On Monday morning the news broke about a small electrical fire on the roof of Donald Trumps New York City Tower. As you can imagine, social media erupted. Here are some of our favorite reactions.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 8, 2018
Around 7 am on Monday morning the New York Fire Department responded to a fire on the roof of Trump Tower. The source of the blaze was a heating and cooling unit, and FDNY soon had the fire under control. Eric Trump took to Twitter to put our minds at ease.
There was a small electrical fire in a cooling tower on the roof of Trump Tower. The New York Fire Department was here within minutes and did an incredible job. The men and women of the #FDNY are true heroes and deserve our most sincere thanks and praise! https://t.co/xuTmq1GBbj
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) January 8, 2018
As with all things “Trump,” the fire dominated the morning news cycle and provoked an immediate, satirical response from Social media users.
Twitter users were quick to notice that the white smoke that poured from the top of the tower looked a lot like the roof of the Vatican when a new pope is chosen.
Either Ivanka, Jared, Melania and the rest of the family are choosing a new Pope or Trump Tower is on fire. pic.twitter.com/Xfzf4zDy2Q
— Trump’s not my Pres (@Nysteveo2AOLcom) January 8, 2018
That isn’t a fire at Trump Tower. It’s just Donald declaring himself the new Pope.
— Sartorial Bitcoin-Thug (@SartorialThug) January 8, 2018
News From Trump Tower
Trump has now become Pope of the United States. pic.twitter.com/RlwRm0z1gv
— Donald J. Trump (@AKADonaldTrump) January 8, 2018
Other Tweeps noted the similarity with another famous “Tower.”
Breaking: Flames still visible at top of Trump Tower. pic.twitter.com/ubPYcESIIY
— Michael Moran (@TheMichaelMoran) January 8, 2018
That fire on top of trump tower is where Frodo is suppose to throw that ring
— gigi hadude (@TheRealKominas) January 8, 2018
Some saw a metaphor for the presidents relationship with the truth.
liar liar trump tower on fire
— nice nice girl (@qlitterbug) January 8, 2018
Breaking: The blaze at Trump Tower was reportedly caused by the president’s pants which are frequently, if not always, on fire.Advertisement
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) January 8, 2018
I’m guessing the fire at Trump tower started in the room he keeps all his pants in.#LiarLiar
— The Gnurb (@TheGnurb) January 8, 2018
Others noted the suspicious timing with the release of the explosive “Fire and Fury” book.
— Josh Miccolo (@JMiccolo) January 8, 2018
Trump Tower is on fire…… not naming any names but. pic.twitter.com/LAOmd9PelJ
— Allen Crouch (@Allencrouch) January 8, 2018
Some even drew parallels between the tower and the Clinton property in Chappaqua.
Clinton Foundation: Our fire is big.
Trump Tower: Hold my beer.
— Alexander L. King (@1101LittleOne) January 8, 2018
…in fact Hilary just can’t catch a break.
There’s a fire on the roof of Trump Tower.
Apparently, this is where Hillary Clinton was storing those election night fireworks that she’ll never get to use.
— Rex Tillersom (@RexTillersom) January 8, 2018
…but neither can President Trump.
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) January 8, 2018
In fact, can any of us catch a break in 2018?
Trump Tower on fire seems a pretty good metaphor for 2018.
— Alt Fed-up Employee (@Alt_FedEmployee) January 8, 2018
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