Unless you have been living under a rock for the last 12 months, you know 2016 was a year filled with many awkward moments. From one of the craziest presidential elections of all time, to strange and funny stories that quickly went viral, this year certainly had it all. Below is a list of 5 moments we picked as the most awkward in 2016. Some may make you laugh your butt off.
At the Republican presidential primary debate earlier this year, just getting all 7 men on stage was difficult. The big challenge begins after Ben Carson misses his cue. If there ever was a top ten for “weirdest bloopers from the 2016 presidential election,” this one would make the top 5.
You probably remember the bizarre story about Kanye West and his alleged personal debt. On February 13, West said he was 53 million dollars in debt. Check out his original tweet (above). What’s even crazier than his first tweet is his special request from Mark Zuckerberg (original tweet below). West created a tweet requesting Facebook CEO to invest $1 billion into his ideas.
So what was Zuckerberg’s response? Well, he didn’t respond to Kanye’s awkward request, but he did hit the like button in response to a post from a Facebook software engineer. The post said: “Dear Kanye West: If you’re going to ask the CEO of Facebook for a billion dollars, maybe don’t do it on Twitter.”
Imagine purchasing a Powerball ticket and seeing every single number match up perfectly. Wouldn’t that be nice? At this point, you know your life is going to change forever. The only problem is, you didn’t realize that the winning numbers were from another drawing.
This is exactly what happened to a group of workers at a restaurant in New Jersey. The link takes you to an article and the actual video of them reading off the numbers and celebrating. Sadly, the workers thought they won the jackpot of $900 million. What they were reading off was the numbers for the previous drawing, which was a jackpot of $528 million.
On March 21, 2016, President Obama met with Cuban president, Raúl Castro in Havana, Cuba. If you click on the above link, it takes you to a hilarious video on YouTube. Instead of the usual handshake, Castro decided to actually grab Obama’s arm and raise it just like a heavyweight champion. You can clearly see that this unexpected move caught President Obama off guard.
On November 10, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump met with current President Barack Obama. Perhaps this is one of the most awkward meetings these two men have ever had.
After all of the terrible things both Trump and Obama said about each other, it was time for them to finally meet in person for the first time ever. Surprisingly, during the meeting they showed tremendous respect for each other. However, if you look at Trump, you can see he clearly feels uncomfortable sitting next to a man who he once called “the founder of ISIS.”
We hope you had a good laugh from reading about these people and their rather difficult situations. Although 2016 has come and gone, let’s see what the next year will brings us. With 2017 on the way, there is no doubt there will be plenty more awkward moments to come.