling’s bio on abc.com.co is unbelievable.
TGIF, Daily Whaters.
We’ve been through a lot this week. From a public frozen fish graveyard to a washing machine with a brick in it on a trampoline, this has been one for the history books.
But a lot happens in a week, and we are but one website. With that in mind here are some stories that we didn’t get to but think are worth your time.
Enjoy or don’t, the choice is yours!
Have a great weekend!