President Trump is under intense scrutiny for his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, and on Thursday, he responded to the backlash in the most bizarre way possible: by trolling Rosie O'Donnell on Twitter. Yup, you heard that correctly. The president actually dug up a five-month-old tweet from his celebrity archnemesis to suggest that he had been correct in his controversial dismissal. If the situation wasn't so serious, this would be kind of hilarious. But thanks to Twitter, Trump's tweet to Rosie O'Donnell has become a meme, giving us all a little something to laugh about, even in such politically depressing times.
Trump retweeted a December 2016 post from Rosie O'Donnell that read "FIRE COMEY," adding the commentary, "We finally agree on something Rosie." Trump was attempting to make a point to liberals who were once furious with Comey for potentially costing Hillary Clinton the election last year, yet are now furious with the White House for firing him.
Of course, the situation isn't so black-and-white. Trump once praised the FBI director for his decisions regarding Clinton's email scandal, but has decided to fire him now, in the middle of an investigation that could potentially reveal inappropriate links between Trump and Russian officials during the 2016 election.
While Trump may have attempted to make light of this, O'Donnell was quick to remind him of the gravity of the situation. "u don't even realize the kind of trouble u r in," O'Donnell responded on Twitter.
O'Donnell may not have found Trump's tweet very funny, but Twitter sure did. Here are some of the internet's best responses:
Trump Is Basically The Great Gatsby
it's days like this I wonder if Rosie O'Donnell is secretly trump's daisy buchanan— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) May 11, 2017
and this whole thing has just been to impress her
Trump just can't seem to get over her. It's OK, Donald. Keep reaching for the green light.
That Smirk, Though
Aides: "Sir, I think if you just lay low and don't do or say anything stup-"— Jenna Mullins (@JBomb11) May 11, 2017
Trump: "I'm gonna tweet about Rosie O'Donnell."
The thought of Trump actually smiling like this while he writes his morning tweets legitimately terrifies me.
A President Never Forgets
I can't remember who tweeted what five minutes ago. Trump remembers "Rosie O'Donnell" tweeting five months ago. Great mind there, @POTUS— NoMoGods (@NoMoGods) May 11, 2017
To be honest, it's pretty impressive. Now if only he could remember to sign his executive orders.
Or Maybe He Just Reads Reddit
The Rosie O'Donnell tweet was posted on the Trump subreddit about 20 minutes before the president tweeted it pic.twitter.com/xGuuwCFVK7— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) May 11, 2017
Very comforting to know that our president maybe possibly sits in the Oval Office scrolling through r/The_Donald on Reddit.
An Alternate Version
We finally agree on something Rosie. https://t.co/twwM8pgMgS— Robert Kessler (@robertkessler) May 11, 2017
If only this were the tweet Trump responded to. I think Rihanna could really bring this country together.
Just Your Typical Crazy Ex-Boyfriend
Trump responding to Rosie O'Donnell's tweet from December 2016 is basically your crazy ex taking 5 months to come up with a comeback pic.twitter.com/6xGNiwxo0B— Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) May 11, 2017
Don't you hate when you think of the perfect comeback five months too late?
Could This Be The Real Reason Comey Was Fired?
Does it make Trump-sense to anybody else that Comey was fired just so that he could stick it to a half-year old Rosie O'Donnel Tweet? https://t.co/kHw4Iyqh89— I Hate Everything (@UberMisery) May 11, 2017
Perhaps Trump has silently been plotting revenge since December.
The Rosie O'Donnell Amendment
its too late now, but for future instances can we amend the constitution to include tweet trolling @Rosie as an impeachable offence?— Ciaran freeman (@Ciaranfreeman) May 11, 2017
An oddly specific, but necessary amendment to the Constitution.
Is This Normal?
The president spends his days going through old Rosie O’Donnell tweets, you know, like most presidents. https://t.co/CpvIkB9aJu— Tom Reynolds (@tomreynolds) May 11, 2017
I wonder if Obama did the same thing.
Someone was clearly not amused.
It's pretty concerning that the president of the United States is literally spending his time either scrolling through months of Rosie O'Donnell tweets or searching himself on Reddit. But at least the internet has given us a reason to laugh about it. And hey, sometimes that's all you can do to keep from crying.