The Brief: Marcia Fudge press conference memes began spreading on Twitter after she greeted reporters at a March 19 press conference.


On March 19, Marcia Fudge, the newly appointed Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, quite literally gathered reporters after she greeted them “Good morning” during a press conference. When they didn’t respond to her salutations, Fudge placed her hand by her ear, motioning for the press to greet her back.

Twitter users loved her “Black auntie energy” which earned her a viral moment, an influx of new followers, and a slew of memes.

Many of these memes dealt with listening issues.

Or, poor communication skills.

One internet user likened her to a church pastor.

More memes:

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