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 teach him with no context or understanding of what he is actually saying-like a 2nd grader reciting an account of battle of Waterloo. pic.twitter.com/CL4Nw5DIMP
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) February 15, 2019
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:
— The Gregory Brothers (@gregorybrothers) February 15, 2019
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.
Thank you for your service to this country
— Micaela Blei, PhD (@mblei) February 15, 2019
Copystrike trump..Come on ed Sheeran..👊
— Anoojasif (@anoojasif) February 15, 2019
Do the whole thing! The internet demands it!
— __josh (@__josh) February 15, 2019
Autotune can make anybody sound good.
— gottawearshades (@gottawearshades) February 15, 2019
— scott clampett (@sclampett) February 15, 2019
People had their suspicions during Trump’s big break.
Recent presidential history of singing at the podium:
Obama “Amazing Grace”
Trump “The inevitable legal challenges and appeals process for my national emergency declaration”
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) February 15, 2019
Is he singing? #Trump
— sue griffith (@soosie_soo) February 15, 2019
— Martti Ristimäki (@MarttiRistimaki) February 15, 2019
This is not fake news.