The 24/7 saga that is the Trump administration continues. President Trump announced via Twitter (where else?) that he has replaced his White House chief of staff, and the internet, as always, had some things to say about it. These tweets and memes about Trump firing Reince Priebus, whom he replaced with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, pretty much sum up the cutthroat nature of business as usual at the White House. We're not quite at Game of Thrones level right now, but yikes.
In a tweet announcing the news, Trump wrote: "I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff." USA Today reported that, "Priebus's dismissal capped a tumultuous six months marked by staff turmoil and political reversals that Trump often blamed on his chief of staff." Additionally, the news outlet noted that Rick Tyler, a Republican political analyst, said, "Kelly has the massive task of getting a dysfunctional White House to function — but for that to happen he has to get an out of control President under control. I don't give him much chance of success but as Trump likes to say, 'Time will tell.'"
House Speaker Paul Ryan congratulated Kelly on his new role in a statement, but not before praising Priebus for his time spent as White House Chief of Staff. He said:
Ryan's statement sorta reads like Reince died ... pic.twitter.com/Y5KT2N3K9Z— Jackie Kucinich (@JFKucinich) July 28, 2017
And, reading that made me realize that we're only seven months into Trump's four-year tenure of foolery, which is why we need these tweets and memes to soothe us, and remind us that what's going on in the White House is completely bizarre.
1. I Wonder If They Signed NDAs
Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer, James Comey and Mike Flynn sitting around writing their tell-all book pic.twitter.com/azIUfg1G33— Sana Suri (@sanasuri) July 28, 2017
2. A New Way To Play Words With Friends
My favorite thing about Reince Priebus is the fact that if you take all the vowels out of his name, it says "RNC PR BS"— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) July 28, 2017
3. But, Where Is My Piece Of Cake?
Jeff Sessions at the party celebrating John Kelly's new job pic.twitter.com/qAc6bvtTtP— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) July 28, 2017
4. Six-Word News Stories
*spinning obnoxiously large wheel*— brad esposito (@braddybb) July 28, 2017
"On a plane..."
5. We're Literally Living In The Movie Wag The Dog
6. There Are No Commercial Breaks
I left Twitter for 30 minutes to blowdry my hair and Reince Priebus resigned.— Sophie Vershbow (@svershbow) July 28, 2017
7. SMH, Seriously
This gif was made specifically for Reince Priebus getting fired on Twitter by Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/xVuWyUFQw6— Dub (@WMsDiary) July 28, 2017
8. Someone Please Make This Happen
So does this now mean Reince Priebus will be competing against Sean Spicer on Dancing with the Stars??🕺🕺🏻— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) July 28, 2017
9. Working At The White House, An Infographic
10. I Don't Even Know What To Say Anymore
"We would like to thank Reince Priebus for his service and dedication during the Bowling Green Massacre." pic.twitter.com/vqU3UuTW0G— Diane N. Sevenay (@Diane_7A) July 28, 2017
11. A Disaster Of Shakespearean Proportions...
Suddenly I'm reminded of Macbeth: "It is a tale— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) July 28, 2017
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing." Exit Priebus @Reince45
12. ... Or At Least, Game Of Thrones Proportions
First Steve Bannon then Sean Spicer & now Reince Priebus. The White House is turning into game of thrones.— ☜═㋡ (◣﹏◢) (@JMOxQ__) July 28, 2017
Game Of Trump. pic.twitter.com/qwmo39tgkG
Only time will tell what happens next.