Donald Trump Is Confused By Meaning Of Meme, Happily Shares It Anyway
By Thanussha Priyah, 10 Mar 2020
Image via Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com
On Monday, Donald Trump reposted a meme of himself playing the violin with the words, “My next piece is called… nothing can stop what’s coming.”
The president shared the visual on his Twitter account with the caption, “Who knows what this means, but it sounds good to me!”
The meme ended up with hordes of critics noting the similarities between Trump and Roman emperor Nero, who fiddled as the city was burning down.
One user even deciphered Trump in the image as a modern-day Nero, “[playing] golf and [posting] stupid memes while many Americans are at risk of contracting the coronavirus.”
Eventually, the word “Nero” made it to the list of Twitter’s trending topics for the day. The meme was first shared by White House’s social media director Dan Scavino.
Who knows what this means, but it sounds good to me! https://t.co/rQVA4ER0PV— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2020
I’m not sure “fiddling” metaphors are what you want right now. pic.twitter.com/dJdEfTBLy4— Santa Claus, CEO (@SantaInc) March 8, 2020
It means Trump is just like Nero, but instead of playing the fiddle while Rome burns, Trump plays the violin in a stupid meme as our country is engulfed in a coronavirus outbreak.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) March 8, 2020
It means that Nero fiddled while Rome was burning, but you play golf and post stupid memes while many Americans are at risk of contracting the coronavirus.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) March 8, 2020
It means you are clueless.
It means you're an idiot.
It means November is coming.
[via People, cover image via Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com]
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