President Donald Trump started his Thursday morning by comparing immigration to telling people to get off his lawn. The comment has become a meme used by young people to mock angry old men screaming at them.
CNN host Brian Stelter also noted the “fun fact” that the series of tweets on immigration marks the first time the president has called something “insane” since being elected to the presidency.
Fun fact: This is Trump’s first tweet calling something “insane” since he was elected president. https://t.co/8fBiTZUB2d
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 5, 2018
Some immediately reacted to what they called an example of the president’s cruelty. Others were quick to post their own gifs and memes of angry, elderly people and troll the president. You can see the best of the best below:
If people who had been brutalized and were in fear for their own & their children’s lives were standing on my front lawn, I would try to help them – but that might be just because I’m not a sick, cruel, racist scumsucking sociopath.
— TwentyThreeWitches (@GuitarAbuser) July 5, 2018
If a person showed up on my front lawn with a child and running from someone who wanted to cause them harm, I like to think I’d invite them in and try to get them some help, not tell them “OUT”.
— Nikki Palluzzi (@NikkiP84) July 5, 2018
If someone is standing on my front lawn the first thing I say is “how may I help you” I don’t say OUT
— Andrea Wright (@vunkin) July 5, 2018
But if they were on my front lawn, I would invite them in for lemonade and see about getting them more help.
— Sharon Madden (@MadRolfer) July 5, 2018
— Brent Bourgeois (@brentbourgeois) July 5, 2018
I think Trump has only ever watched a lawn being mowed, & that was for a #PhotoOp with a kid.
Trump reads nothing, & listens to experts only slightly more! His comparison is ridiculous of course, NO ONE would separate children, & LOSE THEM in another state for walking on lawn!
— Christine W; Where are the children? (@Christine_W0) July 5, 2018
Bro, my front lawn isn’t the land of the free….it’s my front lawn…you bum
— Jonathon (@JMoore4LSU) July 5, 2018
Also first tweet by Trump expressing self awareness. He literally realizes that he is essentially a crazy privileged old guy shouting at people to get off his lawn
— Will Cooper (@CooperWill18) July 5, 2018
What if the person standing in my front lawn was a woman with a black eye and a crying child?
— Skip Kraiss (@SkipKraiss) July 5, 2018
Trump doesn’t like Mexicans on his lawn if they don’t mow the grass. pic.twitter.com/iMZ0J9Njdm
— The Sour Kraut 🍺 (@wefunkster) July 5, 2018
Donald Trump is a 72 year old white man. The only thing surprising about him saying, “get off my lawn” is that it took him this long to say it.
— Joel Mendelson (@JPMendelson) July 5, 2018
Did Trump really just tweet, GET OFF MY LAWN? 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/kEYffvkQHf
— Paul Dutzy (@honolulubluefan) July 5, 2018
*Old man rage-tweets pic.twitter.com/mfcds1jV1F
— (((Charles Young))) (@CharlieYoungEsq) July 5, 2018
Old man yells at immigrants to get off his lawn!
— Eric Torrico (@torricoart) July 5, 2018
GET OFF MY LAWN!
Calm down grandpa 😹😹😹 pic.twitter.com/J0memJUdvB
— pelagatosufridor (@plagatosufridor) July 5, 2018
— Laura Walker 🍸🇺🇸 (@LauraWalkerKC) July 5, 2018
— Amy (@AZwryter) July 5, 2018
Donald Trump is yelling at immigrants on his front lawn.
We’re almost at President Abe Simpson.
— Santa Claus, CEO 🎅🏻 (@SantaInc) July 5, 2018
GET OFF MY FRONT LAWN!!! Said the Angry old man! #MAGA #ThursdayThoughts #HappyFourth #Happy4thofJuly @ShepNewsTeam #News #WorldCup #USA #MarchForOurLives @FoxNews @CNN @MSNBC @chrislhayes @Lawrence @JoeNBC @AriMelber @MsTaraDowdell @hardball @MichaelAvenatti @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/y75C9QLoqr
— Nomad! (@NOMADD11) July 5, 2018
“Get off my lawn” pic.twitter.com/MKKOwjTZfF
— Robert (@Penticton_88) July 5, 2018
— The Multiplied Mom (@multipliedmoms) July 5, 2018
It’s official, @POTUS is the “get off my lawn” old cranky guy.
— shedsquatch (@chrisbray47) July 5, 2018