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Robert Mugabe Tripped And The Internet Made The Best Meme Ever

#MugabeFalls is the highest form of art in this digital age.

On Wednesday, Robert Mugabe — longtime president of Zimbabwe and current chair of the African Union — fell.

…To the ground. He’s still president and everything. AP Photo

This in and of itself is worth a chuckle, especially since the nonagenarian dictator was fine afterward. But Zimbabwean authorities actually tried to say Mugabe didn’t actually fall he just tripped and managed to catch himself.

I’m pretty sure any referee in the NFL would call this being down but whatever. AP STR

Photographers were reportedly forced to delete the images, but it was too late. The INTERNET had them now and the hashtag #MugabeFalls was quickly populated with fantastic Photoshopped works of art.

And some of the creations are just spectacular.

In fact, you don’t need any more commentary. Just enjoy.

Jake Rusznyak

This summer I shall be vacationing at.... wait for it.... Mugabe Falls! #MugabeFalls

— Lee Healey (@HealeyCartoons)

Okay, @BuzzFeed/@HayesBrown. Here you go. #MugabeFalls #MugabeDooWhereAreYou?

— Caleb K. Wilson (@CalebKWilson)

The best of Robert Mugabe stumbling #MugabeFalls #MugabeStumbling

— ★★★ oDΔFE ★★★ (@Iam_YungJoc)

And a clear winner in my book #MugabeFalls

— Timothy Hobden (@timhobden)

Jake Rusznyak

On your marks Get set Faaalllllllll #MugabeFalls @Lindiwe_Kubheka

— Super MaReo (@ReoagileMolete)

Jake Rusznyak

Mugabe impresses the judges on 'Dancing With The Stars' with his funky moves. • @DancingABC #DWTS #MugabeFalls

— Michael Kirkpatrick (@OtimMichael)

The never ending #MugabeFalls memes 😂

— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane)

OK, so I just had to make one too: The Neverending Dictatorship #MugabeFalls

— griffin (@watkykjy)

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