Richard Marx Mocks Donald Trump on Twitter With Epic 'Right Here Waiting' Joke
It just takes one perfectly executed tweet to make the Twitterverse explode, and that's exactly what happened on Wednesday (July 18) when singer Richard Marx shared a clever jab at President Donald Trump.
The tweet was a response to President Trump's statement during a news conference in Helsinki, Finland with Russian President Vladamir Putin, about whether or not Russia tried to influence the 2016 presidential election. At the time, Trump insisted that he didn't think that Russia had any involvement. However, following the public uproar over the statement, Trump has since clarified what he meant; he's now insisting that he simply misspoke.
“The sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia,’ sort of a double negative,” Trump said. “So you can put that in, and I think that probably clarifies things pretty good.”
Well, the “pretty good” clarification wasn't doing it for '80s pop rock sensation Marx, who then took a shot at Trump while referencing his Hot 100 No. 1 song "Right Here Waiting":
I misspoke. I meant to say I “wouldn’t” be right here waiting for you.— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) July 18, 2018
The tweet quickly spread like wildfire, inspiring other users to put their own spin on Marx's tweet. Check out some of the best ones below.
Maybe Rick Astley meant to say that he really would give you up.— Rodger (with a D) (@Noz4news) July 18, 2018
I guess Whitney didn’t wanna dance with anybody after all. ----♀️— V.Hammer (@Velvet_Hammer21) July 18, 2018
TLC meant to say we do want scrubs— Ginnean (@ginneanvb) July 19, 2018
And Mic Jagger meant to say he can get satisfaction.— Ann Marie Miles (@annmarie_miles) July 19, 2018
So, Kiss DIDN’T want to rock and roll all night or party everyday? #worldshattered— Christina ---- (@chrissyfern) July 18, 2018