On Thursday afternoon (March 11), President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill — meaning that a third round of stimulus checks will be distributed to Americans within the next few days.
According to CNN, the bill, which was signed two days early, will include “up to $1,400 stimulus payments, a $300 federal boost to weekly jobless benefits, an expansion of the child tax credit of up to $3,600 per child and $350 billion in state and local aid, as well as billions of dollars for K-12 schools to help students return to the classroom, to assist small businesses hard-hit by the pandemic and for vaccine research, development and distribution.”
Although the bill will provide financial relief for millions of people, it didn't take long for social media users on Twitter to crack jokes. “Moneybagg Joe” became a trending topic after Pres. Biden signed the bill.
Twitter user @cinique3 tweeted, “Introducing Moneybagg Joe. ‘I just looked at my watch I got time today, Fuck it I’m signing the line today.’”
Introducing Moneybagg Joe— itz_Neek (@cinique3) March 11, 2021
“I just looked at my watch I got time today, Fuck it I’m signing the line today” ✍ pic.twitter.com/hFwX9rEzmT
“ViShawn and ‘MoneyBagg Joe’ gotta be the funniest characters Black Twitter has come up with in a while,” tweeted @nuffsaidny.
ViShawn and “MoneyBagg Joe” gotta be the funniest characters Black Twitter has come up with in a while. pic.twitter.com/DorAaivZXJ— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) March 11, 2021
Social media user @JonnationDaRapa tweeted, “The FACK that Moneybagg Joe is trending makes me chuckle and embarrassed at the same time.”
The FACK that Moneybagg Joe is trending makes me chuckle and embarrassed at the same time pic.twitter.com/bGT6ZD87LI— Jonnation (@JonnationDaRapa) March 11, 2021
“MoneyBagg Joe said, ‘Hunnids and 50s, can’t swap a dime for a penny. You know that’s a stupid decision,’” tweeted @KingGarry8.
MoneyBagg Joe said:— King_Garry (@KingGarry8) March 11, 2021
“Hunnids and 50s can't swap a dime for a penny
You know that's a stupid decision” pic.twitter.com/dmWoa34JX9
Twitter user @maghoganymarie_ tweeted, “Calling Joe Biden ‘Moneybagg Joe’ is the funniest shit ever to me. Lmaoo I love Black people so much.”
calling Joe Biden “Moneybagg Joe” is the funniest shit ever to me. lmaoo i love black people so much.— (@mahoganymarie_) March 11, 2021
“Y’all somebody said the bill was supposed to been signed tomorrow, but Moneybagg Joe looked at his watch and said HE GOT TIME today,” tweeted @Danya_Seymore.
Yall somebody said the bill was supposed to been signed tomorrow but Moneybagg Joe looked at his watch and said HE GOT TIME today— Danya (@Danya_Seymone) March 11, 2021
“Just realized the bill was supposed to be signed tomorrow, but Moneybagg Joe came through today!” tweeted @theopizzy. “My president!”