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The president tried to intimidate, but everyone just laughed.
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
But as happens with most of the president’s actions, what was meant to be a stern admonishment delivered to nation with gravitas quickly became the butt of thousands of internet jokes.
For starters, the owns were savage.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 10, 2017
“SEE YOU IN COURT”
“Ok cool, that is where we work, so it is very convenient for us”
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) February 10, 2017
But the riffs were great, too.
Trump tells judges who ruled against travel ban “SEE YOU IN COURT”, surprising many with his elementary understanding of where judges work.
— HaveIGotNewsForYou (@haveigotnews) February 10, 2017
You do not intimidate judges, or public lawyers, by saying “See You In Court”.
That is their natural habitat.
That is where they have power.
— Law and Policy (@Law_and_policy) February 10, 2017
Bartender: OK, that will be $7
Me: SEE YOU IN COURT
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) February 10, 2017
Those were all well and good, but as is always the case, we probably should have just looked to @dril.
“im not owned! im not owned!!”, i continue to insist as i slowly shrink and transform into a corn cob
— wint (@dril) November 11, 2011
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]