On Friday, Donald J. Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. The inauguration is a historic and important event in itself, but there was one moment during the ceremony that really caught everyone's attention. When it began raining during President Trump's speech, former President George W. Bush struggled with his poncho, and it was very clear who won the battle. (Hint: it was not Bush.)
Luckily, a Reuter's photographer caught the whole thing, much to the internet's delight.
Within his inauguration speech, Trump took some shots at former presidents as a whole, and declared that he is here to give America back to the people. He said:
Certainly, the message of returning the power of America to the people is a positive one, but it seems kind of a lot to categorize all of the presidents before himself as not working for the people.
I imagine hearing that sentiment in an inaugural address would be enough to make any former president want to put a poncho over his head, but in this case, it looks like Bush's incident was merely an accident. Regardless, it's a good opportunity to break from the seriousness of the event with a little joking from Twitter.
Whoever Took The Pictures Deserves A Raise
The George W. Bush reaction cam during Trump's inauguration speech was lit pic.twitter.com/x33V19MLTn— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) January 20, 2017
A Small But Great Distraction
George W. Bush vs. the poncho was the meme we needed today pic.twitter.com/vu1AEBbYiu— Leigh Munsil (@leighmunsil) January 20, 2017
Truly, It Lightened The Mood
As wack as today is at least we have George Bush tryna put a rain poncho on lmaooo pic.twitter.com/n1rbe91gRx— victoria (@CountOnVic) January 20, 2017
It Was Very Relatable
George W. Bush trying to figure out a poncho is me trying to figure out life ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/nvhqJpxEoP— Brie Santolli (@BrieSantolli) January 20, 2017
It Led To A Revelation
George Bush trying to put on a poncho = rest of world trying to understand how President Trump happened https://t.co/c9oeg3EmGW— Stace (@stackee) January 20, 2017
A Step-By-Step Guide
At Least He Looked Entertained
Some of us are sad today, but others had a great time playing peekaboo with a plastic sheet. pic.twitter.com/yOE0RJkNx8— Kashana (@kashanacauley) January 20, 2017
If You Didn't Smile About Trump, There's This
A Point We Can All Agree On
One Interpretation Of What Was Happening
One Particular Photo Captured Many People's Attitude
Someone Found Something To Be Grateful For
Thank you, George, for making me laugh on such a somber day...— Woodsie (@woodsie_tv) January 20, 2017
PHOTO: George W Bush trying to put on a rain poncho pic.twitter.com/GEqIId3onL
If We're Keeping Score...
Overall, Not A Great Time For Anyone
George W Bush playing with his poncho like a 5 year old while Obama is gloomily watching his legacy get shit upon pic.twitter.com/pd7ulNZmNu— T C (@TC_PUNX) January 21, 2017
In the end, Bush gave up and let the rain wash over him while taking in Trump's speech. Maybe next time there's rain on the forecast for Inauguration Day, he should consider bringing an umbrella instead.