Twitter went wild on Friday morning after the Associated Press tweeted that President Trump’s lawyer said his tax returns do now show any income from Russia “with few exceptions.”
Users quickly took to the social media platform to mock the message, offering other suggestions of things that can be taken completely out of context, by simply adding “with few exceptions.”
BREAKING: Trump lawyer: Tax returns from past 10 years show no "income of any type from Russian sources," with few exceptions.
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 12, 2017
The phrase quickly became a top trend on Twitter, and rightfully so. The AP’s tweet leaves open a world of possibilities regarding Trump’s tax returns. Perhaps a multi-million dollar payment from The Kremlin was one of the few exceptions? Or maybe Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote Trump a personal check? As one user wrote, the “exceptions” are the “whole point” for public curiosity.
Check out some of the best responses:
the 1940s were a peaceful time with a few exceptions
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) May 12, 2017
— Sean Spicer Facts (@SeanSpicerFacts) May 12, 2017
— H.M. Garth (@hmgarth14) May 12, 2017
The Bluth company is well run and fiscally sound, with few exceptions.
— George Bluth (@RealGeorgeBluth) May 12, 2017
— Spector Hair Day (@SpectorHairDay) May 12, 2017
Donald Trump has never had to pay a $25 million fraud settlement to people victimized by his fake university, with a few exceptions.
— Matt O'Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) May 12, 2017
"I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky, with few exceptions" – Bill Clinton, 1998
— William D. Adler (@williamadler78) May 12, 2017
I have never been wrong, with few exceptions
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) May 12, 2017
The Atlanta Braves were the Team of the 90s, with few exceptions.
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) May 12, 2017
I didn't have any chocolate muffins this week, with few exceptions
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 12, 2017
I've never smoked weed, #withfewexceptions
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) May 12, 2017
OJ Simpson did not kill people, with few exceptions.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) May 12, 2017
Me, when the dentist asks if I floss every day: yes, with few exceptions
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) May 12, 2017
I’ve eaten pretty healthily today with few exceptions
— Emily Cohn (@emily_cohn) May 12, 2017
My tweets are good with few exceptions
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) May 12, 2017
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) May 12, 2017
Serial killer Ted Bundy was a nice guy #withfewexceptions
— Suzanne Dee (@SuzanneDee333) May 12, 2017
— heather campbell (@RealLifeHeather) May 12, 2017
Everyone with pre-existing conditions will have Health Care coverage under Trumps plan #WithFewExceptions
— Sandy H (@tribalwon) May 12, 2017
"I have never been peed on by Russian hookers, with a few exceptions…"
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) May 12, 2017