Donald Trump is president, and a sinkhole has formed on the White House lawn.
Listen, I’m not saying the two are related, but this is the second sinkhole to have formed in the vicinity of the Trump family in the last two years.
In fact, a sinkhole appeared outside Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate EXACTLY ONE YEAR AGO TODAY.
If that’s not a direct sign from … somewhere … people, I don’t know what is.
On Tuesday, reporters noticed a menacing-looking sinkhole on the White House’s North Lawn and decided to share some photos.
For all the non-believers out there, here it is in its hellish glory.
This hole in the Earth appears to have been outlined with caution tape and orange cones (very official!), and it’s creeping toward the residence of the president himself. As Voice of America’s White House Bureau Chief Steve Herman, noted, it’s “growing larger by the day.”
Normally we’d be like eh, a sinkhole, it’s probably fine. But it seems like nature might be trying to tell Trump something.
On May 22, 2017, Palm Beach Daily News reported that a 4-foot by 4-foot sinkhole had appeared “directly in front of” Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. For those who’ve blocked 2017 out of their brains, this happened right after Trump encountered that orb in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and memes went flying.
A spokeswoman from the National Park Service told ABC that sinkholes are often caused by heavy rain, like the rain D.C. has recently experienced. “We do not believe it poses any risk to the White House or is representative of a larger problem,” she said.
While that may be the official explanation, many joked that the sinkhole is actually Melania’s escape tunnel, Trump’s attempt at “draining the swamp,” or simply a sad metaphor for the state of the country.
If this were a novel I was editing I’d delete the corny and over-the-top metaphor about a sink hole in the White House lawn with the note: “I know you can do better.”
— Tina Dupuy (@TinaDupuy) May 22, 2018
An actual sink hole is opening at the White House. There’s no punchline I can add that sums it up better than the fact that an actual sink hole is opening at the White House
— James Sabata (@JamesSabata) May 22, 2018
The sink hole at the White House is the best news of this administration
— Alexa (@actuallyalexa) May 22, 2018
Our interpretation is that it’s simply a fiery portal to hell connecting the White House and the “winter White House.”
We hereby declare May 22 to be National Sinkhole (in front of a Trump residence) Day. Be sure to celebrate.
UPDATE: May 22, 2018, 5:11 p.m. EDT Updated to include comment from National Park Service.
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