America has spoken, and President Donald Trump will not be receiving a rose.
We all know the feeling of anticipation for “our” show. The popcorn is popped, that shirt with a hole is on, your pants are off, and all distractions have been kicked out of the room. But on Monday fans of the Bachelor in Paradise were interrupted at the worst time. Right before the episode-culminating rose ceremony, which they’ve waited three episodes for, they were interrupted by the president.
On Monday ABC cut off its normally scheduled programs to air Trump’s speech on the nation’s new Afghanistan strategy. Sure it was an important message from the White House, but Paradise fans were already on edge with how long they’d been waiting for a rose ceremony. Like, we thought it was never going to happen. New Yorkers didn’t get to see the episode at all because of football coverage, and the rest of the country only made it through half of the episode—I don’t know what’s worse.
Fans were so devastated by the inconvenience that they took to Twitter to release their anger.
— Kayla Lance (@kaylance_) August 22, 2017
Yo, Trump, you gotta address the nation right before the rose ceremony we've waited 3 episodes for? #bachelorinparadise
— Carl Regolino (@Carl_Regolino) August 22, 2017
— Jess Bettencourt (@jessbttncourt) August 22, 2017
To be fair, host Chris Harrison did warn fans that their favorite show may be cut short, so they should have been prepared.
Sadly The President's speech will eclipse #BachelorInParadise tonight. But ABC will be showing it later for those that get Trump'd
— Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) August 21, 2017
His warning didn’t seem to stop fans from using the interruption as an excuse to diss POTUS.
If Trump's approval ratings with women weren't already low enough he's now cutting into Bachelor in Paradise. #BachelorInParadise
— Marissa Swope (@marissa_swope) August 22, 2017
I'm sorry Trump, you did not receive a rose, please say your goodbyes and exit the White House immediately #BachelorInParadise
— Simone (@HeySim1) August 22, 2017
Let’s hope it was just the eclipse messing with the Paradise universe, and this never happens again.