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
The idea that Trump has caught wind of the internet undermining him by using the name President Bannon is just great.— Mike P Williams (@Mike_P_Williams) April 6, 2017
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
Has anyone asked President Bannon how he feels about President Kushner?— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) April 6, 2017
Will Kushner call the shots now that Bannon has left his role?
3. That's One Way To Put It
Hillary: McMaster had enough of Steve Bannon huh?— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) April 5, 2017
Barack: Yes, but it just got worse.
Barack: Rick Perry replaced him.😂
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
Rick Perry replaces Steve Bannon on the National Security Council like... pic.twitter.com/NRJXizR4b3— Matt Lipton (@mattliptoncomic) April 6, 2017
This is well, amazing.
9. Will Bannon Be On Dancing With The Stars Next?
Rick Perry is replacing Steve Bannon on the National Security Council. Does that mean Bannon is going to be on Dancing with the Stars?— Michael Blackman (@MBlackman37) April 6, 2017
He looks like he'd have two left feet.
10. Some Were Not So Fond Of Perry, Either
Removing Steve Bannon and replacing him with Rick Perry is like shooting yourself in the other foot because one is already injured.— Oscar Serna (@yung_modulus69) April 5, 2017
We're just out of options, I guess.
11. Lest We Forget This Reality Television Gem
How low can America sink?— Vinay A. Ramesh (@vinaytion) April 5, 2017
Rick Perry replacing Steven Bannon levels. pic.twitter.com/rrELFJDO95
That skip really just pulls the whole routine together, you know.
12. Expect Lots Of "Oops" Now
Rick Perry: OK, 1st 3 things I'm gonna do on the NSC— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) April 6, 2017
1. Go 2 all the meetings
2. Learn world leaders' names
3. ...oh damn. I can't. Oops. pic.twitter.com/TmR3OImK3Y
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.