This White Guy Singing Bruno Mars To No One At Trump’s Party Has Become A Wonderful Meme
"Me when I was 7 performing for my stuffed animals and imaginary friends."
Over the weekend, US President Donald Trump hosted his Fourth Of July party at the White House, pandemic be damned (or rather, ignored).
Even by Trump standards, it was a a grim affair, with a scattered crowd waving flags with slightly demonic grins plastered on their faces. And if there was one moment that truly encapsulated the atmosphere, it was this clip of the Army band singing Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’ to…almost no one.
The White House 4th of July entertainment is a white guy singing Bruno Mars pic.twitter.com/fuHkAtgaZx
— Scott Gairdner (@scottgairdner) July 5, 2020
If that clip doesn’t bring about a visceral, gut reaction of shame and horror, I’m not sure you’re fully alive. To add insult to injury, it was quickly pointed out on Twitter that Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama hosted the real Bruno Mars at his Fourth of July party back in 2015.
— tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) July 5, 2020
The reaction to the clip was immediate, and brutal.
Trump HATES the fact this has empty seats. Definitely don’t share this. It will upset him so. https://t.co/oif3pYIHIT
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 5, 2020
maybe the most brutal crowd shot i’ve ever seen
— ZacOyama (@ZacOyama) July 5, 2020
The decision to point the mic towards all those empty seats is baffling to me
— Jackie (@JackieFrac) July 5, 2020
A tale of two presidents.
LEFT: Trump’s Fourth of July 2020, Bruno Mars cover band
RIGHT: Obama’s Fourth 2016, Bruno Mars pic.twitter.com/pGPfWfebuy
— ElElegante101 (@skolanach) July 5, 2020
And, given this is the internet we’re taking about, it was immediately turned into a fantastic meme. Scroll down for some of our favourites.
me tweeting about ever minor inconvenience as if my followers give a fuck pic.twitter.com/oK2PyqXROU
— 𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚 🍓 (@lovrofminecth) July 5, 2020
me doing standup comedy after the vaccine pic.twitter.com/qKWfIimCxW
— Luke Mones (@LukeMones) July 5, 2020
Me asking chat for opinions pic.twitter.com/XGdwfqm3oX
— GNEiL48 (@GaryNeil48) July 5, 2020
me when i was 7 preforming for my stuffed animals and imaginary friends pic.twitter.com/HDedp7R77L
— rain (@uncomftrble) July 5, 2020
This is every theatre kid trying to excite the timeline for Hamilton pic.twitter.com/inPvev6rfM
— cris olvera (@Crisinternets) July 5, 2020
If 2020 was a cover band pic.twitter.com/FKKbIjsGCj
— Thando Hxndrx 🤴🏽🤙🏽 🏁 (@ThaMan0fThaYear) July 5, 2020