Twitter Takes Trump To Task On Birtherism
Twitter is not letting Donald Trump get away with his bullshit birtherism speech on Friday when, after years of spreading conspiracy theories about the birthplace of President Barack Obama, Trump finally admitted that he was wrong.
But, in 140 characters or less, Twitter ripped Donald Trump apart for everything that was wrong with his insane campaign speech. And in doing so, made everything so wrong with Donald Trump seem so right again.
Twitter is such a beautiful, underappreciated medium.
Here’s the best of some very, very good tweets!
I’m Donald. I got 11 million followers by claiming a Black Guy had to be from Kenya. Now I need Black votes, so I was kidding. #birtherism
— John (@linnyitssn) September 16, 2016
Pretending that Clinton started #birtherism is the new #birtherism — John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) September 16, 2016
As always, John Fugelsang remains a voice of reason in an increasingly unreasonable time.
#birtherism crap should have kept him off the air but it put him on the air.
— Gregg Henry (@GreggHenry88) September 16, 2016
Things that make you go “hmmm.”
A Putin joke is always relevant, when discussing Trump.
You don’t just get to push eight years of race-baiting lies about the president and then pull a “never mind!” Let’s not pretend otherwise.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) September 16, 2016
Not funny, but spot-on.
Nothing Trump can say will ever erase the fact that for 5 years he tried to delegitimize America’s 1st black President w/RACIST #BIRTHERISM. — Bill Madden (@activist360) September 16, 2016
Protip : We didn’t need to create the word #birtherism. We already had a word for what that is. It’s called racism.
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) September 16, 2016
Hmmm. Can you expand upon that, sir?
I’ll use it in a sentence.@realDonaldTrump is a really racist racist who often practices racism. See. I didn’t need the word #birtherism. — W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) September 16, 2016
Thank you for your clarification.
No truer observation has been written about @realDonaldTrump than this summary #Birtherism
— Brett Williamson (@ExecCanuck) September 4, 2016
In case you needed a reminder of what Trump’s campaign, and his embrace of birtherism, was all about.
This shouldn’t have to be said: You don’t just get to say someone else did the worst things you’ve done. It doesn’t work. No one buys it. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 16, 2016