Springing forward is never easy, but some people seem to be a little more bitter about this weekend's time change than others. On Sunday, as Americans across the country awoke with one less hour of sleep than usual, funny (and brutally honest) daylight saving time tweets about President Trump began circulating online. The two trending topics may not seem to have much in common, but as with most headlines in the U.S. nowadays, all roads usually lead back to Trump.
If you want the president to abolish the dreaded clock movement, you're not alone. It seems Trump could win more than a few friends that way. If you haven't slept well since January's inauguration and one hour less of sleep on a weekend doesn't feel any different to you, then you're also not alone. Overall, people seem to have very mixed opinions about daylight saving time — almost as mixed as the country feels about the controversial commander in chief.
The controversy around daylight saving time is nothing new, and neither are the calls to end it. But with Trump in office and the recent behavior of his administration, there's certainly a whole new spin to put on the ever-painful time adjustment.
Not Sleeping Well Anyway
Losing an hour of sleep is no big deal for Americans. The United States hasn't been sleeping well ever since Trump won. #DaylightSavings— Sunny Hoi (@SunnyHoi) March 12, 2017
Take us back to 2016.
Greatest President In History
If all trump does in 4 years is get rid of #daylightsavings he'll go down as the greatest president in history— Professor Wang (@Kramerica45) March 12, 2017
If by "all" you mean "literally the only thing he does," then yes.
So if Trump abolished DST, could he name it Trump Time? https://t.co/qJPdUpPYQG— ToddHellsKitch (@ToddHellsKitch) March 11, 2017
What's in a name?
Take a break from the healthcare debate.
Make America Well Rested Again
Win at daylight saving time for all of us.
Make America Awake Again
@POTUS let's make America awake again and get rid of stupid DST!— joshua t. gray (@1975austinite) March 12, 2017
Let America sleep again.
The Bright Side
One hour less of the Trump presidency. I'm ok with that! #daylightsavings— RPM (@rpmo49) March 12, 2017
It's a darker morning, but a brighter future.
If we stayed on DST, we'd have one less hour of a Trump Presidency. Just sayin'— Brian (@WxSpy) March 12, 2017
Plot twist: Don't ever set the clocks back.
Every Tired Voter
Dear @POTUS Trump, The secret to your re-election is eliminating daylight savings time. Signed every tired voter— Lori Waters (@elected2educate) March 12, 2017
Maybe the GOP will petition to have the next election the morning after daylight saving time.
Waiting For A Trump Tweet
My great hope for the morning is that we'll get a Trump tweet demanding Congress do something about daylight savings— Graham Kates (@GrahamKates) March 12, 2017
In reality, the president was relatively quiet on Twitter on Sunday morning.
Has anyone made the joke yet about Donald Trump humourously referring to Daylight Savings as "Fake Time"?— Terrance Balazo (@T_Balazo) March 12, 2017
Well there ya go...
Fake news, fake time, what's next?
Good Guy Point
If Trump got rid of daylight savings, I'd give him a good guy point. That's how much I hate #daylightsavings right now.— Lilly Jane (@NeuralConscious) March 12, 2017
That's saying something.
Trump's Tax Returns
Let me know if you find it!
Daylight Saving Year
We lost a full hour of the Trump presidency with no dumb tweets, no more scandals uncovered. Is there a Daylight Savings Year or anything?— Lance Henry (@Lance_Henry) March 12, 2017
Asking for a friend...
I think the Trump administration deported that missing hour #daylightsavings— Tarence Ferrell (@TarenceTf) March 12, 2017
Even the most prolific of tweeters need their sleep.
Back 50 Years
#daylightsavings pushed us forward an hour, but electing Trump set us back 50 years.— Andrew Laureti (@andrewlaureti) March 12, 2017
"Falling back" has taken on a whole new meaning.
Finally Trump supporters & the rest of America agree on something, we hate #daylightsavings— James Conrad (@jconrad912) March 12, 2017
We found love in a hopeless morning.
Now that's an executive order that voters can get behind.
Well, daylight savings has foiled me once again and now I'm late for work. Thanks Trump— Ninjar (@_NinJar) March 12, 2017
It's the new version of #ThanksObama.
Focus on what's important, America.
If only a cat picture could really do the trick. Trump may have nothing to do with daylight saving time, but Sunday's tweets show that plenty of people don't need a legitimate reason to be upset with him. The country is undeniably divided — and, for one reason or another, undeniably tired.