Look, before you even start reading this thing, you need to go to Buzzfeed and read the unverified intelligence dossier making the rounds about Donald Trump. Apparently this document has been around for months, since before the election, and was supposedly prepared by a former British spy as opposition research against Trump. Buzzfeed goes out of its way to remind the reader that these allegations are “unverified, and potentially unverifiable,” which means the whole thing is tenuous to start with. We just wanted to establish all of this before we jump into what immediately became the most infamous part of this document, one that has generated non-stop chatter on Twitter and other social networks since Buzzfeed published this at 6:20 PM ET tonight.
We’re not even going to type it. Just take a look at this screen capture.
So, yeah. That might be true. It might not be. The mere possibility of it being true dominated Twitter in a way that few things do—it was clearly the number one topic of conversation all night (and probably still is right now), but branched out in so many directions and detours, with so many different terms to describe the central set of allegations, that it never really flowed into a single uniform trending topic the way things often do on Twitter. That was actually kind of interesting to watch in its own right.
But hey, we’re here to talk about the jokes, the Twitter jokes about the things the next president may or may not have gotten into in a Moscow hotel room. Here are the best of those jokes, as shared by the following: