The Brief: Social media users are speculating about the contents of a note left by former President Donald Trump to his successor President Joe Biden in "Dear Joe" memes.
News that former President Donald Trump left a note for President Joe Biden in the White House prior to his inauguration inspired a surge of memes about what the note might contain. Many of these “Dear Joe” memes and tweets feature famous letters in meme history and notes that look like they were written by a child.
— Steve Blackwell (@ImperiusRex1) January 20, 2021
There’s also some speculation that Trump asked to be pardoned by the new president.
GOOD MORNING! Happy #InaugurationDay!!
Seems like the White House has officially released a letter that outgoing President Donald Trump wrote for new President Joe Biden: pic.twitter.com/JJerGRq4Ps
— Sarah Burris (@SarahBurris) January 20, 2021
— Colin (@IntroSpecktive) January 20, 2021
Once again, a joke from The Simpsons isn’t too far from reality…
The Simpsons did it again! pic.twitter.com/ZYzEX5lfnL
— #BagelTruther🍩 (@lockhart_jesse) January 20, 2021
— remy (@remy4real22) January 20, 2021
Several allusions have been made to Eminem’s “Stan” letters.
“Dear Joe, I wrote you but you still ain’t calling. I left my cell, my pager and my home phone at the bottom. I wrote two letters back in autumn you must not a got em. There probably was a problem at the post office or something https://t.co/nCLyeuaomH
— lindsey ok (@lindseyyok) January 20, 2021
— EL_RANCHO (@lebigfella1) January 20, 2021
Leaks of President Trump's note to Joe Biden.
"Dear Joe…." pic.twitter.com/6yUtg0pPFb
— Brock Lobster (@ssmith2452) January 20, 2021
Another popular joke in these memes is that Trump left a petty and mean message for Biden.
President Biden going to walk into the White House and see the note:
Dear Joe pic.twitter.com/wI0s7fVN3r
— bob esponch (@soulhera) January 20, 2021
— Real Talk Manchester City ⚽️ (@RealTalkMCFC) January 20, 2021
— The Tweeter Formerly Known as Ruffles (@notthechips) January 20, 2021
“This is for Joe, you big fat white nasty smelling fat bitch… why’d you take me off the motherfucking schedule?” https://t.co/2VVLSCHWyp
— cowboy like m(e)mma (@myheartredheart) January 20, 2021
This is the dear Joe letter Trump left Biden pic.twitter.com/iOvNemiXcN
— Hispanic Ric Flair (@HispanicRic) January 20, 2021
'Dear Joe, my Dad owns XBox, you will get banned.' pic.twitter.com/78sWciyBKj
— asexual fly (@AsexualFly) January 20, 2021
Dear joe pic.twitter.com/ge0bBpl5iN
— za morant (@NolimitSeven) January 20, 2021
Will you pardon me? 👉🏼🥺👈🏼
Check yes ✅ or no ❌
Trump 🥰 https://t.co/FrCAJLvnSP
— geeve (@geevezus) January 20, 2021
Other people are sharing “Dear Joe” memes with their own notes for the new president.
Ima let you have your day, but…. pic.twitter.com/OC5KE4lQkW
— YERRboi Shredda (@ShreddaSosa) January 20, 2021
Although the contents of Trump’s actual note remain unknown and may never be revealed to the public, these memes show how people are having a laugh imagining what he might have written.