The world collectively clenched as a mob of Pro-Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol in protest of Joe Biden‘s election victory. But thanks to social media, the whole thing has quickly become one big meme, with many finding humour in all of the chaos.
At around Wednesday midday (US time) hundreds of rioters/terrorists broke through the barriers outside the building and fought with police for 90 minutes. One guy in an un-ironic trucker cap even put his feet up on Nancy Pelosi‘s desk. While another, dressed like the lead singer from Jamiroquai, roamed around the joint holding a US flag.
Seasick Steve & Jamiroquai . Just need Ruby Turner for Jools Holland’s Hootenanny pic.twitter.com/AkNRy7FYsG
— Harry McNally (@Ebbrell67) January 6, 2021
Trump, of course, didn’t call on his supporters to cease the coup. He instead just told them to “stay peaceful” and called them “great patriots.” Uhhhh??
However, since that tweet, Twitter has finally put on their big-boy pants and hidden three of his recent posts. In a statement, Twitter said that any further breaches of its code “will result in permanent suspension of @realDonaldTrump account.”
Facebook also announced a “feature block” on Trump, which means that he will not be able to post anything on his FB page for 24 hours.
But will that even stop Trump? Probably not. I imagine his next move would be to descend the Capitol in a big fuck-off MAGA hot-air-balloon, while chanting his would-be tweets to his supporters.
for attempting to start a civil war you are banned from our web site for 12 hours
— food truck drove away with my debit card (@fart) January 7, 2021
The US Police Force have also been criticised for their lack of action amid a literal coup. Yikes.
Police defending the capital: pic.twitter.com/nZFVHvlX42
— Soel Jchillinger (@Soeljchillinger) January 7, 2021
the cops keeping maga protestors from the inner chambers of the capitol pic.twitter.com/ZyRrbOIrn7
— first-mate prance (@bocxtop) January 6, 2021
Why y’all keep asking where the police at? Y’all ask where Miley’s at when Hannah’s on stage?
— Beytwicé (@lotoysrus) January 6, 2021
the security at the capitol pic.twitter.com/Xru8idbiAI
— ????????garo???????? (@garbitch8) January 7, 2021
But is anyone really surprised this happened?
who couldve predicted this except everyone
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) January 6, 2021
Well that escalated steadily for four years.
— Ed Stern. BTLM. (@EdStern) January 6, 2021
God save our queen Demi (Poot) Lovato.
DEMI GET OUT NOW https://t.co/oELTpRmzLR
— keaton jones news & updates (@bxsel) January 6, 2021
What you mean speechless son go suit up https://t.co/anLD3mUXvu
— Jeremiah ???? (@GBEJinero) January 6, 2021
poop is pronounced like coup and nobody’s talking about it
— Deirdre (@figgled) January 7, 2021
— Keishuhh. (@keishuhh) January 6, 2021
But Jamiroquai trending on Twitter (because of that one dude’s outfit) is possibly my favourite thing on the internet today.
Love British Twitter: America is currently under attack from an attempted coup and top trending is Jamiroquai due to the fact one of the Trump knobheads looks like Jay Kay ???????? pic.twitter.com/qv4ZYzfomf
— Rachel Love-Howseman (@rachlove31) January 6, 2021
How did Jamiroquai get wrapped up in this mess pic.twitter.com/j8cS6Ktgzk
— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) January 6, 2021
jamiroquai have turned up with a cooked chicken and six cans of lager. pic.twitter.com/lRQPuJTrVJ
— euan mccolm (@euanmccolm) January 6, 2021
Gonna tell my kids this was Jamiroquai. pic.twitter.com/bwcYA7k5l9
— Albornoz (@albornoz_mx) January 6, 2021
When I imagined a Jamiroquai comeback, I never thought it would be this. But at least now I remember what a banger Canned Heat is.
Well it truly was a hot-mess, but at least no Australians were present…
Anyone else see this Australian flag?? Am i missing something? pic.twitter.com/SIildtVD3o
— Ryan Rowe (@ryrowe27) January 6, 2021
Oh wait, I take it all back now.