According to an email exchange Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out on Tuesday, the president's oldest son said that he would "love" to get his hands on incriminating information about Hillary Clinton from the Russian government during the 2016 campaign. While it's not yet certain if this stunning admission qualifies as treason, one thing is certainly clear — it may have inadvertently created the tagline of the summer. Many have pointed out that his response is oddly similar to Icona Pop's hit song "I Love It," inspiring countless Trump Jr. "I Love It" memes and tweets for the internet to jam out to.
After being told that the Times had copies of the emails that brokered the Russian meeting, Trump Jr. decided to release the emails himself on Tuesday to prove he has nothing to hide. But the contents of the emails seem to suggest otherwise.
"The Crown prosecutor of Russia ... offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father," the president's son was told in emails from Rob Goldstone, a Russian-affiliated publicist who has a history with the Trumps.
Trump Jr. responded in the most interesting way possible.
This blasé response has many pundits and politicians scratching their heads, wondering why the potentially illegal offering was met with such a casual reaction. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Hillary Clinton's running mate in the 2016 elections, has suggested that this response could even amount to treason.
Twitter, of course, has its own theories. Here are some of the most memorable (and musical) Trump Jr. memes and tweets.
New Memoir Coming Soon
If It's What You Say I Love It: Essays on New York, Femininity, and Growing Up— Jia Tolentino (@jiatolentino) July 11, 2017
Definitely a book I'd pick up.
Was He Talking About Wine?
"I love it, especially later in the summer." Donald Trump Jr feels the same way about treason that I do about sangria.— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) July 11, 2017
Maybe this was all just a big misunderstanding.
"if it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer" pic.twitter.com/LMvZ1JCctN— Andrew Joyce (@AndrewPaulJoyce) July 11, 2017
I like to think this is actually what Trump Jr. looked like when he was typing his email.
Those Summer Nights
Gotta love a good Grease reference.
Apparently Trump Jr.'s awkward woodsy photoshoot isn't going away anytime soon.
A More Casual Exchange
Her: "I've got some blackberry ice cream for you."— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) July 11, 2017
Him: "If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.”
Icona Pop 2.0
"I don't care. I love it." -Donald Trump Jr. pic.twitter.com/hPBmuEzQwG— Erin Rowley (@ErinMRowley) July 11, 2017
A new era of pop music is emerging.
I kind of prefer this version, tbh.
Journalists Just Can't Get Enough
just overheard @AndrewPaulJoyce quietly humming "i don't care / i love it" in the newsroom— Anna Swartz (@Anna_Snackz) July 11, 2017
Fun Fact: songs that get stuck in your head are called "earworms."
"I Love It Especially Later in the Summer" would be a great Taylor Swift song.— Jack Shafer (@jackshafer) July 11, 2017
Adding Trump Jr. to the list of Swift's clique.
"All my emails actually receive an auto response saying I love it, then it invites all my dad's top advisors to a meeting." https://t.co/vZzS0lfsba— Jessica Daniels (@chicksafire) July 11, 2017
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, Trump Jr. defended his decision to attend the meeting.
It's A Common Problem
I too have the uncontrollable urge to reply to all shady emails with "I love it" https://t.co/Wt9oPri228— Arthur Chu (@arthur_affect) July 11, 2017
Anyone else do the same thing?
The Next Big Summer Jam
If it's what you say/— Steve Edwards (@The_Big_Quiet) July 11, 2017
I love it
this is a lyric we should synth & loop over some house music pic.twitter.com/5lAPjsaW8x
Perhaps Trump Jr. has a promising career as a songwriter ahead of him.
I'll Take A Raincheck
“If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer” is actually what I say to blow off social gatherings from April-June.— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) July 11, 2017
Late summer is definitely where it's at.
This Conversation Is Over
"If it's what you say, I love it." is literally how I've ended every conversation on Grindr or in network generals too for that matter.— Jeffery Self (@JefferySelf) July 11, 2017
Definitely going to keep that excuse in my back pocket.
Not The Sharpest Tool In The Shed
To be fair, Donald Trump Jr. is dumb enough to respond, "If it's what you say I love it," to an email from a Nigerian prince, too.— Keating Thomas (@keatingthomas) July 11, 2017
Given that Trump Jr. is a pretty high-profile figure with a strong connection to the president, I would hope this isn't how he would respond to an email scam.
IF IT'S WHAT YOU SAY I LOVE IT is the new YOU COMPLETE ME— Susannah Breslin (@susannahbreslin) July 11, 2017
Who knew Trump Jr. had such a way with words?
The Latest Country Music Sensation
"If it's what you say I love it" is definitely a country music song.— Carolina A. Miranda (@cmonstah) July 11, 2017
Bust out your acoustic guitars for this one.
Ultimately, we can't yet know what exactly Trump Jr.'s meeting will amount to, or if he will be the subject of a federal investigation. But his one-liner is sure to keep us entertained — at least until later in the summer.