Another day, another tweet. That's how it goes under President Donald Trump, who on Feb. 8 took to his favorite social media platform to criticize his nation's foreign policy. The tweet, which reads "Big increase in traffic into our country from certain areas, while our people are far more vulnerable, as we wait for what should be EASY D!" is likely in response to a federal judge halting Trump's executive order barring people from majority-Muslim nations from immigrating to the United States. Now, people are using social media to skewer the president for using the vague but suggestive term "Easy D" in a slew of tweets and memes.
As for Trump's claim that there has been a "big increase in traffic into our country from certain areas," it's not so easy to fact check. The size and time period over which this "big increase" has happened or is happening is unspecified, as are the "certain areas" he mentions. Even the meaning of "Easy D" is up for debate, with some speculating that the "D" stands for "decision" while others are focusing on the fact that the letter is most often used as a sexual innuendo.
Trump and his team have yet to address the confusion around the tweet, but thousands of his followers already have, many in hilarious fashion.
What Does "Easy D" Really Mean?
Alan Turing and the whole Bletchley Park team could work for 50 years and still never be able to decipher what is meant by "Easy D"— Dr Paul Coxon (@paulcoxon) February 8, 2017
Today's fun newsroom conversation: What "EASY D!" means— Jessica Taylor (@JessicaTaylor) February 8, 2017
What the hell does EASY D even mean?!— Tracie Thoms (@traciethoms) February 8, 2017
Many, many people wanted an answer.
Some Think They Know Exactly What "Easy D" Means
when he says he's waiting for easy D pic.twitter.com/KCmW2YYu7m— David Mack (@davidmackau) February 8, 2017
all D is easy D if you know how to pop that p pic.twitter.com/cYgdbuK5jU— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) February 8, 2017
You know what they say. Small hands, Easy D. pic.twitter.com/4tXWg611rR— Queen Lantifa (@CharlesPulliam) February 8, 2017
I, too, have been open and vulnerable and waited far too long for what should have been easy d pic.twitter.com/mBE6G1L4WG— @PiaGlenn (@PiaGlenn) February 8, 2017
And I think you can guess what that meaning is.
"Easy D" Personified
Nice of the president to shout out to EAZY-E's little-known older brother, EASY D.— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) February 8, 2017
Easy D was my DJ name back in the 80's— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) February 8, 2017
The media never wants to talk about the people Easy D slaughtered at Bowling Green.— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) February 8, 2017
Because "Easy D" could most definitely be a person.
Some Immediately Thought Of Trump's Staff In This Hard Time
Trump: I overheard Melania say she's staying in new york for easy d?— Matt Bors (@MattBors) February 8, 2017
Reince: easy defense she must mean—terrorism.
Trump: I'm gonna use that
SPICER: I can't do it. There's no way to make "easy D" sound presidential.— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) February 8, 2017
KELLYANNE CONWAY: *smoking two cigarettes at once* Hold my beer.
"When he said EASY D he was referring to how easily students will learn the tricky 4th letter in the alphabet with DeVos in charge" pic.twitter.com/lrRVPg8qMp— Cole Ledford (@ColeLedford11) February 8, 2017
How did they let this happen and how are they going to explain this one?
Others Threw In Some Culture References
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning for Easy D.— Tyler Coates (@tylercoates) February 8, 2017
Easy D doesn't come for free, she's a real lady, and as for me, ha you’ll see, slam your body down and wind it all around, slam your body do— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) February 8, 2017
"Forget it, Jake. It's Easy D."— Laura Turner (@lkoturner) February 8, 2017
Easy D: the uncomfortable sequel to Easy A about a little boy who accidentally becomes President by offering to deport people of color.— Ella Dawson (@brosandprose) February 8, 2017
And Still Others Took "Easy D" Freestyle
An Easy D is a higher grade than Trump University received from the Better Business Bureau. pic.twitter.com/IHTZta0NXN— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) February 8, 2017
"She persisted" + EASY D— Todd Zwillich (@toddzwillich) February 8, 2017
Today's news cycle is basically Tenacious D
Who knew how versatile "Easy D" could be?
In a time where the political climate seems as charged and high-stakes as ever, "Easy D" jokes online are showing that people are taking any opportunities for levity and humor that they can get. "Easy D" jokes will likely continue even after Trump tweets again or comes out to explain what he meant. But for someone who is already redefining what the word "presidential" means, he is still full of surprises of how far outside the box he will go when it comes to his public online statements. Until the next one comes along, "Easy D" lives on.