As far as cosmic metaphors go, one would be hard-pressed to find a better symbol for Trump’s repeated, colossally wasteful trips to Mar-a-Lago than a literal sinkhole.
It’s unsurprising then that today’s news of a sinkhole opening up outside Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida property was met with a wave of levity and jokes on Twitter.
Sinkhole in front of Mar-a-Lago: A 4' x 4' sinkhole has formed on Southern Boulevard directly in front of… https://t.co/5xOpmJ8Y2v
— Town of Palm Beach (@townpalmbeach) May 22, 2017
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) May 22, 2017
Some used the opportunity to remind Americans just how much money Trump has wasted. His trips to Mar-a-Lago as well as his estate in Bedminster, NJ have already cost taxpayers a stunning $26 million. Trump is perfectly content to plunder the public treasury to pay for round after round of golf.
Other users joked that the sinkhole was clearly the act of an angry God fed up with the Trump administration’s disastrous reign. They cast the event as something on par with a Biblical plague, sent to punish the president for his long list of sins.
Did that happen because of the deep swamp growing hugely under Mar-a-Lago?
— april maynard (@aprilmayn) May 22, 2017
Trump entered Jerusalem, and immediately a sinkhole opened up in front of Mar-a-lago. That's Indiana Jones movie type shit, right there!
— Eric Schmeltzer (@JustSchmeltzer) May 22, 2017
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) May 22, 2017
But it is a beautiful sinkhole. The best sink hole in history. A model sinkhole for all future sinkholes.
— John Maguire (@JohnMaguire777) May 22, 2017
The town of Palm Beach is working to discover the source of the sinkhole. If Americans were really lucky though, the entire estate would disappear into bowels of the Earth, saving taxpayers untold millions in the future.
Rob Haffey is a writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.