It’s both comforting and fucking wild to think about how, whenever a major world event occurs, meme accounts will be all over it in seconds. It happened two days ago when Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to attempt a coup on Washington (remember that?), and it’s happening again today, now that Twitter has permanently suspended him.
There’s much to think about today – it’s scary to consider the fact that major social networks had to suspend the US president for inciting violence, and also disappointing to think that it took until now when he’s been at it for so long. We’ll continue to try and process that, but you came here for spicy memes about today’s events, so here they are.
Of course the gays were the first to jump on Trump’s suspension with this work of art:
This classic photo from the lawn of the White House gained new relevance:
CAN YOU SEND A TWEET FOR ME pic.twitter.com/88ryZtvtlv
— #1 Rachel (@rachel) January 8, 2021
HIIII! Twittew pewmanentwy suspends Pwesident Twump’s account, citing da wisk of fuwthew incitement of viowence UwU
— Bweaking NuwuS (@BBCBweaking) January 8, 2021
Digitally remove him from Home Alone 2 next
— Joseph Longo (@josephlongo_) January 8, 2021
While the bird app has permanently suspended Trump, Facebook and Instagram have placed blocks on his accounts for the next several weeks. This one still hits, though:
great now he’s going to become one of those girls who puts a bunch of text in his Instagram story
— Rachel Sennott (@Rachel_Sennott) January 8, 2021
Does MySpace still exist? Is Trump even on it? I have no idea, but maybe he’ll have better luck there:
For all we know, Don could be posting from an alt account as we speak:
Hello I am brand new to Twitter, what are you guys up to
— John Barron (@barronjohn1946) January 9, 2021
Kamala Harris is probably somewhere cheering:
— shanaz! (@shanaz8201) January 8, 2021
Twitter HQ reading trumps suspension appeal pic.twitter.com/eBQvVn580E
— TЯACE (@scruched) January 8, 2021
it took 4 years for Donald Trump’s Twitter to get banned, it’s about damn time pic.twitter.com/smTdXosJKd
— Moo loves Kez & Daan & Rain & Madi & Connie (@Trickyhours) January 8, 2021
In a statement today, the social network said:
In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly.
It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open. However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules and cannot use Twitter to incite violence. We will continue to be transparent around our policies and their enforcement.
The White House has not yet made a comment about Trump’s permanent suspension. Normally, he’d be several Tweets deep into an old man rant, but not today! Seeya, Donald.