Twitter Isn't Sure About Rick Perry Replacing Steve Bannon
Also known as the head of alt-right site Breitbart, Steve Bannon has been ousted from his National Security Council role and replaced by Rick Perry. To say the least, the internet's gone wild. Appropriately, too — considering the administration's choice was controversial from the onset thanks to Bannon's past with Breitbart. But whether Perry will do the job better is also sending Twitter into a fit of jokes.
Personally, I imagine it would be difficult for Perry to be much worse than Bannon. When some of the Brietbart headlines approved under Bannon include gems like "There's No Hiring Bias Against Women In Tech, They Just Suck At Interviews," you can't help but feel happy when things don't go his way.
Twitter users were glad that he has been ousted, of course, but did share some skepticism on just what that meant. Vice President Mike Pence told Fox News that Bannon will keep his clearance and can still attend National Security Council meetings (during his time as advisor, he had attended a grand total of one).
Nevertheless, Twitter delivered with some great tweets and memes about the whole situation. Enjoy some of the best, and relish in the fact that (maybe) Bannon got knocked down a peg:
1. That's President Bannon To You
What if Trump was not a fan of the nickname the internet had given Bannon? Could this help explain his departure?
2. Maybe President Kushner Is A Better Fit For The Job
Will Kushner call the shots now that Bannon has left his role?
3. That's One Way To Put It
This meme never gets old.
4. Boy, Bye
There's no crying in this White House.
5. A Great Day Overall
Walked right on out of the Oval Office.
6. Trump, Unleashed?
Sounds terrifying, actually.
7. Tea Best Served Hot
Lots of tea drinking on Twitter today.
8. Might Not Be A Smooth Transition
This is well, amazing.
9. Will Bannon Be On Dancing With The Stars Next?
He looks like he'd have two left feet.
10. Some Were Not So Fond Of Perry, Either
We're just out of options, I guess.
11. Lest We Forget This Reality Television Gem
That skip really just pulls the whole routine together, you know.
12. Expect Lots Of "Oops" Now
He won't have to do much to be better than his predecessor.
Bannon or Perry: one is awful, the other seems not so great, but at least we have Twitter to pull us through.