On Thursday, Bloomberg White House reporter Jennifer Jacobs tweeted images of rodent traps on the grounds of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue:
Given that the White House is more than two centuries old, Trump is hardly the first occupant to face problems with unwelcome guests. A 2017 report on work orders from the first year of the Trump administration and the final year of President Barack Obama’s tenure found regular issues with cockroaches, ants and mice.
“They are old buildings,” former GSA Inspector General Brian Miller told NBC Washington at the time. “Any of us who have old houses know old houses need a lot of work.”
Nevertheless, Trump’s critics on Twitter had some fun at the president’s expense, with many making variations of the same jokes:
THEY NEED A REALLY BIG ONE!
— stella (@racismdestroys) April 11, 2019
This is way too easy …The head rodent is behind the Oval Office desk
— Renegade Cowboy🐾🐾 🌊⚓️🌊🐾🐾 (@Rene_gadeCowboy) April 11, 2019
Bigger traps with cheeseburgers and Diet Cokes should do the trick
— Stephen Weiss (@sweiss77) April 11, 2019
Do they have one that can hold 6’3″ 239lb. rat? Actually, it needs to be shorter and wider, the rat lies about its weight.
— Paul Rabin (@PaulRabin1) April 11, 2019
they need a bigger box to fits all the rats in the White House
— Linda Baughman (@linda_baughman) April 11, 2019
Something something sinking ship…
— Jake from Deep State Farm (@PrairieOutlaw) April 11, 2019
That’s what they feed Steve Miller.
— THE TRUTH IS NOT A CRIME (@therepubliccan1) April 11, 2019