A few short months ago, if Americans could depend on nothing else, they could at least rely upon a steady feed of measured and often bland tweets from the POTUS. Those days ended with the election of President Trump, who had already demonstrated throughout his campaign a shrewd ability to weaponize his Twitter account against even the lowliest of foes. That is, when he wasn't turning tweeting into a megaphone for his unfiltered emotional outbursts. Such was the case on Thursday, when Trump went all caps on everyone after the court refused to reinstate his travel ban. This time, Twitter punched back with a deluge of hilarious comebacks to Trump's "SEE YOU IN COURT" tweet.
Anyone with more than two weeks of online interaction experience knows that the caps-lock key is reserved mostly for one word, maybe two, usually for emphasis — not rage. Trump does not get this at all. Perhaps he has never been on the receiving end of the all-caps tweet or text? Otherwise, how could he miss that the aesthetics alone are big league repellent?
Either way, people on Twitter had some hilarious responses to the "SEE YOU IN COURT" tweet aimed squarely at the people who, well, spend every day in court.
1Giving The ACLU What It Wants
We have been saying this for a while. https://t.co/JFpVlTYUZm— ACLU National (@ACLU) February 10, 2017
Right after Trump won the election, the ACLU put up a banner on its homepage with his face next to words (seriously): "See You In Court." Has Trump been sneaking onto the ACLU website? If so, why?? Discuss amongst yourselves.
2Stephen Colbert Goes Into Full 'Dodgeball' Mode
SEE YOU IN COURT WHERE WE ALREADY ARE BUT A DIFFERENT COURT SHUT UP NO YOU'RE STUPID!— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) February 10, 2017
This is very White Goodman (Ben Stiller) from the 2004 comedy hit Dodgeball. And actually, now that I think about it, Trump seems to have quite a bit in common with the hyper-aggressive gym chain owner...
3Bob Ferguson Is All Of Us Right Now
The Washington state attorney general can't stop a reflexive laugh when hearing of Trump's tweet, before mic-dropping with the simple statement of fact "We've seen him in court twice, and we're two for two."
4Court Is Not Afraid, Guys
He-Who-Shouldn't-Be-President-Of-ANYTHING: "See you in court!"— Sus (@sus4turtles) February 10, 2017
The courts: pic.twitter.com/l5UVhVqXtR
Lady Justice is a lady, after all, and why not a lady in a cheer uniform? I mean, why not?
5Hillary Clinton Owns The Comeback
3-0— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 10, 2017
It may have take some deciphering for certain WH persons, but eventually everyone figured out what Clinton was referring to — the 3-0 signifying that all three judges on the case agreed that Trump's ban on certain travelers could not stand. Brevity with the win here.
6The Dream... The Dream... The Dream
Please please please represent yourself in front of the Supreme Court. I'll never ask for anything else ever again. https://t.co/kNqncAijFN— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) February 10, 2017
Colbert had two golden responses, but this one might actually be my favorite. Just to hear "big league" uttered in front of the eight (nine?) judges and hear their reactions. Maybe we could start a "Draft Lawyer Trump" movement...
7Nyle DiMarco, Ladies And Gentleman
SEE YOU IN COURT— Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) February 10, 2017
in American Sign Language 🔥🔥😂 pic.twitter.com/ozlcznyWvj
The deaf activist Nyle DiMarco is perhaps better known for his modeling and acting... or if you're me, his Dancing With the Stars win two seasons ago (YES). Anyway, his sign language response to Trump's nonsense is pure meme gold.
8Now, If Only Trump Were This Cuddly And Adorable...
It seems about right, doesn't it? Admit it. It does.
9Elle Woods Is Ready
trump: "SEE YOU IN COURT!"— Max Grossman (@GrossmanMax) February 10, 2017
It's called separation of powers, mmkay?
10Does Donald Trump Know What A Court Is?
Donald Trump: See you in Court!— Josh Gwynn (@RegardingJosh) February 10, 2017
The Court: I'm a court so... pic.twitter.com/itq5unj1fY
You have to think he does, but his tweet seems to call his grasp of the legal system's basics into question.
11Paging Reality: We Need A Reality Check Here, Please
DT: *yelling* See you in court!— Molli Moran (@MissMolliWrites) February 10, 2017
There are actual problems to solve, believe it or not. Trump is the president. He should get off Twitter and get on with the business of running the country. And who better to serenade him into that reality than LMM?
Look, most of us know what it's like to hit the "Tweet" button, only to scramble back a minute later and delete the dang thing. To paraphrase an old euphemism, "mistakes are made." The problem for Trump is twofold in that 1) he has millions of followers, so there's zero chance a tweet could go unnoticed, and 2) he refuses to delete or apologize for his copious and destructive nonsense.
The best thing Trump could do now would be to delete his account. Maybe, just maybe, the embarrassment pile will eventually get high enough to convince him. Here's hoping that happens sooner rather than later.