And we had even sort of forgotten about the adventures of Ben Carson.
On Tuesday, the Housing and Urban Development secretary got stuck in an elevator while touring an affordable housing complex in Miami, FL, according to The Miami Herald. No, we're not making this up.
The secretary was supposed to meet with former Miami Heat basketball star Alonzo Mourning at the Overtown Courtside Family Apartments. According to the Herald, Mourning now has a nonprofit called AM Affordable Housing and helped develop the housing complex with Miami's Housing Trust Group.
Their meeting was part of a tour Carson is currently doing throughout the country. Footage of the scene shows that the former sports star waited nervously outside of the elevator as Carson got rescued. According to the Herald, the secretary was stuck with Miami-Dade County public housing director Michael Liu and five other people.
Carson was eventually freed after about 20 minutes, but the bizarre incident pretty much made Twitter explode with memes and snarky commentary. For some people, it was absolute proof that karma, God, or a higher power is actually a real thing.
Ben Carson getting trapped in an elevator at one of the public facilities he is now in charge of is all the proof we need that Karma is real— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) April 12, 2017
Ben Carson being stuck in an elevator in a public housing building is God reminding us that she always has the last word.— deray mckesson (@deray) April 12, 2017
Others pitied Mourning, who had to hang out outside while the cabinet member was freed — and who probably felt quite guilty that Carson got stuck in the complex he helped develop.
TFW you're Alonzo Mourning, you find yourself hanging out with Ben Carson for some reason, but he gets stuck in an elevator. pic.twitter.com/3hNRzXOsLK— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) April 12, 2017
Naturally, a bunch of Twitter users just straight-up made fun of Carson — who, according to some folks, doesn't come across as being too smart, despite being a renowned neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate.
HUD Secretary Ben Carson got stuck in a housing development elevator today. From inside he was heard saying "this is a very spacious studio"— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) April 12, 2017
Miami police authorities have released this video footage of Ben Carson moments before he got stuck in the elevator. pic.twitter.com/JMrS6lqAlP— NUFF 💬 (@nuffsaidNY) April 12, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Sec Ben Carson gets stuck in an elevator. Forced to eat the other passengers to survive.— (((WayneSchneider))) (@WayneASchneider) April 12, 2017
Realizing he could go, could go down, but he's stuck going nowhere, Ben Carson has an epiphany that the elevator is a metaphor for his life.— Bob Dawson (@xsstringer) April 12, 2017
As usual, there were a couple of users who had absolutely no chill.
Ben Carson got stuck in an elevator, meanwhile America is stuck in the 1960s under the Trump agenda.— Simar (@sahluwal) April 12, 2017
What a perfect metaphor for Ben Carson being in charge of HUD. https://t.co/7rondncRni— teropaananen (@teropaananen) April 12, 2017
Carson is obviously safe and sound now, continuing the Miami leg of his national listening tour. But if this bizarre episode can teach us anything, it's that reality really is stranger than fiction.
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