Donald Trump retweeted a spoof news story about Twitter and Joe Biden and it’s perfect
In last night’s televised Town Hall event, it was suggested to Donald Trump that he should stop retweeting stuff like a ‘crazy uncle’.
Trump brushed it off, of course, but today we had the perfect example of why the so-called president should look a bit harder – or look at all, in fact – before he tweets.
He shared a satirical news site’s story about Joe Biden and Twitter under the false impression that it was the genuine article. And it’s just perfect.
Here’s the Babylon Bee ‘news’ story shared by Trump and the more you read it, the better it gets.
‘Crazy uncle’ indeed. And here are our favourite things people said about it.
THE BABYLON BEE IS A HUMOR SITE YOU CREDULOUS FOOL
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) October 16, 2020
Oh good King boomer has logged on
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) October 16, 2020
The president just retweeted a parody story thinking it’s real. Literally every day is like a mini-episode of Idiocracy. But the thing is, he has the nuclear codes. https://t.co/zWe0kSblKz
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) October 16, 2020
Jesus Christ but you are thick as shit.
— 🎃John Rain🎃 (@MrKenShabby) October 16, 2020
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) October 16, 2020
later today the President will be blasting the Onion for biased coverage.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) October 16, 2020
Some people made the not inconsiderable leap to suggest Trump was in on the joke. To which there is surely only one response.
All the people on this thread saying Trump is in on the joke:
You're even dumber than he is.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) October 16, 2020