#VeryLimitedRole is Trending on Twitter Today, Here's What it Means

March 20th 2017

Almie Rose

During Monday's press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked about the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia, and his response immediately inspired Twitter to birth a meme, in addition to a trending hashtag.


Spicer was asked by a reporter, "if President Donald Trump stands by his earlier comments that he is not aware of any contacts between his campaign associates and Russia," Politico reports, "Spicer acknowledged former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s previous relationship with the country, but described him as a 'volunteer of the campaign.'" Flynn resigned as Trump's National Security Advisor in February after he admitted that he "inadvertently briefed the then Vice President-elect Mike Pence 'with incomplete information'" on his correspondences with Russia.

"There has been discussion of Paul Manafort," Spicer said, "who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time." However, Paul Manafort was President Donald Trump's former campaign manager for roughly three months and using #VeryLimitedRole Twitter pointed out the ridiculousness of Spicer's statement:

The White House denies any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.