15 Things That Are #WhollyAppropriate

The internet lampoons H. R. McMaster's favorite phrase. 

H.R. McMaster defended Trump's decision to share classified intelligence with Russia as wholly appropriate.

On Tuesday President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster fielded a number of questions from reporters about a Washington Post report on how Trump gave away classified intelligence last week to Russian officials during an Oval Office meeting.

“In the context of that discussion, what the president discussed with the foreign minister was wholly appropriate to that conversation and is consistent with the routine sharing of information between the president and any leaders with whom he is engaged,” McMaster said.

It was a phrase he repeated often. McMaster said “wholly appropriate” seven times in the 15-minute briefing.

People noticed, and #WhollyAppropriate was born on Twitter as users share what else they find to be “wholly appropriate.”

Here are 15 other things that are wholly appropriate:


This is fine #WhollyAppropriate.


I ate an entire pie for breakfast in a way that was #whollyappropriate. I wasn’t even aware of where the pie came from.


“What President Trump said on that bus was wholly appropriate to the conversation.”


Drink when you hear #whollyappropriate from anyone in the White House.


Watching Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on bootleg. #whollyappropriate


The media training cheer right before #McMaster’s press briefing.


An “anonymous source.”


When he declares war via twitter, I’m sure that’ll be #WhollyAppropriate.


Can something be halfly appropriate? #whollyappropriate


My kid dropped a gummy bear on the floor, the dog licked it. Same kid picked up same gummy bear and ate it. #whollyappropriate


McMaster has to use an adverb to sway or “sell us” on the idea that Trump’s conversation was #whollyappropriate.


Caught the dog snacking at the litter box. Cat described actions as #WhollyAppropriate.


Things I’ve learned from this Trump administration: #alternativefacts [are] #whollyappropriate.


We all know that @realDonaldTrump thinks @McmasterHr was saying “holy appropriate,” right?


According to my cat, sitting on the dining table is #WhollyAppropriate.

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