President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday morning and predicted that he will face challenges in the courts. The way the president delivered his remarks, however, was... different.
It started off normally by today's standards.
"The order is signed, and I'll sign the final papers as soon as I get into the Oval Office and we will have a national emergency," Trump said in the White House Rose Garden.
As a practicing attorney I cannot emphasize this strongly enough: he's trying to recite something someone tried to… https://t.co/kAUkP6OSOc— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool) 1550252922.0
Trump began vocalizing an upward inflection at the end of every phrase... like he was singing an Ed Sheeran song. Big thanks to the Gregory Brothers for this gem.
The thing is it really works:
Why did Trump sing his national emergency declaration to an Ed Sheeran song? Pretty weird if you ask us! cc… https://t.co/FrUpfHn06e— The Gregory Brothers, but November (@The Gregory Brothers, but November) 1550253005.0
Sing along with the chorus:
"And we will then be sued, and they will sue us in the Ninth Circuit even though it shouldn't be there, and we will possibly get a bad ruling, and then we'll get another bad ruling, and then we'll end up in the Supreme Court, and hopefully we'll get a fair shake, and we'll win at the Supreme Court."
"Just like the ban. They sued us in the Ninth Circuit and we lost in the appellate division, and then we went to the Supreme Court, and we won."
This is the wholesome content we need right now.
@gregorybrothers @arosegregory @edsheeran Thank you for your service to this country— Micaela Blei (@Micaela Blei) 1550254715.0
@gregorybrothers @edsheeran Copystrike trump..Come on ed Sheeran..👊— Anoojasif (@Anoojasif) 1550255891.0
@gregorybrothers @edsheeran Do the whole thing! The internet demands it!— __josh (@__josh) 1550253945.0
@gregorybrothers @edsheeran Autotune can make anybody sound good.— gottawearshades (@gottawearshades) 1550255798.0
@gregorybrothers @edsheeran hahahahaah, thanks!— beverly shillbilly (@beverly shillbilly) 1550255218.0
People had their suspicions during Trump's big break.
Recent presidential history of singing at the podium: Obama “Amazing Grace” Trump “The inevitable legal challeng… https://t.co/Ic0yV5rr2v— Michael Del Moro (@Michael Del Moro) 1550246805.0
Is he singing? #Trump— sue griffith (@sue griffith) 1550246567.0
Singing or signing the bill? 😉 #Trump #NationalEmergency https://t.co/VdBPFcFQAD— Martti Ristimäki (@Martti Ristimäki) 1550250889.0
This is not fake news.
2019 gonna 2019.
omg ... now trump is like, what ... singing? #msnbc— Bmblbeeb🐝 (@Bmblbeeb🐝) 1550246630.0
Is Trump literally singing this speech? What is this even? #FakeTrumpEmergency— Jeremy McNabb (@Jeremy McNabb) 1550246594.0
Next steps include more autotuning, obviously.
I think I found my weekend plans.
@QTRResearch On the bright side, it should make for a dope super deluxe remix.— Michael Randolph (@Michael Randolph) 1550249136.0
Have we reached peak reality show yet?
@QTRResearch https://t.co/43zl9JVq9m— The Laughing Man (@The Laughing Man) 1550251348.0
@QTRResearch I cant tell if this is edited or real— Devon Pearson (@Devon Pearson) 1550250114.0
My brain tried to eat itself when Trump started singing at his press conference. The wrong part of that sentence is hyperbole.— BYRON Turk (@BYRON Turk) 1550246888.0
Happy Presidents Day weekend.