One of the ways I’ve been coping with the anxiety the 2016 presidential election caused is by turning to comedy. Stephen Colbert’s monologs and SNL have been my saving grace throughout this difficult period. Trump’s shenanigans never go unnoticed and in spite of all the frustration and anger they bring about, some people turn them into comedy. The same happened when earlier this week, Pope Francis welcomed President Trump to the Vatican where the two leaders met for the first time face-to-face. The Pope did not appear to be very enthusiastic, to say the least, and as New York Magazine wonderfully put it “while we can’t be certain the photographer wasn’t standing behind the camera saying “everyone whose last name is Trump, please smile….everybody else look miserable as heck,” that’s exactly the result”. Which means that it’s time for memes. Here are some of my favorite:
It's our big Star Wars preview reveal day at Vanity Fair! pic.twitter.com/3VFD9pIdTv
— Matt Lynch (@mbradylynch) May 24, 2017
Pope's face when he found out he has to hear Trump's confession. pic.twitter.com/2fDvKz5v1N
— Darth Putin (@DarthPutinKGB) May 24, 2017
"Can you please not post this on any social media? I don’t want my boss seeing.” – Pope Francis pic.twitter.com/o4IKtD16Oj
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) May 24, 2017
The Addams Family reboot looks rubbish. pic.twitter.com/L9MWhmnY5c
— Richard Littler (@richard_littler) May 24, 2017
Pope Francis is literally my favorite angsty teen pic.twitter.com/2lOab6gv2J
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) May 24, 2017
How did things go at the Vatican?
Ivanka and Melania: "No Comment"
Trump: "Terrific, The Best!"
The Pope: "God Help Me…Literally" pic.twitter.com/Q6qwOyAsKs
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) May 24, 2017
7. And now my favorite one:
Pope Your Enthusiasm pic.twitter.com/joAC3sk5oe
— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) May 24, 2017
Pope Francis gave the president a copy of his 2015 encyclical on climate change, and Trump mentioned that the meeting had been “fantastic”.
Honor of a lifetime to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. I leave the Vatican more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world. pic.twitter.com/JzJDy7pllI
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2017