President Donald Trump did not show up for work Wednesday morning, sparking a wave of jokes and memes on social media.
Trump's tardiness was reported by NBC's Hans Nichols. His colleague Ken Dilanian wrote that Trump was "likely watching TV in the residence all morning."
NBC’s @HansNichols just mentioned that Trump has not yet come to work. He’s likely been watching TV in the residence all morning.— Ken Dilanian (@Ken Dilanian)1544632678.0
This is known as Trump's "executive time."
@AdamParkhomenko @jwgop It’s “executive crime, er time”— 🌊 TJ 🛡 (@🌊 TJ 🛡)1544643476.0
@AdamParkhomenko The President is the United States is on the run! 🤔🤷🏼♂️— Joe Brown (@Joe Brown)1544641729.0
@AdamParkhomenko https://t.co/xJkXhWOnRb— Cllr Shepzy (@Cllr Shepzy)1544642065.0
@AdamParkhomenko @ChefFletcher Trump rt now https://t.co/pvWertPZl5— John D (@John D)1544642389.0
Later on, Dilanian said Trump "rolled into the office around noon."
Rolled into the office around noon. https://t.co/7GENTKdWmz— Ken Dilanian (@Ken Dilanian)1544636118.0
If Trump has time to watch TV, the Twitterverse said, he has time to be president... and to face justice for the felonies in which he was recently implicated.
@KenDilanianNBC @PhilipMeowlowe @HansNichols He has the time to stand trial.— Natalie (@Natalie)1544640656.0
@KenDilanianNBC @PhilipMeowlowe @HansNichols Among all of his other impeachable acts, I believe his refusal to actu… https://t.co/REXXtBByOB— Violet Skyye (@Violet Skyye)1544640567.0
@KenDilanianNBC @HansNichols welfare king.— Abiola M (@Abiola M)1544632821.0
@KenDilanianNBC @HansNichols So basically we all work harder than the president? I can’t imagine that the leader of… https://t.co/iWPrFEgAnh— Tanya ✨🏳️🌈 (@Tanya ✨🏳️🌈)1544634697.0
So much for that stamina he boasted about during the campaign.
Remember when Trump took an eight-car motorcade to cross one street? That was only a week ago.
@KenDilanianNBC It was a long walk though... surprised he didn't need a motorcade...— Winttocs "Proud Human Scum" (@Winttocs "Proud Human Scum")1544636758.0
@KenDilanianNBC @HansNichols Low energy Donald.— keith (@keith)1544635659.0
@KenDilanianNBC @HansNichols Not mentioned nearly enough: Laziest President Ever.— Kathleen Steed (@Kathleen Steed)1544634851.0
@KenDilanianNBC @HansNichols low energy, high synergy.— Trace (⌘) (@Trace (⌘))1544634580.0
@AdamParkhomenko @akminmd Stayed in bed because Pelosi hurt his feelings.🤣😆— Lori Holland (@Lori Holland)1544644597.0
Wednesday has certainly been a lousy day for the 45th president, as his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison for his role in violating campaign finance laws in 2016 at the behest of Trump.
@KenDilanianNBC Must have been watching coverage of Cohen sentencing to find out how much jail time Mikey was getting.— Sharon Seaman (@Sharon Seaman)1544636495.0
@KenDilanianNBC @GIowing0rb He was waiting on Cohen sentencing, and discussing with dime-store lawyers about how he… https://t.co/4TxH8YYsfX— cheryl (@cheryl)1544640981.0
Cohen also confessed to lying to Special Counsel Robert Mueller about his and Trump's role in a secret plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the campaign.