There’s no way Paul Ryan thought he’d be able to announce his retirement from Congress without getting brutally and ruthlessly memed, right?
Paul’s a meme-able guy to begin with, and after the American people dragged his dabbing and emoji usage it only made sense that people were quick to create memes in response to Ryan’s announcement that he would not be seeking re-election.
On Wednesday morning after learning the news, Twitter filled with Ryan memes. Many decided to go with the popular “If you can’t handle me at my worst” split screen meme format, because, well, the internet will never forget about those old photos of Ryan “working out.”
Others got even more creative.
Sadly Donald Trump opted out of meme-ing his pal and instead called him “a truly good man.” K!
Speaker Paul Ryan is a truly good man, and while he will not be seeking re-election, he will leave a legacy of achievement that nobody can question. We are with you Paul!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018
Ryan will reportedly serve out his full term and retire in January, so there’s still valuable meme time left.