George W. Bush battled a poncho today, and the poncho won

Bush Poncho Struggle

Image via @IdealsWin/Twitter

It will bring a smile to your face.

As Donald Trump began his inaugural address, after being sworn in as our nation’s 45th president, a light rain began to fall. 

Equipped for the inclement weather with a clear plastic poncho was former President George W. Bush

Unaware of how to use such a garment, though, was also former President George W. Bush.

He struggled to properly place the device on his person. 


Fair enough. You go eight years with someone holding an umbrella for you at even the hint of a cloud, you lose some skills. 

He could still break out a smile, though. 

This, too, is a great picture of Dubya. 

Bush, it appears, has developed a knack (good and bad) for going viral.

Just imagine the fun that could have been had if the web was what it is now when he was president. 

David Covucci

David Covucci

David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]