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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.

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

I've been speaking to @BarackObama about the situation in Ukraine. We are united in condemnation of Russia's actions.

David Cameron@David_Cameron

I've been speaking to @BarackObama about the situation in Ukraine. We are united in condemnation of Russia's actions.

08:18 PM - 5 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Graham Linehan decided to join the call.

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At which point others barged in.

@Glinner Just arranged for the council to remove a mattress.

Lee Blackwood@leeblackwood

@Glinner Just arranged for the council to remove a mattress.

09:58 PM - 5 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

@Glinner Just trying to complain about the funny smell emanating from my phone... #davecalls

Official Tim Wood@OfficialTimWood

@Glinner Just trying to complain about the funny smell emanating from my phone... #davecalls

09:55 PM - 5 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Well, at least pretended to try.

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

Andy Hanley@Hanners1979

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

10:55 PM - 5 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Then it started to go very wrong.

"Hi David where are you calling from?"

JC@JCautomatic

"Hi David where are you calling from?"

09:51 PM - 5 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Very wrong.

REALLY wrong.

By this point Obama wasn't very impressed.

But they just kept coming.

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And coming.

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

John Brennan@ActingAnEejit

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

10:58 PM - 5 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Admittedly it sometimes got a bit surreal.

Or just downright disturbing.

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

Chris Burgess@BurgessGBG

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

10:12 PM - 5 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some people really went for it.

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

Oo Nwoye@OoTheNigerian

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

11:25 PM - 5 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

10:09 PM - 5 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

By now it was going global.

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

Ali Hashimee@alihashimee

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

10:12 PM - 5 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

10:30 PM - 5 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite