On November 24, after the Grammys announced their 2021 nominations, The Killers responded to their new album's snub.
They decided to tap into current affairs by making fun of Donald Trump's refusal to concede the 2020 election in the best way possible:
an unhinged Twitter tirade.
OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE COUNTING ROOMS. WE WON THE GRAMMYS, GOT LOADS OF LEGAL VOTES. BAD THINGS HAPPEN… https://t.co/f1fwh8qCma— The Killers (@The Killers)1606283606.0
@thekillers Just when I thought I couldn’t love The Killers more! 😆— M e L i ♥️ (@M e L i ♥️)1606286048.0
The Killers' sixth album, Imploding the Mirage, has been well-reviewed by critics, but that sadly didn't result in a Grammy nomination.
Winning the Internet today 😏😂😆🤣 https://t.co/SaxEesgr6s— Matraca Berg (@Matraca Berg)1606285322.0
@thekillers Injustice that cries out to heaven!!! https://t.co/VpRVo0RyCG— imminent (@imminent)1606287859.0
Twitter found The Killers dig at Donald Trump absolutely hilarious.
@thekillers I'm here at the Four Seasons ready to represent The Killers. https://t.co/kizVTInM3Q— iamwaynegilbert (@iamwaynegilbert)1606315257.0
@thekillers The Killers will be having a press conference at The Rose Garden to expose this massive voter fraud https://t.co/Cy9mDvAlBB— Mary (@Mary)1606297099.0
Many Twitter users quickly played along with the joke.
@thekillers HOLD A PRESSER AT A CHEAP LANDSCAPING FIRM IMMEDIATELY— The Killers History (@The Killers History)1606283718.0
@thekillers I physically HATE that my favorite band took a side in politics, but this tweet is amazing— Dustin Keel (@Dustin Keel)1606290294.0
@thekillers We demand full transparency. https://t.co/kmPcIrVk38— Erica Canales (@Erica Canales)1606284689.0
The Killers have spoken out against Donald Trump and the danger of his administration in the past, even going so far as to release a protest song, "Land of the Free."
@ericacanales @thekillers Hugo Chavez was clearly behind this— Allison Winn Scotch (@Allison Winn Scotch)1606284839.0
@thekillers BIG TECH IS ATTEMPTING TO MUZZLE THE TRUTH. https://t.co/PGCN59k1De— Kevin Frankenfeld (@Kevin Frankenfeld)1606311836.0
@thekillers We’re gonna take this all the way to the Supreme Courtyard Marriott .— ✨meg✨ (@✨meg✨)1606284590.0
THE KILLERS SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR EVERY GRAMMY—THE VOTES WERE CLEARLY RIGGED!
@thekillers !⃝ 𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙢𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙨𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙘𝙚𝙨. https://t.co/kSVvqB6Ld4— The Killers BR (@The Killers BR)1606285040.0
@thekillers And got robbed out of the Nobel Peace Prize!— Ron Filipkowski (@Ron Filipkowski)1606320744.0
Has this always been the fate of Donald Trump—to spend his last days in office getting dunked on by The Killers via Twitter?
Maybe, but even if it isn't, it's certainly an entertaining turn of events.