I Try So Hard to Be His Friend

I Try So Hard to Be His Friend

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"I Try So Hard To Be His Friend" is a portion of tweet by United States President Donald Trump directed at North Korean Supreme Leader Kim John Un. The contents of the tweet, which include a passive aggressive attack on the North Korean leader, have been copied and parodied on Twitter since the tweet's initial posting.


Following months of trading insults, on November 11th, 2017, President Trump tweeted,[1] "Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me 'old,' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat?' Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend – and maybe someday that will happen!" The post (shown below) received more than 130,000 retweets and 587,000 likes in less than three days.

Trump tweets out about how he tried to be Kim Jong Un's friend and that he would never call him short and fat


Virtually all news outlets covered Trump's tweet, specifically his referring to Kim Jong Un "short and fat," including CNN,[2] The New York Times,[3] Vox,[4] BBC,[5] Australian Broadcast Corp News,[6] MarketWatch,[7] The Guardian,[8] Business Insider[9] and more.

Over the next few days, people on Twitter began parodying Trump's tweet by replacing Kim Jong Un's name with personal, humorous feuds the user holds or feuds from pop culture, such as college professors (shown below, left), He-Man (shown below, center), Dr. Who (shown below, right) and more.

Someone copying Trumps tweet in complaining about his professor Skeletor tells us about his attempts at making friends in the format of Trump's famous tweet Dr Who meme about trumps tweet of i try so hard to be his friend

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Nanalan is the source of all evil
Nanalan is the source of all evil

It starts with one Kim
I don’t know why
It doesn’t even matter how hard I try
Keep that in mind
I designed this rhyme
To explain in due time
All I know
Kim is a valuable friend
Watch him be fat as the pendulum swings
Watch him count down to the end of the day
The nuke takes lifes away
It’s so unreal
Didn’t look out below
Watch the time go right out the window
Trying to hold on, but you didn’t even grow
Wasted it all just to watch you go
I kept everything inside
And even though you’re fat, it all fell apart
What it meant to me
Will eventually be a memory of a time when
I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
You're only getting fatter


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