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Blow off some steam with these US presidential election memes

  • Mayzura Munaf
    Mayzura Munaf

    A high school graduate rejoicing in her gap year as a dancer, food-enthusiast and avid explorer of stand-up comedies.

Jakarta | Tue, November 15, 2016 | 11:44 am
Blow off some steam with these US presidential election memes Mexican newspapers headline with Donald Trump's triumph over Hillary Clinton, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. (AP/Marco Ugarte)

With a hopefully peaceful transition of power from President Obama to President-elect Donald Trump about to commence, the internet has seen a re-emergence of memes that capture actual moments in the White House, both past and present, craftily re-imagined with hilarious, absurd captions. 

For those of you who are confused or distraught, this could be a way to blow off some steam. Scroll down through my personal favorites. 

First of all, wave goodbye to the bromance between President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden -- a White House camaraderie that is truly beyond compare.


As quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald, Obama thanked his vice president for “being a great friend”, saying that he loved Biden while speaking at his final White House Correspondent’s Dinner in May. Obama also eulogized Biden’s son Beau, who passed away from brain cancer last year. 

But the memes don’t just stop right there; the internet has characterized Obama and Biden in a lighthearted way to remember these two leaders. 

Joe then becomes this overly-excited man, scheming up ways to pull pranks on President-elect Trump once he arrives in the White House, yet is always being dismissed by his more mature, care-taking bud Obama. 

(Read also: You feel?: How the Internet transforms the English language)

Next up, memes about the White House’s newcomer, Donald Trump, along with his family, have also washed through the internet. 

The memes here mostly question his competency as the upcoming President. 

Photos of the first ever meeting between current First Lady Michelle Obama and upcoming First Lady Melania Trump have also sparked jokes about the time when Melania allegedly plagiarized a part of Michelle’s speech during Trump’s presidential campaign. 

There is also this eerie resemblance between the 2000 episode of The Simpsons, “Bart to the Future”, which predicted Trump’s presidency, and the reality of Trump as US president-elect now. How uncanny. 

Here is just an adorable one on former candidate Bernie Sanders. He too shall never be forgotten. 

As Obama said in the wake of the presidential election results, “The sun is up.” It is not the end of the world, so let us all root for Trump’s success, one meme at a time. 


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