President Trump today traveled to the United Kingdom to dine with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. The banquet is meant to celebrate an alliance of two countries which had “ensured the safety and security of both our people for centuries,” according to the Queen.
The President, who was joined by his wife, Melania, and Prince Charles, pre-gamed the event by tweeting insults at the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who had been opposed to the visit.
“[He] has been foolishly “nasty” to the visiting president of the United States, by far the most important ally of the United Kingdom. He is a stone cold loser who should focus on crime in London, not me,” Mr. Trump’s comment reads.
Despite this, Trump went on to praise the strength of the British people during World War 2, and called the Queen a “great, great woman.”
While everyone tried to enjoy the meal, the Internet had already landed on the event with memes.
— Saint Hoax (@SaintHoax) June 3, 2019
Fam. The Queen told Trump “there’s a Best Western next door.” I AM CRYING. https://t.co/WF4czDIGo1
— April (@ReignOfApril) June 3, 2019
Meanwhile, Twitter has been gleefully mocking the President’s ill-fitting suit jacket all day.
OK, I was gonna make a joke about how Trump looks like the bit from Young Frankenstein, but, honestly, that's unfair to how well tailored the Monster's tux is. pic.twitter.com/fNP0AheaFH
— 🖤 David J Bradley is Proud as Heck (@DavidJBradley1) June 4, 2019
Jacket sleeves & pants, too long. Who knows the shirt sleeve length, since we can't see the cuff. No pocket square.
The bellowing "pantaloons" that drape over the shoes.
The bizarrely long waistcoat.
I have never seen anyone make a white tie & tailcoat look so sloppy pic.twitter.com/O4OSImQx9f
— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) June 3, 2019
More serious criticisms of the President’s visit are also rampant. Large-scale protests are planned in several UK cities throughout the three-day visit, including in London, where a “national demonstration” was held at 11am today.
Prominent British MP Jeremy Corbyn supports the protests, tweeting that they are “an opportunity to stand in solidarity with those he’s attacked in America, around the world and in our own country.”
What do you think of President Trump’s fashion faux pas? Do you wish you were at one of these protests in the UK? Let us know in the comments!