Trump’s U.K. trip is a meme goldmine

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At one point, his limo got stuck because Larry the Downing Street cat was lying beneath it.

President Donald Trump arrived in London this week for his first-ever state visit to the United Kingdom. And it seemed just about everywhere people were laughing behind his back. Both online and in real life.

After meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, the first stop on his trip, Donald and Melania Trump made their way to Clarence House to meet Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla for tea.

A video caught during this encounter shows Duchess Camilla jokingly winking at her protection officers as the two couples leave the room. If the wink was indeed a signal to her staff acknowledging the absurdity of this whole visit, Camilla may have perfectly summed up Trump’s entire U.K. trip with this small gesture.

But it isn’t just Camilla.

Trump’s three-day visit to the U.K. has barely begun and already the memes surrounding his stay are out of control. After all, the president did begin his visit by calling the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, a “stone cold loser.” Did we really expect anything different?

British citizens, contending with their own major political turmoil, Brexit, found the time to welcome Trump to their country in some pretty creative ways.

Queen Elizabeth II had her own ways of dealing with Trump’s visit.

Even a feline British citizen, Larry the Downing St. cat, who serves the role of “chief mouser” of Downing Street, got in on the action, lying under Trump’s limo.

Some were worried that Trump’s obscene brashness would clash with the high decorum of the royal family.

Can’t really say they were wrong. A rediscovered tweet from the president justifying paparazzi taking topless photos Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Middleton really highlights that.

Continuing his past few days of truly baffling attire, Trump was giving serious ‘middle school orchestra’ vibes as he consorted with the royal family.

It isn’t just Trump who found himself becoming the butt of many jokes while across the pond. Seeing members of the Trump administration and his entourage in such a posh setting seems to really accentuate their ridiculous aspects.

As Trump’s visit continues, the memes surely will as well.

Let’s take a page from Duchess Camilla’s book and recognize the absurdity of this whole trip. Because, if nothing else, it’s providing some good laughs.

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Ignacio Martinez

Ignacio Martinez

Ignacio Martinez is a journalism student at the University of Texas at Austin and an intern at the Daily Dot. His work has appeared in the Texas Observer and on the airwaves at KVRX 91.7 FM.