A sinkhole has just appeared right in front of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. This appeared to have happened while he was visiting the Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and social media responded much like when he touched the glowing orb.
Trump has spent numerous weekends at the Mar-a-Lago resort since taking office. He’s even hosted world leaders such as China’s Xi Jinping and Japan’s Shinzo Abe and has played several rounds of golf there. Twitter users quickly mocked the news of the sinkhole and even though it’s now been two days since it appeared, the jokes continue to be funny.
The sinkhole was definitely a coincidence, but this thanks to social media, it conjured up images of heavenly forces sending clear signs to humanity that something is seriously wrong at the moment. As if we didn’t know that humanity was doomed, social media made the connection for us between the sinkhole and Trump’s visit to Israel. And it’s almost as funny as when he set off an internet firestorm by touching a glowing orb in Saudi Arabia.
Can we get a time stamp on this and the sinkhole opening at Mar-a-lago? pic.twitter.com/n57zX2Ino7
— Schooley (@Rschooley) May 22, 2017
Breaking: God sends really obvious sign https://t.co/rWFZtsJ2Ah
— Chloe Angyal (@ChloeAngyal) May 22, 2017
Twitter has been having a lot of fun with this, as metaphors involving Trump’s “swamp draining” begin to pour in. Another Twitter user thinks that Trump will take ownership of the sinkhole, claiming that it’s “yuge. Tremendous. Real. Great, great sinkhole, believe me.”
@thehill Look, I have the best sinkhole. Everyone’s talking about my sinkhole. It’s yuge. Tremendous. Really. Great, great sinkhole. Believe me.
— Zachary Myers (@zachskymyers) May 22, 2017
Admittedly, the sinkhole isn’t actually that big, but it threatens to expand in size if the cause of it isn’t identified. A new water main has just been installed, and it’s possible that some of the water leaked into the shallow sediment, undercut it, and caused the top section to collapse.
The sinkhole wasn’t even the newsworthy part, it was again, the internet’s reaction to it that made it a sensation. Perhaps the most humorous tweets were the ones linking the sinkhole to the viral glowing orb memes.
A sinkhole just opened in front of President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate https://t.co/vlSlzzwBCP THE ORB DEMANDS SACRIFICE
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 22, 2017
Actions have consequences, people. pic.twitter.com/r0LOrGBldy
— Slade Sohmer (@Slade) May 22, 2017
The orb jokes aren’t even old yet, and now they’ve seemed to evolve to include the “apocalyptic” sinkhole. The internet has really been good at making the Trump presidency humorous. Regardless of who won the election, we knew we’d be supplied with endless jokes. The election itself was nothing less than a gigantic running joke, but at least we have some really funny memes coming from current events.
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