- The New York Times published an anonymous op-ed on Wednesday from a senior Trump administration official claiming to be part of the “resistance” inside the White House.
- The piece immediately inspired a “resistance” meme across the internet.
- People twisted the headline to relate to “Star Wars,” “Mean Girls,” and more.
On Wednesday, The New York Times published an op-ed from an anonymous senior Trump administration official claiming to be part of the “resistance” inside the White House aiming to “thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”
The piece not only inspired conversation and speculation across the internet, but also what the internet does best: hilarious memes.
People twisted the headline, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” to relate to everything from “Mean Girls” to the “ALF” reboot’s writers’ room – and a lot of “Star Wars.”
We’ve rounded up some of the best pop-culture inspired memes about the NYT op-ed below:
I Am a Part of the Resistance Inside the Snoke Administration and My Name Is Definitely Not General Hux (Who Seems Great Though, Amirite)
— Mo Ryan (@moryan) September 5, 2018
Great stuff pic.twitter.com/kBQZMsnA0f
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) September 5, 2018
Powerful stuff! pic.twitter.com/LZWYXSFZ8m
— beloved comedy institution “the pixelated boat” (@pixelatedboat) September 5, 2018
this meme format has potential! pic.twitter.com/JtTExIFHy4
— Rob Hornick (@robhornick) September 6, 2018
— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) September 6, 2018
when this guy wrote a letter to the times torching his own company, he put his name on it pic.twitter.com/BOB0A3zGpY
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) September 5, 2018
remember when the ny times had standards pic.twitter.com/gkOhI23ogm
— josh terry (@JoshhTerry) September 5, 2018
— Jamie Curcio (@Mythos_Media) September 6, 2018
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) September 5, 2018
I am part of the resistance inside Full Frontal. I work for Sam. I write jokes and help make sure the show happens. But deep inside I resist. Not like, in anyways that would stop anything from happening. Just like in my heart and in this newspaper. Please like me while I do a bad
— Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) September 5, 2018
I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Death Star:
sure i approve of the totalitarian methods, but i don't like the dude in charge
— Elizabeth May (@_ElizabethMay) September 5, 2018
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 5, 2018
Opinion: I Am Part of The Resistance Inside Mordor
Grishnakh wanted to eat Merry and Pippin. I would not let him.
— Jim Brunner (@Jim_Brunner) September 6, 2018
I Am Part Of The Resistance Inside The First Order
— Astead (@AsteadWesley) September 5, 2018
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