Rory Stewarts Pranks Twitter With Bemusing Number 10 April Fools Joke

Rory Stewart’s amusing Number 10 joke pranked Twitter users, but it appears that some people forgot it was April Fool’s Day.

On April 1st, social media is flooded with endless jokes, pranks, memes, and perplexing social media posts. Celebrities, politicians, and news outlets all take advantage of the opportunity to pull harmless pranks and fill the audience with laughter and joy.

Former MP Rory Stewart also used the occasion to make a joke to his 359k Twitter followers.

Rory Stewarts’ Twitter Joke

Rory Stewart almost convinced people that he would be the next Director of Communications at No. 10. “It is an honor to have been asked by the Prime Minister to serve as Director of Communications for No. 10 Downing Street,” Stewart tweeted Friday morning.

“I am looking forward to working with the Prime Minister, Ministers, and Members of Parliament on the issues that are most important to our country,” he added.

At the time of publication, the tweet had 22.8k likes and 5,000 comments. Those who didn’t check the date thought Stewart was actually asked by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to be his next communications director. Others who have been following Stewart on Twitter for a long time are aware that he is not the biggest fan of Johnson, and the penny dropped for them immediately. Heardle just pulled the best April Fools’ Day prank of all time.

Who Is Rory Stewarts?

Rory Stewart, 49, is a former politician, diplomat, and academic. He is currently a senior fellow at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

He was elected to the House of Commons in 2010 and served as Minister for the Environment under David Cameron’s administration from 2015 to 2016. During his political career, he worked in four different departments. From May to July 2019, Stewart served as Secretary of State for International Development. He ran for Conservative Party leader and resigned from politics after Johnson became Prime Minister. He is also the author of the books The Marches, Can Intervention Work?, and The Places in Between.

Twitter Responded To His Joke

Many Twitter users were pranked by Stewart’s joke because they simply forgot it was April Fool’s Day.

“You once said you would never work under Johnson, and here you go,” one user said, to which another responded, “Have you got a calendar handy?”

Another, who appeared to have been pranked, wrote: “Tell me you don’t understand the UK parliamentary system without saying it.”

“Every year, we have April Fool’s Day, and yet peeps still see a tweet that seems really unexpected and go with what seems unbelievable and doesn’t connect the dots,” said another.

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