Here’s the thing: when a tweet appears from @realDonaldTrump, there’s little doubt that it came straight from the real Donald Trump — a fact that drives all liberals crazy and makes half of conservatives nervous.
But you never really did know with Barack Obama just who was tweeting. The @POTUS account was a committee effort, and @BarackObama actually belonged to and was run by former campaign staffers, with a “-BO” indicating it was the man himself speaking.
So is this a heartfelt birthday message straight from Barack Obama to his brother Joe Biden, or another message carefully crafted by a group of political staffers. Fans of Obama don’t seem to care; some of them admit to being too busy crying to notice.
ME: Joe, about halfway through the speech, I’m gonna wish you a happy birth–
BIDEN: IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 20, 2017
CAN YOU PLEASE COME BACK NOW DAD https://t.co/H5ogjWrYia
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) November 20, 2017
Not bad, racking up more than half-a-million likes within three hours.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) November 20, 2017
Have we reached meme singularity? https://t.co/xN4UfMNbwr
— Sadzocracy (@Sadzocracy) November 20, 2017
When you've accepted your meme status https://t.co/XJLHWkpQN1
— Caro Normandy (@Caro_Normandy) November 20, 2017
We think Obama got there earlier than this; say, about the time he was interviewed by the green-lipped YouTube star who bathes in Cheerios, or when he slow-jammed the news, or when he literally dropped the mic at Nerd Prom.
Obama is memeing himself but my dad yelled at me and pushed me out of the oval office when I tried to say "thanks obama" when I met him…. https://t.co/5mqr5O6hum
— Emily Jennings (@emjenn) November 20, 2017
tfw the meme is well executed https://t.co/V1J9SmJ4DV
— Aaron Sankin (@ASankin) November 20, 2017
HE'S DOING THE MEME. https://t.co/uhaTOC8ar3
— Tracy Hahn-Burkett (@THahnBurkett) November 20, 2017
OBAMA DID THE LIQUID SWORDS MEME!!!
— Carsmile Steve (@CarsmileSteve) November 20, 2017
am I crazy or did Obama do an homage to the LIQUID SWORDS tweet here? https://t.co/BRd3Mcv7I9
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) November 20, 2017
you spelled “liquid swords” wrong https://t.co/9dycKWUC8P
— Philip Bump (@pbump) November 20, 2017
For what it’s worth, here’s the “Liquid Swords” meme everyone’s talking about:
REPORTER: Ms O'Neil, what's your favourite Wu Tang album?
O'NEIL: What kind of question is —
[baby grabs mic]
BABY: LIQUID SWORDS pic.twitter.com/9ppweAZgKy
— Pat Caruana (@patbcaruana) September 14, 2017
Obama created his own Biden meme! My favorite bromance ever. <3 https://t.co/nslZGimKnj
— Belle 🌹 Resists (@BelleResist) November 20, 2017
This man tweeted a meme, nothing but respect for the REAL president https://t.co/Z30SFAiD4c
— charlene loves bill and lauren♛ (@honeymoonmcr) November 20, 2017
Dang, Obama tweets a meme and America goes nuts. Trump tweets a CNN/fake news meme and …
Barack understands memes.
He also makes quality memes.
He might just be the greatest president ever. https://t.co/EHvLrT2Oke
— Thelonious Martin™ (@KingThelonious) November 20, 2017
Greatest president ever? Nice, but we’re sticking with our original suspicion:
Good job staying relevant, social media intern. https://t.co/jong2t4vNI
— Ashley Rae (@Communism_Kills) November 20, 2017
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