Donald Trump’s Russia U-turn has spawned a new meme: #TrumpMovieQuotes
‘I’m not Spartacus.’
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s summit in Helsinki may have seemed like a scene from a bad 1980s film to some, but what if the US president actually featured in a film?
Twitter users are inserting Mr Trump into their favourite films, using the hashtag #TrumpMovieQuotes.
Here’s how a whole bunch of famous films would be Trumpified.
Many of the memes focused on his retraction of a statement made during his press conference with Mr Putin, which implied he supported the Russian leader’s version of events over US intelligence.
Mr Trump said: “The sentence should’ve been, ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia’, sort of a double negative. I think that probably clarifies things pretty good by itself.”
— Politics @ (@DurhamPolitics) July 18, 2018
"I talked to Vader, and he assures me that the Empire had nothing to do with the destruction of Alderaan, and I believe him. #TrumpMovieQuotes
— Social Justice Fighter/Thief/Magic-user (@stevemcilhatton) July 18, 2018
“Don’t use the Force, Luke”#TrumpMovieQuotes
— Mrs K (@one_mrs_k) July 18, 2018
I'm not Spartacus.
— Becky (@Umb0g0) July 17, 2018
— Chris Halley (@christ_halley) July 17, 2018
“Houston, there’s no problem. Nothing has been better. It’s Fake News!”#TrumpMovieQuotes
As usual, there was a smart Alec among the users responding to the hashtag. This person quoted Mr Trump’s quote from a movie he was actually in.