The government shutdown is in its 33rd day, President Donald Trump's border wall is far from popular––in fact, a New York Times analysis found that "The wall has consistently been unpopular, with voters opposed by around a 20-point margin over months of national surveys. That makes it even less popular than the president himself."––and many people out there who, between the president's contentious appearances and even angrier tweets, wish he'd just fall into the Earth and disappear.
Perhaps they'll get their wish?
News outlets are reporting that a sinkhole opened up yesterday afternoon up the road from the White House. 17th Street NW between C and E streets NW was closed in both directions because of the sinkhole.
Traffic Alert *17th St NW btw C St and E St NW is CLOSED-Off in both directions; Large Sinkhole forming in the road… https://t.co/y8snWyEtrp— DC Police Traffic (@DC Police Traffic)1548193219.0
Check it out for yourselves:
Sinkhole just opened up on 17th street NW, one block away from the White House! https://t.co/JjSMA1gm1I— Sergio Gor (@Sergio Gor)1548191773.0
Update Street Bridge/Maintenance and DDOT ROP crews are en route for repairs and traffic control Motorists can util… https://t.co/FUaYYSxSem— DC Police Traffic (@DC Police Traffic)1548195014.0
It didn't take long for the jokes to start flowing, either.
“sinkhole on 17th.” “whaddya think we should do?” “put a cone in it?” “put a cone in it.” https://t.co/oIyCndCfDF— emily edwards (@emily edwards)1548194849.0
This scene could be the opener for a political-swamp thriller,"the #shutdown sinkhole." https://t.co/urnzCN1n4s— jane velasco (@jane velasco)1548199772.0
2017: Sinkhole opens up at Mar-a-Lago. 2018: Sinkhole opens up on White House lawn. 2019: Today, a sinkhole opene… https://t.co/YPeaJr9YqO— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila)1548210602.0
don't worry, that's just Hell. "A sinkhole opens up near the White House" https://t.co/sKmsSyCbPe— i am bringing you fucking joy, fucker. (@i am bringing you fucking joy, fucker.)1548206588.0
Impossible to see this without thinking of @TheGoodPlaceNBC. I believe the sinkhole opens up when there is someone… https://t.co/6RJMBGy7VA— Jennifer Finney Boylan 🦑 (@Jennifer Finney Boylan 🦑)1548196704.0
There’s always next time. https://t.co/Wb8KunpRdV— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast)1548197138.0
@DCPoliceTraffic https://t.co/SVjxr29FW1— Fisto Roboto (@Fisto Roboto)1548219544.0
@DCPoliceTraffic Just need the government open up now 🤣😂— Teresa Doherty (@Teresa Doherty)1548233740.0
@WeStandToFight @DCPoliceTraffic https://t.co/mYFoqmd4cm— Andrew Schunk (@Andrew Schunk)1548213163.0
@DCPoliceTraffic does that come out the budget for the wall? or did mexico pay for the fix?— BootTea (@BootTea)1548221644.0
This isn't the first time the Trump family has had close calls with sinkholes, either:
Also...this #Sinkhole trend is just a bit odd... 5/22/17 at Mar-a-Lago 5/22/18 on White House lawn 1/22/19 a b… https://t.co/HGxeW9SxXN— JDB, Sr. (@JDB, Sr.)1548246356.0
In March 2017, a sinkhole formed in front of Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach estate belonging to President Trump. Last year, a sinkhole formed on the north White House lawn near the entrance to the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. It was excavated and repaired within a week.