As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull jets off to China, today the deputy will be stepping in as acting PM for the next two days- and guess what – that’s Barnaby Joyce.
Barnaby-fucking-Joyce is practically our PM right now. Let that sink in.
As the news reverberates through the interwebs, the people of Australia are afraid, very afraid, and took to Twitter to express their dismay.
You were WARNED! But you thought it would be too ridiculous to ever happen.
Acting Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce.#auspol
— AshGhebranious (@AshGhebranious) April 12, 2016
He’s a friend to all animals.
— Shorten_Suite (@Shorten_Suite) April 12, 2016
Just not Johnny Depp’s dogs.
So, the day has come – 13.4.15 –
Acting PM @Barnaby_Joyce ?
Trust Johnny Depp is not in the country ?? @abc730
— Senator Wang (@SenatorDioWang) April 12, 2016
Okay, maybe not.
Australia's Acting Prime Minister. Just let that sink in. pic.twitter.com/8ZY1K4JPeO
— Young Labor (@YoungLaborOz) April 12, 2016
He always looks the part…
Good morning Australia, this is your acting Prime Minister for a few days. All relaxed? pic.twitter.com/J2jvuUXWsL
— Simon Chapman AO (@SimonChapman6) April 12, 2016
Can beat any alpaca in a stare-off. That’s PM material!
— James Massola (@jamesmassola) April 12, 2016
On Thursday we'll welcome (acting) Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.
— #PutLibsLast‼️ (@johndory49) April 10, 2016
But we are staying optimistic!
— Kiera (@KieraGorden) April 12, 2016
— Blocky McBlockface (@Hippopeteamus) April 12, 2016
NIDA warns that Barnaby Joyce won't make a very good Acting Prime Minister#auspol
— Walter Slurrie (@WilmaSlurrie) April 12, 2016
— Kiera (@KieraGorden) April 10, 2016
God save all our souls.