#BringBackObama Trends As Trump Russia Drama Unfolds
The drama surrounding the Trump administration and its alleged collusion with Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election reached new heights this week, and it has people missing a certain someone.
People on Twitter are pining for former President Barack Obama, bigly.
On Tuesday, July 11, Donald Trump Jr. released emails that led up to a controversial meeting he had with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer.
The emails revealed Trump Jr. walked into the meeting under the impression he was being offered information gathered by the Russian government that would be damaging to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and aid his father's candidacy.
Trump Jr. appeared to have no problem with the source of the information or the potential consequences of pursuing it, and in one of the emails replied, "I love it."
Simply put, Trump Jr. seemed more than OK with doing some sketchy sh*t.
It's less than a year into Trump's presidency, and we are looking very seriously at the possibility of collusion between his campaign and the Russian government.
So, you can hardly blame people for missing "no drama Obama."
Warning: The following images may induce an overwhelming sense of nostalgia.
On Wednesday, July 12, #BringBackObama was a top trend on Twitter.
It was started by Michael Skolnik late on Tuesday evening.
It didn't take long for people to join in on this hashtag.
The photos/tweets started pouring in.
A lot of the pictures were of the former president and kids.
Relatedly, Skolnik is also the creator of the popular trend #ObamaAndKids.
And, not surprisingly, Michelle Obama was a big part of why people want to #BringBackObama.
After all, she had an even higher approval rating than he did when they left the White House.
Some old school, pre-presidency Obama pics even got thrown in there.
And, of course, Uncle Joe got some love, too.
In reality, the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution would prevent Obama from becoming president again, and he seems content in his new life as a private citizen (he's basically on permanent vacation).
But people can still dream, right?