Trump Tweets Meme Of Himself Playing Violin And ‘Nero’ Is Now Trending
“Nero” is trending on Twitter after Donald Trump tweeted a meme showing him playing violin with his eyes closed and seemingly relaxed amid mounting concerns of the global spread of the novel coronavirus, drawing comparisons to the Roman conqueror among his critics online.
The meme, which was initially shared by White House social media director Dan Scavino, was captioned: “My next piece is called nothing can stop what’s coming.”
When Trump retweeted the post, he captioned the tweet: “Who knows what this means, but it sounds good to me!”
In the hours since, droves of his critics have seized on the post, which they have likened to artwork of Nero fiddling as Rome burned.
A number of his critics particularly called out the president for promoting the meme amid fears over the international outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.
The viral reactions eventually prompted “Nero” to trend on Twitter Monday morning as the Trump administration continues to field pressure from the public and Democrats amid the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more 100,000 across the globe and killed over 3,000.
Take a look at the Twitter thread below:
Who knows what this means, but it sounds good to me! https://t.co/rQVA4ER0PV
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2020
I’m not sure “fiddling” metaphors are what you want right now. pic.twitter.com/dJdEfTBLy4
— Santa Claus, CEO (@SantaInc) March 8, 2020
Your idiot social media manager tweeted a pic making fun of you- Nero fiddling while Rome is burning
Yet both of you are too stupid to get it
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) March 8, 2020
It means that Nero fiddled while Rome was burning, but you play golf and post stupid memes while many Americans are at risk of contracting the coronavirus.
It means you are clueless.
It means you're an idiot.
It means November is coming.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) March 8, 2020
It means that playing golf while Americans die during an uncontained epidemic makes you look like the Emperor Nero fiddling while Rome burned. The fact that neither you nor your social media director understand this meme and retweeted it makes you even more oblivious than Nero.
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) March 8, 2020
It means Trump is just like Nero, but instead of playing the fiddle while Rome burns, Trump plays the violin in a stupid meme as our country is engulfed in a coronavirus outbreak.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) March 8, 2020
What’s coming is thousands dying from the coronavirus because you and your administration is so unbelievably incompetent.
— Ida Skibenes ❄️ (@ida_skibenes) March 8, 2020
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