October 29, 2018 5:23:50 pm
“Trump doesn’t know how to put an umbrella down, pass it on,” wrote Twitter user Paul_Ed as he shared a video of US President Donald Trump boarding the official plane Air Force One. Trump, who was on his way to a campaign rally in Indianapolis, was carrying his own umbrella as he stepped onto the red-carpeted stairway. However, as the world watched, the American politician tossed the umbrella and abandoned it as he stepped into the aircraft.
As the cameras captured the abandoned umbrella on top of the stairs, a member of the Trump team walked past it, ignoring it as well. Eventually, it was picked up by a Secret Service agent, according to a HuffingtonPost report. It did not take long for the video to go viral, with many wondering whether the president knew how to “put an umbrella down” or “pass it on”.
Watch the video here:
Trump doesn’t know how to put an umbrella down, pass it on pic.twitter.com/j9mTFQvSry
— Paul_Ed (@eddo75) October 27, 2018
Soon after, memes and jokes flooded Twitter as many trolled Trump’s recent encounter with the umbrella. Here are some of the hilarious reactions trending on social media:
Metaphor alert. Trump cannot close his umbrella as he boards his plane. Just leaves it there. An upturned, abandoned umbrella, rolling about in the wind. pic.twitter.com/4mOsSdfkz2
— SimonNRicketts (@SimonNRicketts) October 27, 2018
Umbrella are hard, the Donald J Trump story. https://t.co/BeWnRcKjm4
— Molly Jong☠️Fast (@MollyJongFast) October 28, 2018
— Elas (@elas0044) October 29, 2018
Tip: if you’re gonna to join a cult try to find one where the leader knows how to close an umbrella
When you can’t figure it out, just drop it pic.twitter.com/Ksw1m8LtEr
— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) October 27, 2018
Is it weird I feel bad for the umbrella?
— Randall Stevens 名 🇭🇷🇮🇪🇵🇸🇹🇼⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@TheKnile) October 28, 2018
Trump’s umbrella deserves its own Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/xR9oQR9YlO
— J.R. McGrail 📎 (@JRMcGrail) October 27, 2018
Trump treats his umbrella like the rest of his job.
If it requires more than 2 seconds’ thought, drop it. https://t.co/VLAYQNtwkz
— techweenie 🌊 (@techweenie) October 27, 2018
Used it until he didn’t need it anymore so he tossed it. #WakeUpAmerica
— Yasmine Mary (@yazzy1967) October 27, 2018
However, this is not the first time Trump had an awkward moment with an umbrella. A while back a video of President Donald Trump holding an umbrella for himself while ignoring his wife Melania, who stood nearby in the rain, created quite a buzz on social media.
First lady Melania Trump joins President Trump as he prepares to depart for Georgia and Florida to survey storm recovery efforts.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 15, 2018
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