Eamon Javers, a Washington correspondent for CNBC covering the Trump White House, shared an image on Twitter Monday morning. The photo showed flooding in the White House basement.
The image showed cubicles and desk chairs on a carpet with a spreading pool of water.
Javers captioned the image:
"It’s official: The White House basement is flooding."
It’s official: The White House basement is flooding. https://t.co/f1DR6awE89— Eamon Javers (@Eamon Javers) 1562594044.0
In a later update, Javers notified Twitter:
"Update: swamp draining in progress. WH leaks appear contained. Press pool dry."
Update: swamp draining in progress. WH leaks appear contained. Press pool dry. https://t.co/crYTdjelG5— Eamon Javers (@Eamon Javers) 1562595809.0
@EamonJavers That’s one way to drain the swamp... Is there a human sucking up size?— silenceiscompliance (@silenceiscompliance) 1562605400.0
Then in a further update, the CNBC correspondent added:
"Update 2: WH staffers now looking for the source of the leak."
Update 2: WH staffers now looking for the source of the leak. https://t.co/k8V0GHdenE— Eamon Javers (@Eamon Javers) 1562605542.0
...as well as:
"That hole is really deep. There’s a ladder for people to climb way down below the surface."
That hole is really deep. There’s a ladder for people to climb way down below the surface. https://t.co/EMpYrE6nlx— Eamon Javers (@Eamon Javers) 1562609404.0
@EamonJavers It’s just the White House crying. 🙁— Kelley Lin (@Kelley Lin) 1562603544.0
@EamonJavers Trump is finally taking the country underwater...So much for draining the swamp— Michael Martin (@Michael Martin) 1562594780.0
@EamonJavers Tell Trump that you’ve found the source of the leaks.— Woke 🤨 (@Woke 🤨) 1562597069.0
@EamonJavers These heavy-handed metaphors keep popping up to remind us that contrary to what was promised the White… https://t.co/4zPfE3b4bw— Adam Best (@Adam Best) 1562598729.0
@adamcbest @EamonJavers https://t.co/8w9L0AXajo— The Rookie ❤️ (@The Rookie ❤️) 1562600008.0
@EamonJavers What a swamp!!!! Kick out the Republican rats 🐀!— RawrMEWLLER_SAVAGE_Do_Nothing_Wirch (@RawrMEWLLER_SAVAGE_Do_Nothing_Wirch) 1562600450.0
@EamonJavers The leaks from this White House just don't stop.— 🏳️🌈 PirateCat 🏴☠️🐱🇨🇦 🏳️🌈 (@🏳️🌈 PirateCat 🏴☠️🐱🇨🇦 🏳️🌈) 1562599672.0
@TimODee16 @EamonJavers It's the White House, they can't find a leak to save their life.— Stories Of Laverna🏳️🌈🐙🤘🏴☠️ (@Stories Of Laverna🏳️🌈🐙🤘🏴☠️) 1562599200.0
People had questions about the very long tunnel under the White House.
@EamonJavers Is it just me or does this look like a portal to Hell? 🤔— Linda Childers (@Linda Childers) 1562604257.0
Some wondered if a recent event's funding could have been better used to fight the White House flooding.
@EamonJavers @themistocles_w But instead of fixing a Historical Building with the taxpayers money. Let’s have a big… https://t.co/yqfmevd5y9— mynana58 (@mynana58) 1562595266.0
Some thought perhaps the wet spot was not the result of the heavy rains or a water leak.
@EamonJavers @EileenPMcLaugh2 You sure that's not where Benedict Donald was standing, when he heard about Epstein?— Sandra Burleson #resist (@Sandra Burleson #resist) 1562596059.0
@EamonJavers Maybe it's when @realDonaldTrump peed himself when he learned of the Epstein arrest.— Holden Caulfield (@Holden Caulfield) 1562594210.0
@EamonJavers Was that what happened when @realDonaldTrump found out about the Epstein arrest? https://t.co/rZJ6unFVNP— Bonnie (@Bonnie) 1562598006.0
Others offered visual aids to the discussion.
@EamonJavers https://t.co/6Utu4WePKx— Sharon 🎆 (@Sharon 🎆) 1562598917.0
@EamonJavers Everything Trump touches, dies.— _____🧷_____ (@_____🧷_____) 1562596016.0
@squeekymom0626 @EamonJavers King Midas in Reverse - CSN&Y https://t.co/yvbyKTWZXz— L Latimer (@L Latimer) 1562604878.0
But some people thought it might be a sign.
@EamonJavers Anymore sinkholes lately? Plague or pestilence?— Ron (@Ron) 1562599429.0
@EamonJavers @brittanyadesso Wasps in Alabama, Floods in the WH..sounds like something is coming...— BAFTM (@BAFTM) 1562594686.0
The White House is getting a little taste of the climate apocalypse. https://t.co/POUcz530Mb— csdickey (@csdickey) 1562598279.0
#Earthquakes in #California; #Thunderstorms and #Tanks in DC; #Trump STILL in the @WhiteHouse? Can the Four Horsem… https://t.co/nNUlKnUNp2— TrumpsBrain (@TrumpsBrain) 1562281863.0
The flooding is likely the result of heavy rapid rainfall that caused flash floods throughout Washington DC.
DC is really flooding y'all https://t.co/hKql997Tdu— Dolapo (@Dolapo) 1562616767.0