The internet couldn’t handle the fact that President Donald Trump used his chief of staff for the purpose of killing insects.
The news broke late Friday that among the many duties as Trump’s chief, Reince Priebus was tasked with killing a fly for him. The former head of the Republican Party official lost his job after being asked to leave Air Force One and was abandoned in a car in the motorcade.
In a twist of irony, former President Barack Obama made news during an interview in which he killed a fly that was buzzing around him. The move at the time prompted hilarity about the president’s kung fu-like skills.
Here’s a video of the incident:
Just sayin, Obama didn’t need anyone to catch his flies. pic.twitter.com/8zOBEK3A3C
— Sarah Burris (@SarahBurris) July 29, 2017
And here are some of the most hilarious tweets of the night:
Alas, he went for the fly instead of the large insect behind the desk. Priebus, the biggest sycophant in the room deserves no sympathy.
— blueidaho (@svskier1) July 29, 2017
But that was only the first challenge. . . the other 12 were increasingly disturbing. Priebus only made it to 4. Bannon is at 9.
— Stephanie L. Schatz (@SLSchatz) July 29, 2017
Priebus was ordered to swallow the fly,
… then a spider, then a bird, then a cat, etc…
— (((MK-Ultra))) (@MaryKateClark) July 29, 2017
Priebus’ tongue promptly shot three feet from his mouth and snagged the fly mid-flight.
— eatbees (@eatbees) July 29, 2017
I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that Gen. Kelly won’t put up with that.
— Patrick (@SayNoToFascists) July 29, 2017
He’s not even really qualified for that.
— Roll Out Strohl Out (@StevenMStrohl) July 29, 2017
Twist: he couldn’t use his hands, he had to dehumanize the fly until it lost its will to go on
— Ian Fortey (@IanFortey) July 29, 2017
This literally makes me . Wouldn’t be great if the story took a turn that Priebus followed the instr to kill the fly by hitting Trump?! https://t.co/HBQV55kHyq
— kathinated (@kathinated) July 29, 2017
— Demforever (@rath_22) July 29, 2017
— Paul Glader (@PaulGlader) July 29, 2017
To paraphrase Offspring: Pretty white for a flyguy.
— Thoughtslime (@DoublePlusGoo) July 29, 2017
I’m sure a 45 yr career U.S. Marine general is gonna alove being summoned by Trump to his office to kill flies. https://t.co/zmQ9aYcnUi
— J.D. Evermore (@jd_evermore) July 29, 2017
— Vincent Frank (@VincentFrankNFL) July 29, 2017
I’m never complaining when my mom asks me to reach her a can of tomatoes from the top shelf again. https://t.co/cmLJVa7G67
— J.K. Porterfield (@JK_Porterfield) July 29, 2017
If he didn’t order him to eat it then it’s not Survivor https://t.co/NQxTIUcrY9
— Alex Leo (@AlexMLeo) July 29, 2017
Leave Jeff Goldblum alone, man. https://t.co/BA0QDcDV6V
— Mike Futter (@Futterish) July 29, 2017
(Not the fly on the front of Trump’s pants – that’s already dead from fast food, old age, and the stress of having a job he stinks at.) https://t.co/SRCP1UFBAM
— Rick G. Rosner (@dumbassgenius) July 29, 2017
Even Montgomery Burns wouldn’t ask Smithers to do this https://t.co/bCkuKelr83
— Mark R. Yzaguirre (@markyzaguirre) July 29, 2017