Vice President Joe Biden has become a vessel for Americans to briefly escape their fears of a Trump presidency.
With the election of Donald Trump, many Americans are holding on to the last moments they can call Barack Obama their President. After Trump's visit to the White House, some photos of Obama and his Vice President Joe Biden excited the public's imagination, birthing a meme that's been serving as a temporary distraction from the very real fears Americans are experiencing right now. Passing around a few pictures of Obama and Biden, Twitter users have created a narrative that centers around Biden's insistence on "punking" Trump as he takes office, in ways that include setting "Home Alone"-inspired booby traps, changing the wifi passwords, and supplying travel-sized soap for Trump's "tiny hands." Meanwhile, Obama plays the more rational counterpoint, also disheartened by the concept of a Trump presidency, but simultaneously exhausted by Biden's persistent prank ideas.
Take a look at some of the best jokes Twitter has come up with so far below.
biden: cmon you gotta print a fake birth certificate, put it in an envelope labeled "SECRET" and leave it in the oval office desk— jomny sun (@jonnysun) November 11, 2016
obama: joe pic.twitter.com/UTtv1JkE5o
Obama: Did you replace all the toiletries with travel size bottles?— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) November 11, 2016
Biden: He's got tiny hands Barack, I want him to feel welcome here pic.twitter.com/e7NRIZ43Ww
Biden: Ok here's the plan: have you seen Home Alone— Dean E. S. Richard (@deanfortythree) November 11, 2016
Obama: Joe, no
Biden: Just one booby trap
Obama: Joe pic.twitter.com/IDTc2L1sKF
Obama: Check pl-— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) November 12, 2016
Biden: Actually, we'll take five more milkshakes and you can bill the White House on January 21st pic.twitter.com/KVcdBtQHAe
Biden: What if we paint the Mexican flag in the office— dan/nakajima (@tragecies) November 11, 2016
Obama: Joe, no
Biden: I already ordered the paint
Obama: Joe pic.twitter.com/mCCh6OPQRk
Joe: I'm going to ask Donald if he wants something to eat— Jill Biden (@JillBidenVeep) November 13, 2016
Barack: That's nice, Joe
Joe: And then I'm going to offer him knuckle sandwiches pic.twitter.com/xYJ0k2QTX6
Biden: "I left a blunt in the helicopter for you"— Weed Tweets™ (@StillHighhh) October 27, 2016
Joe: "What if we take batteries out of all of the remotes before we leave"— MistyKnightsTwistOut (@Steph_I_Will) November 11, 2016
Barack:" Joe we can't-"
Joe: "Or we could cut all the cords" pic.twitter.com/SHrCkr8ZPs
Obama: "Joe, why are you still holding my hand?"— thomas moore (@Thomas_A_Moore) November 12, 2016
Biden: "I wanna freak Mike Pence out"
Obama: "But why?"
Biden: "Just roll with it" pic.twitter.com/o5KZZ0Ysgz
"barack please don't leave me with them"— heather (@witchyvibe) September 27, 2016
"joe you're leaving when I leave"
"oh right lmao love u" pic.twitter.com/zfIt3Bv0wl
Trump: Can I get past— Zak. (@LoveCescMagic) November 12, 2016
Biden: What's the password
Trump: I don't know
Biden: Losers says what
Obama: JOE pic.twitter.com/0lNTN7WOLy
Biden: I changed the wifi password.— Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) November 12, 2016
Biden: It's "PssyGrbbr45" now.
Obama: No, Joe.
Joe: I hid all the pens from Trump— The Hashtagonist (@TheHashtag0nist) November 12, 2016
Joe: Because he bringing his own.
Joe: HE'S BRINGING HIS OWN PENCE pic.twitter.com/uni3WUd4X3
Obama: Sign here, and here— Barack & Joe (@Barack_and_Joe) November 15, 2016
Biden: And then the adoption is final & You and Michelle are my parents?
Obama: No, Joe pic.twitter.com/9IiUE7WxKc
Biden: These memes are just an illusory escape from the public's feelings of utter powerlessness and uncertainty right now— lord crunkington III (@postcrunk) November 14, 2016
Obama: Joe... pic.twitter.com/ozIoctMfpg