Attorney general William Barr held a press conference Thursday morning to discuss the long-awaited Mueller report, a move which has been criticized by Democrats as unnecessary and "inappropriate." Next to him stood deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who spent most of the conference staring intensely into the middle distance.
Remember when Chris Christie stood next to Trump during a rally and looked like he'd just woken up on a submarine to hell? This was kind of like that. Several people made "Sound of Silence" jokes.
madame tousseau's new rod rosenstein figure looks pretty lifelike
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) April 18, 2019
Blink twice if you are ok Rod Rosenstein
— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) April 18, 2019
why is rod rosenstein looking directly at me
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 18, 2019
Rod Rosenstein looks like he was added later in photoshop pic.twitter.com/xdnmEl8FkR
— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) April 18, 2019
♪♫ hello darkness my old friend ♫♪ pic.twitter.com/7mdiuK7VWe
— Zack Whittaker (@zackwhittaker) April 18, 2019
when the LSD kicks in on live TV pic.twitter.com/HpYHrRmf7a
— chelsea adelaine hassler (@chelseaadelaine) April 18, 2019
Now that Rosenstein's time at the Justice Department is drawing to a close, perhaps he can pivot to competitive staring contests. We have never seen a human person blink so little.