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From song lyrics, to ‘Rickrolling,’ people couldn’t help but make fun of Trump.
In the tweet, Trump addressed the Iranian president and promised “consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before” should Iran continue to “threaten” the United States.
To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018
Naturally, Twitter thought the president’s all-caps threat was the perfect opportunity to make fun of him by addressing their own all-caps messages to Rouhani.
The tweets were in all-caps and mimicked Trump’s “To Iranian President Rouhani:” format.
You had the classic “Nigerian Prince” email-scheme:
Several different song lyrics:
The song lyrics, of course, included the “Rickrolling” meme:
Other jokes were more topical:
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).