Well, it's finally happened. After fighting with Congress, shutting down the government for the longest time in American history, and threatening to do it all again, President Trump has finally pulled the trigger and announced he's going to declare a national emergency to get the billions of dollars needed to build a wall along the Mexican border.
Earlier today, Trump’s press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted a statement saying Trump will sign the current government funding bill, preventing another shutdown—but will also take the unprecedented step of declaring a national emergency to get what he wants.
"[H]e will also take other executive action—including a national emergency—to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border. The President is once again delivering on his promise to build the wall, protect the border, and secure our great country."
Statement on Government Funding Bill: pic.twitter.com/DrNv9D4rEi
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) February 14, 2019
The fact that he's using refugee families to talk about a "humanitarian crisis" when his administration has been tearing those families apart and putting children in cages is maddening enough—but can we talk about Sanders using the freaking Notes App to make this announcement?
conducting government business via notes app water u doing
— Ira (@ira) February 14, 2019
The first reply to this tweet was my thought exactly. Y’all are declaring a national emergency from the “Notes” app of an iphone? https://t.co/BvorS5Nzn2
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) February 14, 2019
We know the entire country has been trapped in a horrific reality TV show ever since Trump took office, but a Notes screenshot is something we'd expect from Taylor Swift struggling to clap back at Kim Kardashian, not the official White House spokesperson announcing actions that could potentially change the course of American politics forever.
this is the way the world ends; not with a bang but a statement written in the notes app
— tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) February 14, 2019
The real finishing touch is how Sanders managed to draw a big black dot on her own statement while she was cropping the screenshot. This is Shitposting 101-level stuff, Sarah.
It probably won't be too much longer before we get a presidential proclamation with emojis in it. May we recommend the poop one?