When Donald Trump called Vladimir Putin following his suspicious re-election win, the American president’s national security advisers warned him not to congratulate the notorious Russian president. According to the Washington Post, Trump’s advisers did this by “including a section in his briefing materials in all-capital letters stating ‘DO NOT CONGRATULATE.” So, of course, Trump ignored this and congratulated Putin anyway.
Today, he’s reportedly fuming over the White House leak that’s let the American public in on this. Probably because it makes him look soft on Russia and like a defiant moron who won’t listen to reason. As if either of those things is new information?
Anyhow, us liberals are trying to make it through this dark chapter in American history as best we can, by focusing on hope and raucously mocking our national embarrassment-in-chief. So, let’s enjoy Late Night with Seth Meyers’ latest comical evisceration of Trump’s latest wtf faux-pas.
But Meyers wasn’t the only one having fun with the continued nightmare that is Trump’s too-cozy relationship with Putin. This puppet POTUS was roundly mocked on Twitter with the latest meme his bad behavior inspired.
DO NOT CONGRATULATE pic.twitter.com/ioQjGjKPcr— Max Burns (@themaxburns) March 20, 2018
“DO NOT CONGRATULATE” is what it says on my organ donor card.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) March 20, 2018
HEY KID WHAT DOES DO NOT CONGRATULATE MEAN pic.twitter.com/yjPLZVDv1r— Jeff Tiedrich (@jefftiedrich) March 21, 2018
"DO NOT CONGRATULATE" pic.twitter.com/T7eAiUiqlb— Adam Isacson (@adamisacson) March 21, 2018
DO NOT CONGRATULATE pic.twitter.com/Jh1DxXJ0UK— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) March 20, 2018
Note: DO NOT CONGRATULATE PUTIN— m i t h (@ManInTheHoody) March 21, 2018
Trump calling Putin: pic.twitter.com/qkpAC2YzM4
DO NOT CONGRATULATE pic.twitter.com/xZi2ASNw1A— Diane McCarty (@imjustdiane) March 21, 2018
If someone just leaves a note saying DO NOT RESIGN on Trump's desk, we could be out of this mess by Monday.— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) March 21, 2018
And naturally, RuPaul worked a plug in there, like a true queen.
RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 starts tonight!
(See that header image was a pun and remotely relevant!)