POLITICS
06/07/2020 3:55 PM AEST

Performance To Empty Seats At Trump's July 4th Celebration Promptly Becomes A Meme

"Reminds me of the time Obama booked Bruno Mars to sing Bruno Mars at the same event in 2015," a Twitter user said.

President Donald Trump’s July 4th event has produced a new meme.

The president was trolled on Twitter over the weekend after a short clip of a performance at his “Salute To America” event went viral. 

The Saturday evening celebration ― which included military flyovers, a presidential address from the White House South Lawn, and a massive fireworks display that packed people into the National Mall despite dire concerns it would further the spread of coronavirus ― also featured several musical performances. One video, posted to Twitter, shows military personnel performing Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ 2014 hit “Uptown Funk” to a largely empty patch of seats.

Other footage from the event showed guests ― which included medical and law enforcement workers, administration staff and military ― waving flags and applauding onstage performers.

Twitter users quickly threw back to the time Bruno Mars performed “Uptown Funk” at a July 4th South Lawn event hosted by former President Barack Obama in 2015.

Social media users did what they do best and promptly turned the moment into a meme.