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
“Local milk people” sounds like something a yankee carpetbagger would say in order to relate to the common folk.— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) August 3, 2017
Let us expand our political vocabulary.
2. What Does It Even Mean?
*steps away from twitter for literally two seconds*— Ali Watkins (@AliWatkins) August 3, 2017
"what the hell are local milk people"
3. What Are Their Magical Lives Like?
I want to live like local milk people. I want to do whatever local milk people do.— Zoe Camp (@jzcamp) August 3, 2017
4. The Bedrock Of America
Local milk people, the bedrock of America https://t.co/iFW9k59ffw— Erin 🎶Gloria🎶 Ryan (@morninggloria) August 3, 2017
Thank you for everything, local milk people.
5. A Brand New Term For Cows
maybe "local milk people" is what Trump calls cows— Walmart Azathoth (@bombsfall) August 3, 2017
6. A Neutral Milk Hotel Joke
The Neutral Milk Hotel is where the Local Milk People meet with the Foreign Milk Faction to hammer out Important Milk Treaties.— Elle Collins (@AnotherElle) August 3, 2017
Any reference to Neutral Milk Hotel deserves 10,000 points. Period.
7. Very Punny
Only someone who is "udderly" insane would use the phrase "local milk people" 💫🌀😳👈🌀— P!ssed Off Egg🥚 (@PissedEgg) August 3, 2017
As someone who dislikes puns, I have to admit that this one made me grin.
8. Thank You For This Gif
Local milk people is not even a THING. Why do we have to be embarrassed EVERY day? pic.twitter.com/DWMqAnIbg6— Yuge Ass Tortoise 🐢 (@Tyler_Tortoise) August 3, 2017
Such sublime art.
9. Another Gif
10. Maybe It's An Indie Band
Local Milk People is some indie band based out of Crown Heights that your annoying hipster friend knew about way before they got popular.— Sophie Vershbow (@svershbow) August 3, 2017
Maybe Trump is secretly a hipster.
11. A Term For Women?
I was asleep for a few hours, is "local milk people" Trump's new way of referring to women— Andi Zeisler (@andizeisler) August 3, 2017
12. Asking For A Friend
How do you get a job with "the local milk people"? https://t.co/DegclgHnVm— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) August 3, 2017
A good and important question.
13. Trivia Night
Now I just want to go to trivia night so I can have a team called Local Milk People.— Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes) August 3, 2017
Not a bad name for a team.
14. Someone Better Find Out
Can someone please ask Sarah Huckabee Sanders what "local milk people" are... pic.twitter.com/dHWJHmF6WN— Matt Novak (@paleofuture) August 3, 2017
Ask Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
15. Dairy Farmers Get A New Name
Real America voted in droves for a New York real estate goon who calls dairy farmers "local milk people"— Stu (@RandBallsStu) August 3, 2017
You can thank Trump.
16. A Sad Local Milkman
17. Is This What A Local Milk Person Looks Like?
This is the America local milk people want pic.twitter.com/yCaz2GixIf— Marisa Carroll (@Marisa_Carroll) August 3, 2017
Folks won't mind that.
18. They Probably Look Like This
I found it. A real photograph of "Local Milk People" pic.twitter.com/ZqlMq979ek— Joel Egyud (@jegyud) August 3, 2017
19. A Trump Translator
Trump Translator:— Matt Fernandez (@FattMernandez) August 3, 2017
Local milk people- Farmers
Water car- Boat
Head spaghetti- Hair
Vampire birds- Bats
Sky dandruff- Stars
Can we actually get one of those?
20. A Plausible Theory
local milk people is a euphemism for white americans right— maria sherman (@mariasherm) August 3, 2017
21. Maybe It Really Is A Band?
I just assumed Local Milk People was a new wave band— Kup (@AmyKup) August 3, 2017
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.