On Thursday, Republican leadership in the House of Representatives canceled a planned vote on Trumpcare, as they determined that the legislation didn't have enough votes to pass. As this was happening, President Trump was posing for a photo-op in a big truck, and appearing to have a grand ol' time doing so. The subsequent pictures were fantastic, and unsurprisingly, the internet had a field day with them. These 25 Trump truck memes show how excited the president was to honk that horn.
The backstory here is that Trump was meeting with the members of the American Trucking Associations at the White House for a "listening session" on health care reform. Part of that listening session, it seems, involved the president climbing into a truck on the White House lawn and pretending to be a trucker, because that's exactly what he did. Honking the horn and play-driving that big rig, Trump looked positively delighted — like a boy who'd woken up on Christmas, saw that Big Wheel trike he'd always wanted sitting underneath the tree, and hopped in without a moment's hesitation to finally live out his dream.
Meanwhile, the internet quickly concluded that the images of Trump behind the wheel were ripe for memeage, and meme them they did. Here are some of the best.
His Very Own Truck!
Coming Spring 2017
A black and white photo of a screaming man driving a truck that doesn't move. The perfect print ad for an elegant cologne called IMPOTENCE. pic.twitter.com/1MgfVNcD9z— Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) March 23, 2017
The only way this idea could fail is if Trump finds out what "impotence" means.
This is when the franchise jumps the shark.
Big AC/DC Fan
When “Thunderstruck” comes on pic.twitter.com/qGk1AIeE6N— Russell Brandom (@russellbrandom) March 23, 2017
A Critical Error
When you missed the exit for Wendy's pic.twitter.com/05cqNBeNyn— Tom Ganjamie (@tomgam) March 23, 2017
Let It Go, Man
Seriously, though, this feud between Trump and Arnold has gone too far now. pic.twitter.com/fs4BkVMhGL— Rob Wesley (@eastwes) March 23, 2017
There's no way Trump comes out on top here.
That Time Of The Day
"How do you turn the volume up on this thing?"
Still Not Popular
When you got a new Power Wheels truck for your birthday but you're still mad that the black kid had more friends at his party than you. pic.twitter.com/MTptLGSKYe— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) March 23, 2017
Brutal. But also, you know, true.
Meanwhile, In Post-Apocalyptic Australia
Trump has long been compared to Immortan Joe, the villain of the latest Mad Max film, and his truck antics only fueled that comparison.
Recreating A Favorite
TRUMP: GET OFF MY PLANE— Michael, still here (@Home_Halfway) March 23, 2017
AIDE: Sir you're driving a UPS truck pic.twitter.com/Gwd1TONG3Q
This is a reference to Air Force One, the classic 1997 film starring Harrison Ford as beleaguered U.S. President James Marshall. Trump is a known fan of it.
Back In Australia
He just got the news Furiosa isn't going to Gas Town. pic.twitter.com/MG9tsbMLQ8— Emma Tarver (@Emmasnewhandle) March 23, 2017
I'm sorry, but these Mad Max comparisons are really good, and I can't promise this will be the last one on the list.
In Trump's Head
This wouldn't be a bad reelection ad.
Back To Basics
when you think about how much you <3 trucks pic.twitter.com/MfkdeNV0gL— Julia Reinstein (@juliareinstein) March 23, 2017
Simple, yet effective.
Someone Had To
Just because it's a cheap joke doesn't mean it's a bad one.
Why is the president having a difficult poop in a truck don't normalize this pic.twitter.com/NYPSZ8Yh59— Adam Isacson (@adamisacson) March 23, 2017
All right, that's the last poop joke, promise.
A Serious Question
Important question in the IJR newsroom after I spotted Trump's hands not at 10&2 -- Does Trump know how to drive? pic.twitter.com/dDd5TsnGq1— Maegan Vazquez (@maeganvaz) March 23, 2017
To be fair, plenty of drivers don't put their hands at 10 and 2 when behind the wheel. Still, you can't help but wonder...
Up For Grabs!
ok what punk band wants to claim this as an album cover? pic.twitter.com/NNAW2lqeJM— Dan Ozzi (@danozzi) March 23, 2017
I'd listen to that album.
It's-A Me, Wario!
Trump is exactly the kind of person who plays as Wario in Mario Kart.
when u find out the health care plan u just publicly bragged about getting voted on today on did not get voted on today pic.twitter.com/1OGR4MLSGe— darth™ (@darth) March 23, 2017
You can practically hear him screaming.
I feel like this is how the Trump presidency will end — just him in a semi barreling toward the Capitol Building. pic.twitter.com/L0fwxW6Z0A— shauna (@goldengateblond) March 23, 2017
It's a possibility we can't ignore.
His Very First Truck
The editing on this one is subtle. Make sure you watch until the end.
And Trump resigned the presidency that evening, having fulfilled his lifetime dream of being allowed to sit in a truck— Barry Petchesky (@barry) March 23, 2017
The day isn't over yet!
How Does This Work
This person has the capability to wipe out all human life on the planet. Shit I'm not doing this meme right pic.twitter.com/Q7a7ELYfBJ— Erika Heidewald 🗽 (@erikaheidewald) March 23, 2017
Don't worry, you're doing it right.
The New Yorker Saw This Coming
That's from exactly two months ago.
Let's Exercise Some Restraint Here
OK, internet: You get ONE DAY for these Trump truck photos. And then that's IT! I'm serious.— Beauty Pill (@beautypill) March 23, 2017
Errr, no promises.
As bad of a day as this was for Paul Ryan, who saw his dreams of repealing Obamacare come one step closer to abject failure, it was a great day for the president, who got to play around behind the wheel of a truck.