The Internet piled on to our poor, hapless president-elect when he made another Twitter blunder on Sunday that has many Twitizens pointing and laughing.
Trump has already told us how much he loves the uneducated, but seems to have forgotten that there is still plenty of sharp observation and wit to be found online.
On Sunday, Trump sent out a tweet quoting his adviser and former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway. The huge social media gaffe got lots of laughs as well as inciting some well-deserved mockery. Trump tweeted the quote and linked it to an interview his bobble headed adviser did with Fox News:
‘We certainly don’t want intelligence interfering with politics and we don’t want politics interfering with intelligence.’
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2017
Well, if there’s one thing we can be reassured on, it’s that “intelligence” will not be a hallmark of Trump’s incoming administration. Deceit and dodgy practices, maybe, but probably nothing that could be accused of actual intelligence; particularly when compared to the multi-bestselling author, Columbia University grad, and editor of the Harvard Review that we have come to know, love, and respect.
Trump set himself up, and plenty of Twitizens were ready to knock him down, responding to his pathetically obtuse tweet with glee.
Many Twitter users assured the incoming president that we were not concerned about too much “intelligence” sneaking into this upcoming term in office:
‘@realDonaldTrump oh we are all painfully aware that you’re not bringing any intelligence into politics, donald’
oh we are all painfully aware that you’re not bringing any intelligence into politics, donald
— Zach Holman (@holman) January 8, 2017
‘Worry not. “Intelligence interfering with politics” is the LAST thing any of us will ever worry about with you, hun.’
Dear @realDonaldTrump: Worry not. "Intelligence interfering with politics" is the LAST thing any of us will ever worry about with you, hun.
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) January 8, 2017
‘@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews I think it’s pretty safe to say there won’t be any intelligence in American politics for the next four years.’
I think it's pretty safe to say there won't be any intelligence in American politics for the next four years.
— . (@___Q__) January 8, 2017
‘Only Trump could launch a War On Intelligence: “I think we should lock up all books until we can figure out just what the Hell is going on.”‘
Only Trump could launch a War On Intelligence.
"I think we should lock up all books until we can figure out just what the Hell is going on."
— Tim Hanlon (@TimfromDa70s) January 8, 2017
Don't worry Kellyanne, "Intelligence" is the furthest thing from Trump's mind.https://t.co/4xN38sr9Qk
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) January 7, 2017
Trump: I have never accepted intelligence in my life before, why should I start now? @thehill
— Yankeesfan66 (@Rangersfan66) January 8, 2017
Is that why you work for Trump because you don't want intelligence in politics?
— Nighteyesv (@Nighteyesv) January 8, 2017
when Trump got elected we all knew intelligence wasn't in our politics anymore
— 45sPutinsCockHolster (@Trumpsachump21) January 8, 2017
In Trump's case, we will never have to worry about intelligence influencing politics!
— becky beckett (@beckylorraine) January 8, 2017
we know intelligence doesn't interfere with anything you do
— sramones (@sramones) January 8, 2017
you are president elect, obviously Intelligence is not interfering with politics.
— nunya (@Mkg622) January 8, 2017
It's one thing to refuse to be given intelligence, it's another thing to prove over & over again that you have none. @realDonaldTrump
— ❄️Alex ❄️ (@YourYakiri) January 6, 2017
Author Matthew Dicks took pity on the none-too-sharp future president and offered some useful advice.
‘This is another one of those tweets you should probably delete. It makes it way too easy to mock you.’
This is another one of those tweets you should probably delete. It makes it way too easy to mock you.
— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks) January 8, 2017
[email protected] @FoxNews you don’t let intelligence get in the way of anything you do or say. You’ve proven that time and again.’
— The Socialist Party (@OfficialSPGB) January 8, 2017
Although Donald Trump was clearly disparaging our U.S. intelligence agencies in a desperate attempt to maintain the fiction that he won the presidency fair and square with any help from his buddy Putin, sometimes 140 characters is a bad way to express your position and reassert the legitimacy of your position.
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