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President Donald Trump may have unintentionally stumbled into an infamous meme on Twitter when celebrating a poll that found 69 percent of people expect their finances to improve next year, by following up the statistic with “nice!” in a tweet.
“The Gallup Poll just announced that 69% of our great citizens expect their finances to improve next year, a 16 year high. Nice!” the president wrote on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
The Gallup Poll just announced that 69% of our great citizens expect their finances to improve next year, a 16 year high. Nice!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2019
Replying with “nice” to tweets with the number 69 in them is a common joke on Twitter.
In fact, it happens a lot.
Of course, Trump’s tweet about a Gallup poll was no different.
Several people on Twitter thought Trump may have inadvertently stumbled into the meme.
Um . . . . https://t.co/pUxElVhgSz— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) February 13, 2019
Did the president just tweet a 69 joke???? https://t.co/ztvkhyZIIh— Sam Stein (@samstein) February 13, 2019
Trump is not only putting the shutdown behind him, but getting his meme mojo back after the “I call her Nancy” fiasco. https://t.co/mmW8tdw6nj— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) February 13, 2019
does he know the joke, or not. either way i'm cracking up. https://t.co/3wvFtBq4VH— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) February 13, 2019
Don really just said "Nice!" To the 69% 😭 https://t.co/8l7Kmri8Sa— Jacob Young (@JacobYoungEP) February 13, 2019
It was Trump’s predecessor, however, who may have kickstarted the Twitter meme.
.@BarackObama nice— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) May 13, 2016
And some people believed that Trump’s use of “nice” in a “69” tweet ended the meme for good.
This is officially the end of 69 and nice. We had a good run! https://t.co/Zf07utfiDs— Justin Enriquez (@justinenriquez_) February 13, 2019
The 69 nice meme is dead forever https://t.co/vSoHZqvRFw— will (@WillHousell) February 13, 2019
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).