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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.

Posted on February 5, 2015, at 1:12 p.m. ET

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.
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...To the ground. He's still president and everything.

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

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.

This #MugabeFalls craziness is solid gold.

And some of the creations are just spectacular.

Belatedly: #MugabeFalls #MugabeStumbling Who let him in there?

Berlaymonster@BerlaymonsterFollow

Belatedly: #MugabeFalls #MugabeStumbling

Who let him in there?

9:21 AM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

♫ ♬ Mugabe, are you OK? Are you OK, Mugabe? You’ve been tripped by A smooth CRIMINAL !♬ ♫ #MugabeFalls

Lee Healey@HealeyCartoonsFollow

♫ ♬ Mugabe, are you OK?

Are you OK, Mugabe?

You’ve been tripped by

A smooth CRIMINAL !♬ ♫

#MugabeFalls

4:50 AM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Jake Rusznyak

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

Lee Healey@HealeyCartoonsFollow

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

6:12 AM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Caleb K. Wilson@CalebKWilsonFollow

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

5:36 PM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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The best of Robert Mugabe stumbling #MugabeFalls #MugabeStumbling

★★★ oDΔFE ★★★@Iam_YungJocFollow

The best of Robert Mugabe

stumbling

#MugabeFalls #MugabeStumbling

12:40 PM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

And a clear winner in my book #MugabeFalls

Jake Rusznyak

On your marks Get set Faaalllllllll #MugabeFalls @Lindiwe_Kubheka

Super MaReo@ReoagileMoleteFollow

On your marks

Get set

Faaalllllllll

#MugabeFalls @Lindiwe_Kubheka

12:32 PM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Jake Rusznyak

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

Michael Kirkpatrick@OtimMichaelFollow

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

2:09 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The never ending #MugabeFalls memes 😂

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

griffin@watkykjyFollow

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

5:01 AM - 05 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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