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100 brilliant tweets that sum up Trump's first 100 days in office

It’s been… wild.

President Trump welcomes truckers to the White House Source: Pool/ABACA

WHAT BETTER WAY to sum up the mad, chaotic first 100 days of the Trump Presidency than through the crystallising, concise perfection of well delivered tweets?

And, given there’s been a whole 100 days of Trump, it’s only fitting that there are 100 corresponding tweets to do the whole thing justice.

So here goes – a complete collection:

It all began with the Inauguration on January 20th.

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attenborough Source: Twitter

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blend5 Source: @MrKenShabby

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blend6 Source: @gavreilly

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blend7 Source: @BuckyIsotope

Who could forget how the BBC made an absolute hames of the subtitles during the inauguration process itself.

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subtitles1 Source: @Kaytality Twitter

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subtitles3 Source: @Kaytality Twitter

News came through that Michael Flatley was set to perform at the Inaugural Ball. Reaction in Ireland was… mixed.

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lend4 Source: @Tigzy_J

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lend5 Source: @elenacresci

 With the inauguration over, the protests began.

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blend4 Source: @EliMatthewson

 And the comebacks.

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blend8 Source: @jk_rowling

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blend9 Source: @jk_rowling

Then we moved on to the Alternative Facts era of the Trump presidency. Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s first press conference started with a false claim that a record number of people (1.5 million) turned out to see Donald Trump’s swearing-in ceremony. The next day, Kellyanne Conway said Spicer was just offering “alternative facts”, and the whole debacle became a massive meme.

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lend2 Source: @bstephen

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lend1 Source: @MallowNews

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lend3 Source: @AndreaChalupa

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lend6 Source: @RandyRenstrom

That same weekend – just one day after the Inauguration – the Women’s March on Washington took place to send a signal to the Trump administration that “women’s rights are human rights”. It wasn’t just confined to the US though, as cities around the world joined in – including Dublin and Galway.

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lend7 Source: @bimadew

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lend8 Source: @sophiapsaila

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mckellan Source: @IanMcKellen Twitter

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flend1 Source: @madisontomkow

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lend9 Source: @whatatroy

So, with a smooth opening weekend under its belt, the Trump administration marched on to the business of actually running the country. He signed some important executive orders in his very first week – including the infamous travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. The signing of the executive orders for the cameras in the Oval Office itself became a long-running visual gag.

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morehere Source: Trimp Draws Twitter

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flend2 Source: @TrumpDraws

The federal appeals court refused to reinstate the ban so Trump took to Twitter with this message:

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flend3 Source: @mviser

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flend5 Source: @caseyjohnston

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flend6 Source: @ChaseMit

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It was a third defeat in a row in the courts for the President.

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flend8 Source: @HillaryClinton

It was also in early February that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the White House. And this happened:

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flend9 Source: @GsanchezEfren

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end3 Source: @Michelle_Miao12

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He then took Abe down to Mar-a-Lago to discuss some important national security issues between the two countries (appropriate spot), where a rather excellent photo was taken of Trump in the middle of a chaotic scene:

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end1 Source: @jonlovett

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end2 Source: @JonathanHair

Next into the White House was Justin Trudeau. And he was even more memeable.

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end5 Source: @GrimKim

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end6 Source: @StephenAtHome

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end7 Source: @MatthewACherry

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end8 Source: @laurenstrapa

Early on, people noticed some striking similarities between the Oval Office and ‘The Office’.

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On February 19th, it emerged that Rory McIlroy had played a casual round of the golf with the President. Big news.

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ror3 Source: @Fachtna_Kelly

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ror4 Source: @DustinOfficial

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ror1 Source: @MallowNews

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ror5 Source: @Tim_Mc_Garry

At the end of the month, Trump made his first address to Congress.

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ror7 Source: @RichardFeren

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ror8 Source: @hey_ebie

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ror6 Source: @nffcnnr

On March 4, Trump claimed that Obama had wiretapped him by bugging Trump Tower while still President. All investigations since have shown no evidence of this whatsoever.

PastedImage-96632 Source: Screenshot/Twitter

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cong2 Source: @StephenKing

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cong1 Source: @JuddLegum

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cong3 Source: @StephenKing

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cong4 Source: @politics_n_prep

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cong5 Source: @MBlackman37

There was consternation when Trump read out a questionable proverb at his St Patrick’s Day address.

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cong6 Source: @marklittlenews

On the same day, Paul Ryan held up the mankiest pint of Guinness at a Paddy’s Day function in Washington.

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pat1 Source: @NaomiOhReally

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pat2 Source: @loudin

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pat3 Source: @IrelandUncut

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pat4 Source: @Happyfirefly

The same week, Chris O’Dowd went after the Vice President’s Paddy’s Day message with aplomb.

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your Source: Chris O'Dowd/Twitter

And then the President’s.

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burntown Source: Twitter

While all this was happening with the new President, people were periodically checking back in with the old one. And Barack was doing alright for himself. The perks of going on holiday after working the most stressful job in the world for eight solid years.

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pat5 Source: @deray

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pat6 Source: @DanaSchwartzzz

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pat7 Source: @mmmmela

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pat8 Source: @mad_hill

On March 23, there was an 18-wheeler truck parked up on the South Lawn of the White House for a photoshoot. Trump climbed on in and it became the unexpected meme of the year.

Trump Source: Andrew Harnik

Trump Source: Andrew Harnik

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old1 Source: @ditzkoff

There were even Rubberbandits references going viral.

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old2 Source: @CmonHarris

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old3 Source: @AntsInOK

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old4 Source: @russellbrandom

On April 3, Melania Trump’s first official White House portrait was released – and it was a full ’80s-style glamour shot.

The jokes started raining in.

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old5 Source: @lukeoneil47

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mel1 Source: @scottdools

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mel12 Source: @NoEscalators

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mel13 Source: @ArtfulStew

Later that month, between April 5 and April 11, the holy trinity of ridiculous PR disasters reared their ugly heads together. First Kendall solved police brutality with a can of Pepsi, followed swiftly by United Airlines dragging d a passenger off a flight kicking and screaming.

Then, not to be outdone, Sean Spicer seemed to favourably compare Adolf Hitler’s actions during the Holocaust to atrocities currently being carried out by Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

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mel4 Source: @MikeNellis

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mel Source: @michaelsluciano

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mel7 Source: @2020fight

Then, on April 17, the annual Easter Egg Roll took place on the lawn of the White House. Trump appeared on the balcony with the Easter Bunny. And, well…

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east1 Source: @/ditzkoff

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donniecover Source: @KFILE Twitter

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east2 Source: @m3mo

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east3 Source: @JKCorden

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east4 Source: @lucyheighton

One of the best – and most surreal – controversies over the last 100 days was when Kellyanne Conway completely made up the “Bowling Green Massacre”.

Source: MSNBC/YouTube

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east5 Source: @justinshanes

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east6 Source: @MJSchulman

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east7 Source: @nkclouisville

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east9 Source: @SamZComedy

So, so much has happened over the last 100 days. From expert pisstaking to ex-Presidents firing out gags:

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bugged2 Source: @TheDweck

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parkservice Source: @KevinMKruse

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parkservice2 Source: @vuIgaire

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parkservice3 Source: @FrankConniff

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parkservice4 Source: @KenTremendous

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parkservice5 Source: @OwensDamien

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parkservice6 Source: @feministabulous

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parkservice7 Source: @ashleyfeinberg

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bugged Source: @billclinton

Eh, roll on the next 100.

Can’t wait.

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