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These Savage Memes Perfectly Sum Up How Absurd US Politics Were In 2016

The United States had quite a year in politics, primarily because of the 2016 presidential election (duh).

So much happened in the past 12 months, and it's safe to say the US political system will likely never be the same.

For the first time in this country's history, a woman was nominated for president by a major political party.

But, despite numerous controversies, a former reality TV star ended up winning the election.

Along the way, we witnessed Senator Bernie Sanders inspire a major political movement and watched the Obama era come to a close.

So much happened in 2016 when it comes to politics, we could probably spend the next several years discussing it all.

Instead, since life is short and time is limited, let's take a look at some of this year's best political memes.

The battle between Bernie and Hillary during the primaries was fierce. Naturally, it inspired a lot of memes.

Meme about Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton where the issue at hand is "Star Wars."

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Harry Potter = always relevant

Harry Potter meme with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

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Trump will never live down the way he said “WRONG” during the presidential debates.

Trump meme where Jesus says "Blessed are the poor" and Trump says "wrong."

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The Obama-Biden memes were the stuff of legends. Their bromance is magical.

Biden Obama meme holding hands to freak out Mike Pence.

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Who wore it better?

Trump meme with picture of Trump next to corn with the headline "Who wore it better?"

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Morpheus for president.

Matrix meme about the Democratic and Republican parties.

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The album of the year: Straight Outta Options.

Meme about the 2016 election featuring Trump and Hillary Clinton with a sign that says "Straight Outta Options."

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Poor Mitt Romney.

Meme about Trump and Mitt Romney during an uncomfortable dinner.

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The Obama-Biden memes are TOO good. Can't stop, won't stop.

Obama Biden meme about giving Trump a knuckle sandwich.

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Make America creepy again.

Screenshot of a tweet about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Trump has a “good brain.”

Meme about Trump saying, You Know It, I Know It, Everybody Knows It, Believe Me

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OK, one more Obama-Biden meme. Sorry not sorry.

Biden Obama meme about Biden not giving Trump the White House's WiFi password.

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You will never look at a pumpkin the same way. This can't be unseen.

Trump pumpkin meme.

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Remember that time people thought Senator Ted Cruz was the Zodiac killer?

Meme about Ted Cruz being a killer.

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Ken Bone: America's unexpected sweetheart.

Meme about Ken Bone.

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Find someone who loves you the way Bill Clinton loves balloons.

Meme about Bill Clinton and balloons.

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“The Simpsons” predicted everything.

Meme about Trump and "The Simpsons."

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It was a long and contentious election, but we survived. Congrats, America.

Here's to hoping 2017 goes a bit more smoothly.

Meme about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump playing off "Dumb and Dumber"

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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