David Cameron Posted A Picture Of Himself On The Phone And Spawned A Meme

The Prime Minister was trying to project a statesman’s image as he called Barack Obama to talk about Ukraine. The internet had better ideas.

1. David Cameron gave Barack Obama a call to chat about the Ukraine crisis.

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So far, so serious. Then other people soon started dialling in.

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3. Graham Linehan decided to join the call.

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4. At which point others barged in.

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5. Some struggled to get the hang of it but still did their best.

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6. Well, at least pretended to try.

You won't believe the filth Mr. Cameron is spouting on this phone call...

— Andy Hanley (@Hanners1979)
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7. Then it started to go very wrong.

"Hi David where are you calling from?"

— JC (@JCautomatic)
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8. Very wrong.

"Ukraine, you say" #davecalls

— Mat Beal (@matbeal)
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9. REALLY wrong.

Yes, Dave, this is Dog

— Jon Bounds (@bounder)
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10. By this point Obama wasn’t very impressed.

David who ? #davecalls

— I'm Atticus (@windlerob)
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11. But they just kept coming.


— El Nombre (@lukebushnellwye)
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12. And coming.

Yeah, big deal. The UK Prime Minister can use a phone. Anyone can do that.

— John Brennan (@ActingAnEejit)
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13. Admittedly it sometimes got a bit surreal.

— Alwyn Payne (@AlwynPayne)
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14. Or just downright disturbing.

@glinner "Get me Osbourne, immediately!" #tweetlikecameron

— Chris Burgess (@BurgessGBG)
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15. Some people really went for it.

@SirPatStew @seyitaylor @robdelaney @David_Cameron @BarackObama copy.

— Oo Nwoye (@OoTheNigerian)
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16. The internet’s Rob Delaney belatedly arrived.

.@David_Cameron @BarackObama Hi guys, I'm on the line now too. Get me up to speed.

— rob delaney (@robdelaney)
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17. By now it was going global.

@David_Cameron @BarackObama @robdelaney yeah we need to figure this out asap guys

— Ali Hashimee (@alihashimee)
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18. And then, as with all of the best things in this world, Patrick Stewart turned up and held a packet of Wet Ones to his face.

.@robdelaney @David_Cameron @BarackObama I'm now patched in as well. Sorry for the delay.

— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew)
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Jim Waterson is the UK deputy editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London. Waterson focuses on politics.
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