Are we still allowed to laugh about Donald Trump?
I ask this not because Donald Trump’s very existence has ceased to be hilarious–remember when Trump, a human garbage fire, stood in front of literal garbage while making a speech a few weeks back? Or just last week, when he managed to stay on script during a speech until he saw a plane flying above him and suggested that it “could be a Mexican plane up there,” ready to attack? –it’s just that the bit has gone too far. The very idea of Donald Trump running for president, let alone making it more than a few weeks into primary season, let alone clinching enough delegate votes to become the republican nominee was once a hilarious joke that united us all (it was truly a bipartisan laugh riot!) but now it’s a reality.
And this reality? Not super funny. He is, by many accounts, racist. Misogynistic. Anti-Semitic. His presidency would, most likely, be terrible for everyone. In fact, I am loath to talk about him at all right now, even in jest, given that press of all sorts is the vital sustenance that Trump requires to go on living, and that the surest way to get rid of him altogether would be to just ignore him completely.
But. I am of the belief that the Twitter meme about Ted Cruz being the Zodiac Killer forced him to drop out of the election, so, jokes might be worth a shot with Trump, too. For what it’s worth, there happen to be a lot of really funny tweets about Donald Trump. Check ’em out here:
TRUMP: I just killed & ate a homeless man
MEDIA: You're a monster
TRUMP: This sort of political correctness is what's ruining our country
— Hippo (@InternetHippo) August 8, 2015
2. For all you “Never Hillary” people out there, consider this:
Jessica Williams on what it'd be like for a Bernie Sanders supporter to vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton: pic.twitter.com/6owwryC2YT
— Mic (@mic) July 8, 2016
3. Let’s revisit the garbage incident, shall we?
Staffer 1: So just whatever you do, don't put him in front of a giant pile of garbage.
Staffer 2: Got it. pic.twitter.com/1zjzNEnLoy
— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) June 28, 2016
4. It’s just…so beautiful:
Somewhere, a fire is missing its garbage. pic.twitter.com/15PplvwCZM
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) June 28, 2016
I imagine one person saying the first and then a second person asking the next three with increasing incredulity pic.twitter.com/FTj7TLe3jr
— olga lexell (@runolgarun) August 17, 2015
6. ALSO TRUE:
— John Mulaney (@mulaney) August 20, 2015
7. Never forget this classic tweet:
I think Trump just did all the emoji faces in 7 seconds. pic.twitter.com/hC18pVxKgh
— Jason Mustian (@jasonmustian) September 17, 2015
8. Or this one:
Donald Trump is basically a YouTube comment section running for president
— Brian Gaar (@briangaar) December 7, 2015
9. He really does!
donald trump looks like the villain in a movie where the hero is a dog
— josh (@ruinedpicnic) August 29, 2015
10. LITERAL LOL:
Trump tryna ruin this? Smh wow pic.twitter.com/1P3p3S47ai
— Anakin (@CGED_) June 9, 2016
11. This is…gorgeous:
— Elijah Daniel (@aguywithnolife) February 5, 2016
12. Perfect use of the Mr. Krabs meme here:
Donald trump after El Chapo escaped a third time pic.twitter.com/0CEK4xlDaD
— WalkingL (@blackhokage__) July 8, 2016
13. True Veep-heads know:
The Trump candidacy is a Veep storyline that would have been discarded for being too absurd even for an HBO comedy
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) June 16, 2015
Rihanna once bailed on a performance for Donald trump by faking a sickness. She's truly ahead of her time pic.twitter.com/uJgD84SG3T
— FREDDY (@FreddyAmazin) July 7, 2016
15. Hard to say!
Who Wore It Better: The vitriolic Donald Trump or the venomous Southern Flannel Moth Caterpillar pic.twitter.com/rVMOQLHBl4
— Linnen (@ScottLinnen) October 9, 2015
16. Ah, yes. Love a good URL in-joke:
2016 is the year we got URLs like this:
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) July 7, 2016
Me: I hate Care Bears
Donald Trump: I hate Care Bears
— Kuh-Reem (@WTFKAREEM) October 13, 2015
18. Of course, many of Trump’s tweets truly speak for themselves:
Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again–just watch. He can do much better!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2012
19. Don’t they?
Everyone is asking me to speak more on Robert & Kristen.I don't have time except to say "Robert, drop her, she cheated on you & will again!"
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2012
20. When your haters don’t think you have one of the highest IQs:
Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure,it's not your fault
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2013
21. When the haters & losers take it too far:
Amazing how the haters & losers keep tweeting the name “F**kface Von Clownstick” like they are so original & like no one else is doing it…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2013
22. Let’s close with this palate cleanser, shall we?
Did you laugh at these tweets? Did you cry? Let us know in the comments!