Donald Trump’s big speech at the Republican National Convention is not until Thursday, but that didn’t stop him from stealing the show on the first night in Cleveland.
In a night during which Republicans were told that America was about to forever slip into enemy hands and that Hillary Clinton deserves to be in prison for her atrocities, Trump still managed to seize the spotlight with a WWE-style entrance.
This is a GIF of what Trump’s entrance — to introduce his wife Melania Trump around 10:30pm — looked like on the television, as "We Are the Champions" played in the background:
It was a moment that people across the aisle could enjoy together. Twitter predictably lit up with some parodies of Trump’s entrance, which was hopefully just a small taste of what we’ll get when he delivers his big primetime address during the convention on Thursday.
Below are some of our favorites:
He. Has. Risen. pic.twitter.com/XgBxtM3Fdp— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) July 19, 2016
That Trump entrance was something pic.twitter.com/Mt438Wvf2w— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 19, 2016
Amazing entrance by Trump pic.twitter.com/xEiJEVqzo1— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 19, 2016
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Arseniooooooooooooo Hall! pic.twitter.com/XRAZh8KAIF— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) July 19, 2016
Trump's entrance tonight pic.twitter.com/1UIfzDz8AB— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) July 19, 2016
Undertaker's WrestleMania entrance and Donald J. Trump's RNC entrance: pic.twitter.com/fFosZZQYFk— Michiko Kakutani (@michikokakutani) July 19, 2016
I see a little silhouetto of a man. pic.twitter.com/PhJ6GiT9yr— CaptainTouchback (@CaptTouchback) July 19, 2016
If Donald Trump comes out and does the Partition choreography, he has my vote! pic.twitter.com/YW3Cg56VQq— Heben Nigatu (@heavenrants) July 19, 2016