This week saw both Donald Trump and Jeb Bush announcing their presidential runs, meaning satirists across the world could take the next 6 weeks off. Here's a round up of all the week's big news, illustrated with funny tweets:
It turned out a woman named Rachel Dolezal had been pretending to be black...
goodnight internet pic.twitter.com/aAheypFC7z— Robert Caruso (@robertcaruso) June 14, 2015
Some totally shocking and not obvious news came out about jobseekers:
"Bright, working class job seekers are locked out of top jobs if they're not from wealthy backgrounds." pic.twitter.com/HLRY2DRbFl— zoeyv (@ZoeYak) June 14, 2015
This actually happened:
The suspected illegal immigrant seen on a lilo off Folkestone turned out to be an Albanian on holiday.— Simon Jones (@SimonJonesNews) June 15, 2015
Jurassic World was released and did really well at the box office:
Jurassic World takes $511m in opening weekend - the biggest payday for dinosaurs since the 2018 & 2022 FIFA World Cup bids.— James Martin (@Pundamentalism) June 15, 2015
Nick Grimshaw was named as one of the new X Factor judges:
Five facts you didn't know about new X-Factor judge Nick Grimshaw. pic.twitter.com/pLDnANdnrW— joe heenan (@joeheenan) June 16, 2015
Jeb Bush kicked off his presidential campaign...
Unfortunate for a homophobe like Jeb Bush that his campaign logo 'Jeb!' looks like a Broadway musical. pic.twitter.com/T0H0EN96mg— You can call me Q (@QuintinForbes) June 16, 2015
And so did Donald Trump...
Looking forward to tomorrow's news coverage of Trump's speech. pic.twitter.com/Nmrd4HdQoO— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) June 16, 2015
With Trump on board too it's not so much a US Presidential race as a Wacky Races live action event.— Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) June 16, 2015
Watching Donald Trump's speech right now. pic.twitter.com/Ec5Ads19ki— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) June 16, 2015
Cue Jon Stewart rubbing his nipples with glee. https://t.co/ldVmzTsRYK— Chica Lolita (@ChicaLolita) June 16, 2015
I can’t take Donald Trump seriously because of his surname.
And his hair.
And pretty much everything he says and does.— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) June 16, 2015
Sorry Donald. Bush messed it up so bad there won't be a white president for a long, long time.— Rhys James (@rhysjamesy) June 16, 2015
If you think Rachel Dolezal identifying herself as black was weird, Donald Trump just identified himself as a viable candidate for President— David Schneider (@davidschneider) June 16, 2015
USA: Billionaire Donald Trump announces his candidacy for president on Instagram, effectively destroying satire for the next 16 months.— The DM Reporter (@DMReporter) June 16, 2015
Laughing so hard at how ridiculous Trump is. I mean, that would be like promoting Alan Sugar to scrutinise legislation HANG ON WE DID WHAT— Martin Belam (@MartinBelam) June 16, 2015
And a Brit won loads of money on the Euromillions:
Imagine if Nigel Farage won the Euromillions 100 times. #DonaldTrump— Rhys James (@rhysjamesy) June 16, 2015
Chris Evans was announced as the new host of Top Gear:
Still think Top Gear missed a great opportunity to rebrand itself as a program where Danny Dyer just tries different class A drugs— Billie (@Billie_T) June 16, 2015
The Foo Fighters cancelled Glasto because Dave Grohl broke his leg:
If Glastonbury need a replacement for the Foo Fighters, I can play Everlong on the guitar for an hour and have use of both legs.— Dave Turner (@mrdaveturner) June 17, 2015
Arsene Wenger wore this shirt:
Arsène Wenger looking like he's about to enjoy the cheekiest Nando's ever pic.twitter.com/zsRZYUtjsJ— Sunday League FC (@SundayLeagueFC) June 18, 2015
Loads of people did a Tough Mudder and even more people had to hear about people doing Tough Mudder:
The best way to find out if someone has done a Tough Mudder is to talk to them for at least 15 seconds.— James Martin (@Pundamentalism) June 18, 2015
Piccadilly Circus had a power cut:
Local sales of TDK cassette tapes plummet. https://t.co/tsruuFtNqB— Nick Walker (@nickw84) June 18, 2015
The Pope went on a really strange rant:
U ok hun? “@Pontifex: The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.”— Darryl Morris (@darrylmorris) June 18, 2015
And they decided to spend almost £6bn repairing parliament while making £12bn of spending cuts.
"Fixing Parliament could cost £5.7bn”. That’s more than it cost to fix the World Cup.— paul bassett davies (@thewritertype) June 18, 2015