Stunning transcripts revealed by The Washington Post have given people online a good chance to laugh. Quotes from Donald Trump in reported conversation with the prime minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, in January have revealed interesting terminology used by Trump. Expressing caution against admitting refugees into the United States, Trump reportedly told Turnbull that the refugees "are not going to be wonderful people who go on to work for the local milk people." Now it is not clear what "local milk people" exactly means or who these people even are. But the internet is going wild with "local milk people" jokes.
To be fair, perhaps Trump was trying to use a more relatable term for middle class Americans who work in the dairy industry or maybe he was trying to point to how refugees frequently take up jobs in the milk industry. But even then, the description of "local milk people" sounded unclear, confusing, and pretty darn hilarious.
Prior to deploying the peculiar term, Trump had even apparently attempted to convince the Australian prime minister into seeing the risk of refugee entry. "I guarantee you they are bad. That is why they are in prison right now," Trump had reportedly said.
Let the "local milk people" jokes begin.
1. A New Term To Understand Common Folk
Let us expand our political vocabulary.
2. What Does It Even Mean?
3. What Are Their Magical Lives Like?
4. The Bedrock Of America
Thank you for everything, local milk people.
5. A Brand New Term For Cows
6. A Neutral Milk Hotel Joke
Any reference to Neutral Milk Hotel deserves 10,000 points. Period.
7. Very Punny
As someone who dislikes puns, I have to admit that this one made me grin.
8. Thank You For This Gif
Such sublime art.
9. Another Gif
10. Maybe It's An Indie Band
Maybe Trump is secretly a hipster.
11. A Term For Women?
12. Asking For A Friend
A good and important question.
13. Trivia Night
Not a bad name for a team.
14. Someone Better Find Out
Ask Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
15. Dairy Farmers Get A New Name
You can thank Trump.
16. A Sad Local Milkman
17. Is This What A Local Milk Person Looks Like?
Folks won't mind that.
18. They Probably Look Like This
19. A Trump Translator
Can we actually get one of those?
20. A Plausible Theory
21. Maybe It Really Is A Band?
A lot of people keep thinking "local milk people" could just be an obscure band.
"Local milk people" is just one of the quotable bits from Trump's transcripts released by The Washington Post but it looks like the internet is going to have a field day with this particularly interesting terminology.