President Trump may have called a federal court's decision to block the latest version of his travel ban "the sad news," but folks on Twitter are finding plenty of reason to laugh. Thanks to a Hawaiian judge's decision that immediately created a nationwide halt to the ban (which would have otherwise gone into effect Thursday), there has been a slew of revised travel ban jokes and memes to enjoy on Twitter. Though the ensuing legal battle may be contentious, at least this is something to celebrate — and laugh at Trump's expense about — in the meantime.
The new consensus on Twitter is that Hawaii is the best state — it has given America surf, sun, President Obama (something President Trump is now likely to not forget), and now, the latest ruling on the revised travel ban. If there was ever a time to recognize all the Aloha State has to offer, it's right about now.
For Trump's part, he has vowed to fight the decision in court, telling a crowd at a Tennessee rally on Wednesday, "We're going to take our case as far as it needs to go, including all the way up to the Supreme Court." He went on to say that he thought the ruling showed signs of gross judicial overreach, and that the second executive order was a "watered down" version of the first one.
Though Trump's odds are not looking good, you may have to wait to see how this pans out in court. But until that (potentially unlikely) day, you at least have the good folks on Twitter to keep you entertained and provoke Trump's ire:
Now, There's Even More Of A Reason To Visit The Aloha State
Hawaii:— Parker 🏳️🌈 (@Parker9_) March 15, 2017
1) Stopped Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0
2) Is beautiful
3) Gave us Obama
Best state in the union? pic.twitter.com/SrkZ8099C4
These are all, obviously, lovely things.
This Question Is Likely To Come Up At A Future Briefing
Sadly, this wouldn't be entirely surprising.
No Birth Certificate Needed
The birther argument will finally come to an end.
A Clear Sign They Should Have Never Tried In The First Place
First they came for the Muslims...but they messed it up.— Frederick Douglass (@HITEXECUTIVE) March 15, 2017
So they came for the Muslims again...and messed it up again.
Hopefully they don't give it a third shot.
Best Use Of The Felicia Catchphrase Ever
"Aloha, Felicia." - Hawaii judge to Trump's travel ban— Gary Janetti (@GaryJanetti) March 15, 2017
This is so much better than "bye, Felicia."
Aloha Is Such A Useful Phrase, When You Think About It
Apparently, "aloha" means "hello," "good bye," and "suck it, Trump."— (((Joshua Malina))) (@JoshMalina) March 15, 2017
This might just be the new favorite word.
This May Be A Good Time To Break Out The World's Smallest Violin
Or they could just accept the judge's ruling.
So Easy To Get The Two Places Confused, Right?
alt right is mad because a judge in Hawaii halted trump's new Muslim ban, citing Obama influence. But I thought he was from Kenya?— Robin Thede (@robinthede) March 16, 2017
Trump's birther argument is coming back to haunt him.
At This Point, I Wouldn't Put It Past Trump
Waiting for Trump to say something like "You know who is also from Hawaii? OBAMA! Obama disguised himself as the judge and did this"— Juan Escalante (@JuanSaaa) March 16, 2017
Again, this wouldn't be that shocking.
It Certainly Wouldn't Be Out Of Character For The New President
Any minute now Donald Trump will ask to see the Hawaii judge's birth certificate.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) March 16, 2017
Let's hope it doesn't get this far.
Maybe This Is Why Trump Thought The Ruling Was A Sign Of Judicial Overreach...
Right now Donald Trump is trying to figure out how a judge in a foreign nation like Hawaii was able to enforce a ruling in the United States— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) March 16, 2017
Yes, Hawaii is actually a state.
While Trump sorts out his newfound hatred for Hawaii, I'm going to keep the celebration rolling while I can. And Twitter is here to help.