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Trump proclaims he’s ‘a very active president’—and Twitter isn’t buying it

Um, is he?

May 12, 2017, 11:14 am*

Internet Culture

David Covucci 

David Covucci

Early on in his presidency, President Trump’s tweets were delivered in a format that was perfectly exploited as memes. Who among us could forget, “I call my own shots, largely on the accumulation of data?”

That’s calmed down in the past couple months, which is wonderful for the people whose lives are directly affected by the president’s online dictums, but kind of a bummer for those of use who like to laugh at POTUS.

Thankfully, he came roaring back today, declaring himself “a very active president” as part of a morning tweetstorm.

The reasons for LOLs abounded.

Primarily, there’s the fact that instead of president-ing, he’s often seen golfing.

https://twitter.com/MikeAE35/status/863023324301066241

Much like the fine-tuned machine meme, people contrasted the absurdity of the statement with equally absurd GIFs and pictures.

https://twitter.com/symptomatic/status/863025977001226240

It also read like the beginning of a commercial, and with Trump of an advanced age, there was no shortage of what people imagined him hawking as a “very active president.”

But best of all was the use of this week’s Spongebob meme, which throws a person’s own words right back at them while also laughing in their face.

That’s just perfect.

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*First Published: May 12, 2017, 10:36 am