Prime Minister Theresa May will be stepping down as Leader of the Conservative Party on June 7th.
May made the announcement outside Number 10 on May 24th, delivering an emotionally powered speech.
This comes after several unsuccessful attempts to gain the support of the MPs regarding her Brexit deal.
"I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal," she says to the assembled press.
"Sadly I have not been able to do so. I tried three times."
"But it is now clear to me that it is in the best interest of the country for a new Prime Minister to lead that effort."
"It is, and will always remain, a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit. It will be for my successor to seek a way forward that honors the result of the referendum."
As her speech went on, May became more tearful. She ended her speech, stating that she had "no ill will, and only gratitude" regarding her time as Prime Minister.
Obviously, it immediately became a meme.
Twitter is abuzz with the hashtag #Trexit, sharing opinions and making jokes at May's expense.
These women, throughout their respective Premierships, displayed not an iota of emotion or empathy as under their w… https://t.co/QYQVbaFRVc— Macca 🌚 (@Macca 🌚)1558694347.0
The nation reacts to Theresa May's resignation... 🤣 #Trexit #TrexitMeansTrexit #MayExit #MayResigns https://t.co/AOLJFPo93N— Leave.EU (@Leave.EU)1558693132.0
Theresa May will resign as Prime Minister on Friday 7th June. #GameOfThrones taught me that there’s often someone e… https://t.co/Ttaz9pnPgM— Sarah O'Connell (@Sarah O'Connell)1558688984.0
Theresa May quits The leadership race begins: Guy who makes you want to die: 13/8 Dude you literally don't recogni… https://t.co/ysSkn2oQoH— Sathnam Sanghera (@Sathnam Sanghera)1558690196.0
So farewell then Theresa May. I’m sure it’s been a difficult job but I feel no sympathy for her. At every stage she… https://t.co/TnL5LmcMvA— Tommy Sheppard MP (@Tommy Sheppard MP)1558690824.0
my flat mate makes top tier theresa may memes #Trexit https://t.co/p37iF1dbA0— jimothy (@jimothy)1558722965.0
Theresa May’s Resignation (2019) #trexit https://t.co/ji5HGqsgFC— Sam (@Sam)1558712086.0
To those feeling sorry for Theresa May: 4m+ kids in poverty 1m+ Foodbank users 1.9m OAPs in poverty 8.4m strugglin… https://t.co/BxB5k32hVR— Shlomo (@Shlomo)1558689361.0
This Twitter user clearly found the hashtag's play-on-words hilarious.
Trexit means Trexit https://t.co/nVw6IHBr8f— ARTIST TAXI DRIVER (@ARTIST TAXI DRIVER)1558676178.0
One even already showed support for a new (and already better) Prime Minster.
BREAKING: new PM has been announced. I, for one, welcome our new feline overlord. @Number10cat #Trexit https://t.co/3wo8LbdetL— James Wyman (@James Wyman)1558688220.0
May is officially resigning on June 7th, but don't worry, there are sure to be plenty of memes to keep you entertained in the meantime. After all, isn't that what social media is for?
The process to elect a new Prime Minister will begin shortly after May's resignation. We already know who we'd vote for.
“I am announcing that I’m standing to become the next Prime Minister. If Boris Johnson is running, then people dese… https://t.co/6btc4nFJKd— Larry the Cat (@Larry the Cat)1558695918.0
Yes, it's the cat.