There were many “drain the swamp jokes,” naturally.
And the opportunity for puns and wordplay was irresistible.
Voice of America’s Steve Herman tweeted a picture of the hole after it had finally been boarded up. It was “a cover-up,” the reporter declared.
Ariel Edwards-Levy of HuffPost called it “ground breaking news.”
Yes, the sinkhole has its own Twitter handle.
George Takei had theories:
Others imagined the sinkhole was related to another favorite meme, #freemelania.
And plenty of people noted that another sinkhole had appeared on Trump property a year ago.
The White House sinkhole even called the Mar-a-Lago one its “natural di-sister,” because puns.
And much was made of its location — just outside the press briefing room.