Multiple people on Twitter appear to have had the same idea of stripping words from the televised footage to show only Trump’s breathing and sniffing.
And the resulting clips, below, are ― well, a bit unsettling.
Hello. I edited this video, and my brain is broken. pic.twitter.com/rc7thKfHSx
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) January 9, 2019
donald trump ASMR is my new worst obsession pic.twitter.com/wC4g5XpRWr
— Jackson Davies (@actualjack) January 9, 2019
turn your headphones up pic.twitter.com/C2n3uncLsS
— Brendan Karet ? (@bad_takes) January 9, 2019
— Leon Ingram (@MudflapOfficial) January 9, 2019
They inevitably prompted some amusing responses online:
This was actually the sex tape audio with @StormyDaniels, same duration and sign off.
— Barack Obama?? ‘s head (@ThePresObama) January 9, 2019
He was watching Stormy fold laundry.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) January 9, 2019
Me saying a prayer for Stormy Daniels and every other woman that has been subjected to this 65 second soundtrack pic.twitter.com/4Vrw99OlX6
— long time no seal (@HNSeal2) January 9, 2019
"Siri, what is the opposite of ASMR?"
— Kendally Brown (@kendallybrown) January 9, 2019
— Mike Denison (@mikd33) January 9, 2019
This is, unfortunately, the first video I could smell.
— m_l_a_d_y (@m_l_a_d_y) January 9, 2019
Parker you've out done yourself. Grotesque and phenomenal at the same time.
— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) January 9, 2019
I watched all of this and none of the original, but feel like I heard the best parts anyway.
— Don Draper (@DonDraperReally) January 9, 2019
This is not how ASMR works.
— Matt Wagner (@othermattwagner) January 9, 2019
Dear god that was uncomfortable. Still better than the original.
— Mike Trelinski (@mtrelins) January 9, 2019
Pure unadulterated high-octane nightmare fuel. Thanks.
— Nicholas (@fools_n_kings) January 9, 2019
this is what hold music sounds like in hell
— Nima Shirazi (@WideAsleepNima) January 9, 2019
— Ben Taylor (@Benjihana) January 9, 2019 RELATED COVERAGE Snoop Dogg Issues Blistering Message To All 'Punk Motherf**ker' Trump Fans George Conway Trolls Trump's 'Mess' Address With Epic Retweeting Spree Celebrities Tear Into Trump Over 'Hitler-Ian' Border Security Address Twitter Users Explode Over Trump Administration's Mexico Border Terrorists Lie Download