According to multiple reports, a sinkhole has opened on the White House Lawn. Groundskeepers confirmed the existence of the sinkhole, which is outside the office of Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley, and one reporter who photographed it remarked that it's getting bigger by the day.
"This week I’ve been observing a sinkhole on the @WhiteHouse North Lawn, just outside the press briefing room, growing larger by the day," Voice of America reporter Steve Herman tweeted on Twitter Tuesday. Herman posted photos of the sinkhole, which is now surrounded by caution tape and orange cones. He said that it grew "noticeably bigger between Sunday and Monday" — and that a second sinkhole has since opened up next to it.
There have been several sinkholes in the nation's capitol over the last few years, one of which partially swallowed a school bus, but this is the first time one has been reported on White House grounds, according to Quartz. It's unclear what precipitated this one, and the opening of a mysterious hole outside the White House press office sent Twitter into a tizzy, with many users viewing the sinkhole as a kind of metaphor for the Trump administration and Washington D.C. in general.
Here are some of Twitter's best reactions to the White House sinkhole.