To put the Donald Trump tweet above into some context, it was made after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave a speech to Iranian diplomats on Sunday, saying, “American must understand well that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace and war with Iran is the mother of all wars.” This comes after Trump refused to recertify the Iran nuclear deal in May, reinstating sanctions. On Monday, Iranian lawmaker Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh told AP that Iran is angry because “Iran never moved toward a nuclear bomb” and nonetheless “Trump responded to Tehran’s engagement diplomacy by pulling the U.S. out of the nuclear deal.”
Falahatpisheh added that both Trump and Rouhani “express themselves through speeches since diplomatic channels are closed.” Or, in this case, express themselves through tweets. Even though Twitter’s been blocked in Iran since 2009, the country’s Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, does have access and replied, “COLOR US UNIMPRESSED.”
Zarif wasn’t the only one seeming sarcastic about Trump’s tweet on Monday. Parodies and replies to the tweet turned into a widespread meme:
And strong feelings were shared about Die Hard:
Speaking of movie references, people also quoted Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. It was pretty serious.
And this guy noticed the tweet would work just as well as his hypervigilant dog’s internal monologue:
But perhaps the most surprising development was the reminder that Papa Roach still exists and is willing to play along with our ironic love for declaring things our last resort:
Plenty of other people on Twitter also saw their opportunity to share more song lyrics:
Other folks offered advice about dealing with Trump:
And, as per usual, people were quick to point out there’s always a tweet from Trump’s past that shows his cards:
All in all, it was a very reassuring Monday. It’s fine. This is fine.