A sinkhole opened up near the White House on Tuesday and Twitter wags immediately brought the gags.
D.C. Police shared a photo of the depression in the ground just one block away from President Donald Trump’s official residence:
Street Bridge/Maintenance and DDOT ROP crews are en route for repairs and traffic control
Motorists can utilize 18th St, 15th St, K St, Virginia Ave, Constitution Ave as alternative pic.twitter.com/VRno3fTBjR
— DC Police Traffic (@DCPoliceTraffic) January 22, 2019
Sinkhole just opened up on 17th street NW, one block away from the White House! pic.twitter.com/JjSMA1gm1I
— Sergio Gor (@SergioGor) January 22, 2019
In response, Tweeters cracked jokes about the significance of the sinkhole appearing during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history and noted the many others that had formed during Trump’s time in office:
Unfortunately the Metaphor Department is furloughed.
— Jimmy Sands (@JimmyHSands) January 22, 2019
2017: Sinkhole opens up at Mar-a-Lago.
2018: Sinkhole opens up on White House lawn.
2019: Today, a sinkhole opened up a block away from the White House.
Hell wants their demon back.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) January 23, 2019
As a second sinkhole opens up near the White House, Trump is desperately renegotiating with the netherworld for for two more years on the human plane https://t.co/Axrd08TP6O
— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) January 23, 2019
Is that where Mitch McConnell is?
— pat tracy (@pattracy2) January 22, 2019
The portal has opened.
More are coming.
We. Are. Doomed. https://t.co/8HLnjjGY2R
— Sunjeev Bery (@SunjeevBery) January 23, 2019
Apparently a large sinkhole just opened in the street right by the White House, right after the Super Blood Wolf Moon. Once again, it just feels like the writers are being lazy with all this on-the-nose symbolism.
— matt blaze (@mattblaze) January 23, 2019
— (((AlanRosenblatt))) (@DrDigiPol) January 23, 2019
Sinkhole Opens Up Inside White House pic.twitter.com/FLkzdGN9W3
— Mike Denison (@mikd33) January 23, 2019
Ugh even earth is done with attempting to be subtle lol
— Lanaaaaa (@LAnatra_) January 22, 2019
The devil is coming!!! ⚡️ “A sinkhole opens up near the White House”https://t.co/zM0QDDJLsx
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) January 23, 2019
— jane velasco (@gladysclyde) January 22, 2019
WASHINGTON -- A spokesperson for Satan says Hell will be filing suit against sinkhole contractors, Abandon All Hope LLC, who failed to construct a high-priority portal to Hell within the residence of "a top client," as instructed. https://t.co/pv2TUGZYv9
— Gary M. Sarli (@GMSarli) January 22, 2019
A sign of things to come
— crazyhorse (@crazyhorse2126) January 23, 2019
That’s one way to drain the swamp
— Super Wolf Blood Bosh (@TheBosha) January 22, 2019
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