At least they have people talking.
Tuesday night, President Donald Trump gave a speech about border security and immigration. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer gave a response speech to call for a better solution than a border wall.
However, people were not paying attention to what they were saying but instead pointing out the extremely awkward framing of the speech.
Some users pointed out the resemblance to fictional characters:
I can’t be the only one that sees this pic.twitter.com/CvpCjnnEPu
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) January 9, 2019
I'm keep seeing George and Lucille Bluth. https://t.co/AcTa9pMIcU
— Scott Lincicome (@scottlincicome) January 9, 2019
Schumer and Pelosi remind me of That 70s Show. pic.twitter.com/keJ0cxUWFn
— Ken Haddad (@KenHaddad) January 9, 2019
American Gothic (2019) pic.twitter.com/kfzdF663yS
— chelsea adelaine hassler (@chelseaadelaine) January 9, 2019
Others pointed out how the pair looked like disappointed parents:
When mom and dad are disappointed in you. pic.twitter.com/RYm2uvRZpE
— Gabby Orr (@gabriellahope_) January 9, 2019
we’re not mad, we’re just disappointed
your father and i are going to take turns talking to you now pic.twitter.com/vpeHCZh6Ou
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) January 9, 2019
Either they’re about to tell their children they’re *very* disappointed in them, or they’re distancing themselves from crazy Aunt Zelda who always invites herself over the house https://t.co/ei0Cbbjm3a
— Andrew Podob (@ponderingpodob) January 9, 2019
They look like rich parents being told their loutish son just got kicked out of college again pic.twitter.com/49ZUXSHbyn
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) January 9, 2019
"Your mother and I want to talk about your flag addiction. It's out of control." pic.twitter.com/z8eJdfitkG
— ryan teague beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) January 9, 2019
Most were just shocked at how bad it was:
It's appropriate to call journalists to account for focusing on "optics" rather than substance. But considering how substance-free tonight was–from Trump and from Schumer and Pelosi–perhaps we can be forgiven for noting that the two Democratic leaders appeared to be embalmed.
— Jeff Greenfield (@greenfield64) January 9, 2019
Where does one start to try and make sense of anything Pelosi has to say? Schumer looks like he wants to punch someone?
I see Mo and Curly, but where’s Larry? pic.twitter.com/kBPlIttB4R
— Terri Green (@TerriGreenUSA) January 9, 2019
Oh my god pic.twitter.com/XYKgR6Nakq
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) January 9, 2019
Democrats had the easiest response in the world to give, and this will be the lasting image from it. Simply amazing and beyond hilarious. pic.twitter.com/Uc1nIDdXP1
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 9, 2019
Chuck Schumer tonight: Trump’s border wall is “ineffective” and “unnecessary”
Chuck Schumer in 2009: "630 miles of border fence" made our southern border "far more secure" because it "created a significant barrier to illegal immigration" pic.twitter.com/3ywVpKu2LH
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 9, 2019
While these responses are hilarious, U.S. lawmakers are not any closer to finding a solution and ending the shutdown.