With the election of Donald Trump as America’s 45th president, it’s no surprise that plenty of people are unhappy.
Thanks to the inflammatory extremity of so much of Trump’s rhetoric and policy proposals and the effective anti-mandate given to him by a substantial popular vote loss (the Hillary Clinton ticket is expected to finish with millions more votes than Trump received), it’s no surprise that so many people are frustrated, confused, hurt, and fearful.
In times like these, sometimes it helps to have a laugh.
Which is probably why so many memes of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are kicking around right now, roasting the reality that Trump will be entering the White House in January. As far as executive branch duos go, there haven’t been many who’ve had, reportedly, as close and friendly a relationship as these two, so the buddy comedy angle has always been strong.
But now, with the lights dimming on the final months of the administration, they’re getting a joyful send-off on social media, even amid some challenging circumstances. You probably could’ve guessed your old pal Joe would have some tricks planned for the Donald, no?
OBAMA: What is it, Joe?
BIDEN: I MADE ALL THE WHITE HOUSE DOORKNOBS GIANT
BIDEN: NOW TRUMP'S HANDS ARE TOO SMALL TO OPEN 'EM pic.twitter.com/GMRBiev84p
— Reverend Scott (@Reverend_Scott) November 13, 2016
Obama: "Joe, why are you still holding my hand?"
Biden: "I wanna freak Mike Pence out"
Obama: "But why?"
Biden: "Just roll with it" pic.twitter.com/o5KZZ0Ysgz
— Thomas Moore (@Thomas_A_Moore) November 12, 2016
Obama: Didn't think he'd be late
Biden: I gave him the wrong address
Obama: Joe he's the president-elect
Biden: idgaf what they call him pic.twitter.com/6pQzOJY92x
— Sem (@Sammart123) November 12, 2016
And, of course, some people always want a piece of the attention.
Farage: Yeah our meme will be as successful as the Biden/Obama meme, don't you think?
Trump: Of course, I have memes, I have the best memes. pic.twitter.com/ykgsd9SffR
— Christopher Lauer (@Schmidtlepp) November 13, 2016
Make no mistake, the end of the Obama era will signal an end to the first truly meme-rich presidency in American history. And with the Trump administration incoming and the often left-wing sensibilities of countless political meme-makers, it seems likely that presidential memes are headed for a bit of a dark period. But at least we’ll always have the good old days, right?
Biden: can i put whoopee cushions under all the chairs before he gets here
Obama: joe im on the phone
Biden:*muttering* u didnt say not to pic.twitter.com/qfjh3ffkPE
— rudy mustang (@rudy_mustang) November 11, 2016
Never change, imaginary internet Joe Biden. You’ve been the hero we needed these past few days.