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
does he know the joke, or not. either way i'm cracking up. https://t.co/3wvFtBq4VH
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) February 13, 2019
It was Trump’s predecessor, however, who may have kickstarted the Twitter meme.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 13, 2016
— 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.
The 69 nice meme is dead forever https://t.co/vSoHZqvRFw
— will (@WillHousell) February 13, 2019