Grab your popcorn. Refill your tea. Individual-1 is getting meme’d.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York filed separate memos recommending “substantial” prison time for Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. Cohen pleaded guilty to tax evasion, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations in August, and last week pleaded guilty to lying to Congress.
And because Twitter is collectively a messy bitch who lives for drama, Twitter users jumped straight to reaction gifs.
The court documents from both Mueller’s office and the federal prosecutors refer to someone called “Individual-1” who just happened to run an “ultimately successful campaign for President of the United States.”
So … we all know who that is.
According to the filings, Individual-1 and Cohen discussed contacting the Russian government.
Soon after the documents were released, Twitter users turned Individual-1 into a meme.
Individual 1 is having a tough day already.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) December 7, 2018
But isn’t each of us an Individual-1, in our own way? Tonight on Fox News we’ll explore
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 7, 2018
Scary time now to be Individual-1 Jr.
— Zack Bornstein (@ZackBornstein) December 7, 2018
Man. Individual 1 is so fucked
— Angry WH Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) December 7, 2018
I don’t follow him here, so can someone update me on the mental health of Individual 1 right now?
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) December 7, 2018
Individual 1 must be dropping a number 2 in his pants now.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) December 7, 2018
Does Sharper Image still sell Individual-1 Steaks?
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) December 7, 2018
Trump appears to be oblivious to the filings, though. On Friday he tweeted a self-congratulatory message and tossed a quick “Thank you!” into the void.
Totally clears the President. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
Seriously, though, someone told him that he’s Individual-1 right?
A picture will help you understand the report, Trixie.
＼( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
/ / ＼＼Individual 1!
ﾚ ノ ヽ_つ
| 丿 ＼ ⌒)
| | ) /
ノ ) Lﾉ
— Hcc (@ClatisC) December 7, 2018
Mueller’s office didn’t recommend a specific duration of time for Cohen’s sentence, but the SDNY prosecutors recommended 51 to 63 months for “willful tax evasion, making false statements to a financial institution, illegal campaign contributions, and making false statements to Congress.”