27 Tweets About Trump & The Eclipse That Make The Darkness Feel A Little Lighter
After a pretty eventful year in America, we finally have a fun national distraction in the form of the first eclipse to travel fully across the U.S. since 1918. Monday's solar eclipse had many people traveling to parts of the country where it could be viewed, while others remained nonchalant. Regardless of how you view the spectacular event, it has also been yet another opportunity for some to poke fun at America's current leader. Twitter users couldn't resist joking about President Donald Trump and the solar eclipse in the lead-up to the big event.
Trump's presidency, currently in its eighth month, has been eventful, at the very least. He's signed controversial executive orders, spawned countless memes, and made headlines with numerous gaffes and insensitive comments. A handful of members of Trump's administration have resigned or were fired, and Congress has waged a war over the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
In all of this turmoil, it's tempting to turn to comic relief, and that's where Twitter comes in. While First Daughter Ivanka Trump has been tweeting information about the eclipse, others have taken to the social media platform to poke fun at her father, his one-upmanship, and the way he's handled the presidency thus far.
Below, some of the best tweets making fun of Trump and the eclipse.
1. Darkness Coast To Coast
America prepares for darkness coast to coast.— Ian McMillan (@IMcMillan) August 20, 2017
There's also gonna be an eclipse. https://t.co/3746FjgtsH— Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) August 20, 2017
2. Give Us A Sign
3. Booming Eclipse Glasses Manufacturing Sector
Under Obama, zero eclipses.— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 21, 2017
Under Trump, greatest eclipse in a hundred years. Booming eclipse glasses manufacturing sector.
4. Keep An Eye On Him
5. Living In Darkness
How will we know when the #Eclipse happens since we've been livin' in darkness since Trump was inaugurated?— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) August 21, 2017
6. Spot-On Metaphor
This eclipse is such a spot-on metaphor for America under Trump. #25thAmendment— Debbie Ciocca (@DebbieCiocca) August 21, 2017
7. Scientists Agree
Scientists agree that the #eclipse is a natural event and not the result of human activity. Trump: "Jury out, more data needed!!"— Dave Shevett (@daveshevett) August 21, 2017
8. I Have The Best Eclipses
Trump in today's press conference: "I have the best eclipses. Just tremendous. Did Obama have an eclipse like this? I didn't think so."— Aaron Broun (@abroun21) August 21, 2017
9. Eclipse Is Fake News
I'm waiting for Trump to tweet that the Eclipse is fake news. #SolarEclipse2017— Laura Dierwa (@LauraDierwa) August 21, 2017
10. Take Credit Or Deny?
11. Obviously Created By Obama's Economy
Look forward to be disgusted by Trump taking credit for an eclipse obviously created by Obama's economy.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) August 21, 2017
12. Trump Will Take Credit
Later today, Trump will take credit for the eclipse happening during his administration.— Ariel Dumas (@ArielDumas) August 21, 2017
13. Hoax Created By The Chinese
The solar eclipse is a hoax created by the Chinese, in order to take the focus away from President Trump's "winning"— Mr. Smith (@GuardianRover) August 21, 2017
14. Staging A Coup
If Trump and Mattis don't execute a well-staged coup while everyone's looking at the stupid eclipse, I'm going to be very disappointed.— BlackPilled Pete (@BlackPilledPete) August 21, 2017
15. Declare War On The Moon
I'm kind of expecting Trump to either sack or declare war on the moon today for causing the eclipse in the US. #Eclipse2017— (MR)© 🐈 (@marko_richo) August 21, 2017
16. Sneak Out In The Dark
Trump, during the eclipse today you can just sneak out in the dark, we won't mind. #TrumpResign— Julie Bowers (@bulldog126) August 21, 2017
17. Eclipse Eclipsed By A Prime Time Address?
Will Monday's eclipse be -- forgive me for this -- ECLIPSED by the first prime time address of the Trump presidency? https://t.co/uv9lg6uXWC— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 21, 2017
18. Judge Blocked It
Trump said there's going to be an eclipse on Monday and judge blocked it! #Eclipse2017— Lori Hendry (@Lrihendry) August 21, 2017
19. Someone Tell Trump Not To Stare At The Sun
There 100% has to be someone in the White House tasked with telling Trump not to stare at the sun during the eclipse, right?— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) August 20, 2017
20. Executive Order Banning The Eclipse
21. It's Obama's Fault
Trump (before eclipse): "It's Obama's fault the sun went out."— BallsOut (@bjcreigh) August 20, 2017
Trump (after): "See? I fixed it!"#FakeEclipseFacts
22. Scaramucci's White House Tenure
If you look directly at the eclipse, your retinas will burn at the same rate as Scaramucci's tenure in the Trump admin. #FakeEclipseFacts— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) August 20, 2017
23. Both Sides To Blame
Trump claims there are two sides to every eclipse and it's not fair for the sun to be totally blocked out. #FakeEclipseFacts— Portmanteau Jones (@SadlyCatless) August 20, 2017
24. Obama Had No Eclipse
What's the bet Trump will take credit for the eclipse.— chaz hutton (@chazhutton) August 20, 2017
"Tremendous eclipse, and you know, Obama had no eclipse. Not many people know that"
25. Obama Is Able To Stare Directly At The Eclipse
Maybe if we tell Trump that Obama is able to stare directly at the eclipse Trump will try it on his endless quest to one-up the black POTUS.— (((OhNoSheTwitnt))) (@OhNoSheTwitnt) August 18, 2017
26. We Need A Sign
We need a sign that Trump is nearly done, that the heavens have aligned against him. Like, I dunno, a solar eclipse next week or something.— Jay Kuo (@nycjayjay) August 17, 2017
27. Look At Trump Getting Stuff Done
Trump could obliterate next week's eclipse, one that only occurs once every 300 yrs, and ppl would say "look at trump getting stuff done!"— Ginny Robinson-Brown (@ginny811) August 12, 2017
Monday's eclipse serves as a temporary break from all of the awful things happening around the world, and it hopefully can unite Americans in at least an appreciation of nature and science during the extraordinary and rare event.