After President Donald Trump fired now former FBI Director James Comey, many speculated that the motives behind this move had a lot to do with the agency's investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election. As a result, the media lit up, explaining in detail just how fear of being exposed prompted Trump to act the way he did.
This afternoon, a letter sent from lawyers Sheri A. Dillon and William F. Nelson to their client, the president, was released by the White House, claiming that Trump's income tax returns show no income from, or debt owed, to Russian sources, with “few exceptions.”
Unfortunately, the exceptions in this case are pretty “huge,” to say the least.
According to Trump's attorneys, the president received $95 million from a Russian billionaire due to a transaction involving a Trump-owned estate, and $12.2 million in payments tied to the Miss Universe pageant held in Moscow in 2013.
On the internet, social media users thought the “few exceptions” quote was noteworthy. And the results were as expected.
I've no kids, with few exceptions— Elizabeth Bruenig (@ebruenig) May 12, 2017
A) Um...which few exceptions?; B) Trump literally told us not to trust his surrogates this morning; C) Release them. https://t.co/WB08aebgFm— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) May 12, 2017
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, with a few exceptions.— Matt O'Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) May 12, 2017
To some Twitter users, “few exceptions” was such a poor choice of words that they decided to try it on other presidents.
"I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky, with few exceptions" - Bill Clinton, 1998— William D. Adler (@williamadler78) May 12, 2017
Nixon: "record of last 10 years does not show hotel burglaries of any type directed against political opponents, with few exceptions" https://t.co/SZqqBukgng— Shashank Joshi (@shashj) May 12, 2017
Some tied the comments to Trump's favorite TV network: Fox.
Fox News is always accurate, with few exceptions. https://t.co/PQSmf8Di4e— Jamie Lovegrove (@jslovegrove) May 12, 2017
And others just couldn't help but make fun of Trump's comments regarding his kids.
Donald Trump: "I don't have any incestous feelings toward my daughters #WithFewExceptions ."— (((Hjemmefronten))) (@Hjemmefronten16) May 12, 2017
But some of the most fun comments came from users who were just trying to crack a few jokes at the president's expense.
Donald Trump won the popular vote of every presidential election he's ever run in, with few exceptions.— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) May 12, 2017
BREAKING: Trump lawyer: Trump has never threatened anyone on social media with few exceptions. https://t.co/clPBI64OQ6— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) May 12, 2017
I've never smoked weed, #withfewexceptions— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) May 12, 2017
the Titanic's maiden voyage was a testament to mans ability to tame the sea, with few exceptions https://t.co/Y8qz2EA7RW— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) May 12, 2017
The men that have held the office of President of the United States have been intelligent, able and not corrupt, with few exceptions... https://t.co/Q6kzBg812o— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) May 12, 2017
Never a dull day in Trump's America.
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