People online are using humor to deal with the government shutdown.
The GOP’s failure to keep the federal government running came on the one year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, so many tweeters seized the chance to troll the president.
Some referenced the dystopian horror movie “The Purge,” while others mocked Trump’s inability to prevent the shutdown from happening.
A sampling of the responses are below:
safe purge everyone— andy levy (@andylevy) January 20, 2018
Executive Time for everyone.— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) January 20, 2018
Trump promised to run the country like he runs his businesses. That's the only promise he has kept:— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) January 20, 2018
It's been a year, folks. And the first year ends with a shutdown. Stay tuned for season two.— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) January 20, 2018
LEAKED: President Trump's Official Government Shutdown Briefing pic.twitter.com/C1Ui2ZcuTw— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 19, 2018
Shutdown Law is in effect. Protect your perimeter. Trust no one.— Todd Zwillich (@toddzwillich) January 20, 2018
This is the largest audience ever to watch the federal government shut down--period! #TrumpInaugurationPlusOne— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) January 20, 2018
"This is not a test. This is your emergency broadcast system announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge sanctioned by the U.S Government."— Ben (@BenHowe) January 20, 2018
Yay! We're a dysfunctional Republic!— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 20, 2018
The government is shut down. The purge will commence in 5....4....3....2....1.....— Wells Adams (@WellsAdams) January 20, 2018
It is now midnight. The One Year Anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration has arrived. The Purge has begun.— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) January 20, 2018
The Government is shut down, except for essential personnel. All crime is legal until further notice.
Your non-functioning Government thanks you.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.