- The ’24 hours to respond’ meme holds celebrities to a higher standard Monday 8:46 PM
- Twitter users miss the kids who walked in on their dad’s interview Monday 8:40 PM
- ‘The Thing About Men’ Twitter hashtag is full of sarcasm and misogyny Monday 7:27 PM
- This woman said Hillary Clinton losing the 2016 election gave her PTSD, and people are furious Monday 6:45 PM
- Vanessa Bryant files a lawsuit against helicopter company after deaths of Kobe and Gianna Monday 5:49 PM
- Michael Jordan cries at Kobe Bryant memorial, jokes about creating a new meme Monday 4:43 PM
- Woman’s boyfriend says it’s him or the frogs—Reddit says choose the frogs Monday 4:22 PM
- Greyhound buses will no longer allow Border Patrol checks Monday 4:04 PM
- ‘Eat Them To Defeat Them’ is oddly about vegetables—not about eating the rich Monday 3:26 PM
- Marco Rubio mocked for filming talking while driving socialism critique Monday 2:54 PM
- QAnon believer asks Trump’s campaign press secretary who Q is Monday 2:36 PM
- Octavia Spencer has discovered ‘Ma’ memes—and she can’t get enough Monday 2:09 PM
- Meet the anti-Greta Thunberg, a climate ‘skeptic’ funded by the oil industry Monday 1:12 PM
- Harvey Weinstein convicted of rape and sexual assault Monday 12:56 PM
- Senator calls Facebook’s current election disinformation efforts ‘inadequate’ in letter Monday 12:11 PM
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered a rebuttal to President Donald Trump‘s Oval Office address on Tuesday night, but their demeanor led to several jokes online.
Schumer and Pelosi argued that the border wall Trump wants—which is at the center the government shutdown—would be ineffective and instead urged the president to stop the shutdown and discuss the wall in the future.
“The symbol of America should be the Statue of Liberty, not a 30-foot wall,” Schumer said.
Before the two Democrats offered a rebuttal, the president argued that there was a “humanitarian and security crisis” at the country’s southern border.
However, the image of the two Democratic leaders standing next to each other lent itself to jokes from people watching.
“we’re not mad we’re just disappointed” pic.twitter.com/EcAUgm4rYX— Liz Plank (@feministabulous) January 9, 2019
Mrs. Maisel's parents are not happy. pic.twitter.com/uguaQy2Pl1— bertolt blecht !¡!¡ (@benschwartzy) January 9, 2019
"Of COURSE your father's upset about the car, but the important thing is you're safe and nobody got hurt." pic.twitter.com/KKkd67FZTv— #occupymarwen (@Mobute) January 9, 2019
Chuck Schumer’s forehead is the physical barrier Trump is pining for. https://t.co/KzyQI7DVna— Colby Hall (@colbyhall) January 9, 2019
“The neighbors called. What did we say about smoking reefer in the backyard? What did we say?!” pic.twitter.com/ocdnEplBTn— Slade (@Slade) January 9, 2019
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