Congratulations President Donald Trump, you just played yourself.
On Wednesday, the president of the United States tweeted about a recent Gallup poll showing that 69 percent of Americans expect their financial situation to improve in the coming year.
“Nice!” he added.
The Gallup Poll just announced that 69% of our great citizens expect their finances to improve next year, a 16 year high. Nice!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 13, 2019
While this is unremarkable to many people, it isn’t to those of us on Twitter who are always on the lookout for unknowing participants in the great game.
For the uninformed (and with apologies to Sherlock Holmes fans), the game in question is the internet tradition whereby any mention or use of the number 69, in any context whatsoever, must be greeted with “nice.” If you’re wondering why the hell that is, it’s because of sex stuff. Go on Urban Dictionary, look up “69” and you’ll find that the number is shorthand for sex things.
Naturally, Trump’s inadvertent involvement in the Funny 69 Sex Number Game set Twitter abuzz, and hilarity abounded:
this, this is why we can't have the Nice thing https://t.co/ermK7Rtaeo
— Patrick Blanchfield (@PatBlanchfield) February 13, 2019
and now, in the Year of Our Lord 2019, a presidential nice https://t.co/kITa1VQlnr
— Brett ______ (@BrettRedacted) February 13, 2019
does he know or is this a happy coincidence https://t.co/vOrPI67sX9
— Dylan Scott (@dylanlscott) February 13, 2019
I will block anybody that does a 69/Nice joke from now on because of this. https://t.co/XdsUu0V3q0
— Women 4 the Handsome Jeff (@JeffWantPoppers) February 13, 2019
is this an intentional "nice" to follow a "69" or am I just more immature than Trump? https://t.co/Qen7jHCzUo
— Row-Xan Barrs (@whothecanuck) February 13, 2019
Did the president just tweet a 69 joke???? https://t.co/ztvkhyZIIh
— Sam Stein (@samstein) February 13, 2019
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.