Twitter flips over SOTU’s designated survivor: ‘I’m prepared to perish’


Energy Secretary Rick Perry was named the “designated survivor” for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, but many Twitter users were thankful no one needed him to fill that role.

Upon learning about the prospect of a President Perry, some on social media expressed their discomfort in GIFs while others simply held on tight and hoped for the best:

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, right, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, applaud U.S. President Donald Trump as he arrives to deliver a State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Trump will speak to a House chamber full of Democrats jostling to challenge his re-election, with many female lawmakers planning to dress in suffragette white and his chief antagonist Nancy Pelosi seated at the dais behind him. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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As is customary, the president selects one cabinet member to hide in an undisclosed location during his address in case a catastrophe occurs in the House chamber. In 2018, Trump tapped Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for the task.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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