Tuesday, President Donald Trump attempted to walk back his disparaging remarks—both on Twitter Sunday and in Helsinki Monday—about the United States in general and U.S. intelligence agencies in particular.
But after stating he had “a full faith in our intelligence agencies,” the lights at the White House dimmed and then went out.
Some online claim it is karmic retribution.
While others are claiming divine intervention.
Did you like it when the lights went out on him? That was Me.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 17, 2018
Trump began by stating to the assembled reporters,
Let me begin by saying that once again, full faith and support for America’s intelligence agencies. I have a full faith in our intelligence agencies.”
The lights just went out on Trump as he was saying he has “full faith” in the country’s intelligence agencies pic.twitter.com/vrFHdp4sn4
— jordan (@JordanUhl) July 17, 2018
“Whoops, they just turned off the light. That must be the intelligence agencies,” the President mocked.
While the cause is likely far more earthbound and electrical, Trump is by no means alone in making light of the timing of the mini-blackout.
Some of the jokes are a bit more pointed than others, however.
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 17, 2018
The lights just went out during Trump’s speech. GOD I hope that was the X-Men visiting.
— David Blue (@DavidBlue) July 17, 2018
And my favorite moment of that taped statement is when the lights went out as he sat and lied while committing treason #ImpeachTrump
— Tara Dublin Hates Traitors (@taradublinrocks) July 17, 2018
WATCH: Lights go out as Trump mentions intelligence agencies.
I’m gonna choose to believe the CIA just put his traitor ass on notice. pic.twitter.com/OUU5diuz58
— Rogue CPI (@RogueCPI) July 17, 2018
It’s funny how the lights went out right when Trump started his Russia lying today. Even the WH ghosts are calling him on his bullsh*t!
— Sierra Johnson (@SierraJohnson_1) July 17, 2018
Small potatoes, Lord.
You can Do Better.
— Hannah’s Meemaw #ThisIsNotNormal (@HMeemaw) July 17, 2018
Some pointed out the President’s body language.
watch @realDonaldTrump’s body language when the lights went out as he mentioned intelligence agencies.
It FREAKED HIM OUT. https://t.co/wA2KYX32WD
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) July 17, 2018
GUESS TRUMP GOT SCARED WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT! Where were you when the lights went out?! He asks “EVERYBODY OK?” WHY WOULDNT THEY BE?! No, we are not okay….as long as you running USA!
— NANCY ASK (@NANCYASK1) July 17, 2018
But that timing…