But where utility workers saw a repair project, the Internet saw a giant opening — for metaphors.
Hate to be pedantic, but the Mar-a-lago sinkhole isn't *technically* a metaphor, because metaphors aren't *that* obvious.— Dennis DiClaudio (@dennisdiclaudio) May 22, 2017
Others questioned if the sinkhole hadn't been mistaken for something else.
My working theory: It’s a hellmouth, not a sinkhole.— Jeff LaMarche (@jeff_lamarche) May 22, 2017
That's not a sinkhole that's an escape route...— rocki one (@rocki_) May 22, 2017
Sean Spicer wants to make it very clear there is NOT a sinkhole in front of Mar-A-Lago...— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) May 22, 2017
It is a Florida Swamp Center.
🍊Look, I have the best sinkhole. Everyone's talking about my sinkhole. It's yuge. Tremendous. Really. Great, great sinkhole. Believe me. 🍊— Zachary Myers (@zachskymyers) May 22, 2017
Within minutes of the traffic alert, the sinkhole had legitimate fans.
Has anyone ever rooted for a sinkhole before?— ☘️ ChuckYou2 🌊 (@chuckyoutwo) May 22, 2017
Others had formed theories behind how the 16-square-foot sinkhole came to be. Most had to do with the mysterious glowing orb Trump was pictured touching on his trip to Saudi Arabia.