Amid the threat of nuclear war, some Twitter users are still trying to lighten the mood by finding the humor in the situation.
The White House loves declaring a theme for each week, and this week’s (unofficial) theme seems to be “nuclear war.”
The talks of impending doom started Tuesday when President Donald Trump said in a press conference that North Korea better not make any more threats against the U.S. or “they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” While the statement was shocking, it was his tweet the next day that furthered the scare mania. In that update, Trump said that the U.S. arsenal was now “far stronger and more powerful than ever before.”
Trump popped up again on Thursday to say maybe “fire and fury” WASN’T “tough enough.” Then to continue nuclear war week, Trump tweeted on Friday that our “military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.”
While some might head for the nearest fallout shelter, the snark lords on Twitter aren’t going to let a little thing like the (maybe) nuclear war get in the way of a good joke.
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) August 11, 2017
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) August 11, 2017
Surely my first concern if His Unhingedness launches nuclear war. But next on list is millions dead. Definitely. https://t.co/u157PT8ViR
— Connie Schultz (@ConnieSchultz) August 11, 2017
2016: Your favorite celebrities died
2017: Reality star starts nuclear war with a tweet while golfing
2018: "How millennials killed us all"
— Nolen Gertz (@ethicistforhire) August 11, 2017
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 11, 2017
— Mitch Garber (@mitchgarber) August 11, 2017
Apprentice, nuclear edition. https://t.co/S1SEvAECVz
— Pedro da Costa (@pdacosta) August 11, 2017
Kelly will impose discipl–*burns to ash in nuclear fire* https://t.co/R77EqGnqa1
— Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) August 11, 2017
Just realized that if Arsenal wins today and we all die in nuclear holocaust before Saturday kickoffs, they'll be champions for eternity.
— Andrew Das (@AndrewDasNYT) August 11, 2017
Perhaps climate change won't matter if winter is coming. Nuclear winter.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) August 11, 2017
my mixtape "locked and loaded" is dropping this nuclear winter
— Ziwe (@ziwe) August 11, 2017
Summer morning nuclear annihilation Twitter is definitely my least favorite Twitter. https://t.co/MQdDxbnoDu
— Susan Davis (@DaviSusan) August 11, 2017
The only hope we have is that the nuclear codes require correct grammar and punctuation.
— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) August 11, 2017
congrats to everyone whose life is going so good they're concerned about nuclear war
— csol (@CourtneySoliday) August 10, 2017
Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics line will soon be worth $1 billion so maybe we should let this nuclear thing happen after all.
— shauna (@goldengateblond) August 10, 2017
I don't necessarily wanna die in a nuclear holocaust so can we just put Trump/Kim J Un on the #MayweatherMcgregor undercard & call it a day?
— Benjamin Zand (@BenjaminZand) August 10, 2017
I can't believe we're gonna go into nuclear war before I ever date josh groban and or the hanson brothers
— kathryn gallagher (@kathryng) August 10, 2017
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