Ninety-year-old former congressman John Dingell came down hard on Donald Trump via Twitter, and the internet loves it! Dingell served 60 years in the U.S. House and knows more about the internet than the almost-president.
Of course, Trump says he knows more about hacking than the hackers:
‘And I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be somebody else. And I also know things that other people don’t know, and so they cannot be sure of the situation.’
When reporters asked what Trump knew that others did not, he just postponed a response, saying:
‘You’ll find out on Tuesday or Wednesday.’
So now that the president-elect is telling people to avoid computers, who will read his tweets?
‘It’s very important, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way, because I’ll tell you what, no computer is safe.’
Then, Trump offered up his 10-year-old. Son No. 3, Barron Trump, just might be his father’s pick for Secretary of the Internet:
‘I don’t care what they say, no computer is safe. I have a boy who’s 10 years old; he can do anything with a computer. You want something to really go without detection, write it out and have it sent by courier.’
Jim Roberts responded to the orange man:
‘Trump doesn’t trust computers and rarely uses them. Yet he claims, “I know a lot about hacking.” Which is utter BS.’
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) January 1, 2017
Philip Bump said the president-elect talked to the press.
Trump talked to press tonight.
Pool: "No computer is safe from hacking. Secure messages should be sent via courier like in the old days."
— Philip Bump (@pbump) January 1, 2017
Then the former Michigan representative Dingell came out swinging:
‘I find this to be an archaic viewpoint, and I was born during the damn Coolidge administration:’
I find this to be an archaic viewpoint, and I was born during the damn Coolidge administration. https://t.co/JnFoJwFejN
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) January 1, 2017
People still find Dingell amazing, even after he retired in 2016. The representative first took office in 1955. Arielle J. Goren said:
‘John Dingell you are a national treasure. Don’t ever stop tweeting.’
you are a national treasure. Don't ever stop tweeting. @pbump
— Arielle J. Goren (@ariellejgoren) January 1, 2017
Mary Wright Baylor quipped:
‘He [Trump] wants passenger pigeons to make the deliveries, too.’
— Mary ❄️ (@mwrightbaylor) January 1, 2017
Amanda Snook picked up on the thread saying:
‘And cars break down so surely messages should go via pony express!’
Michele Collins aded:
‘The homing pigeon was a breath-thru!’
The homing pigeon was a break-thru!
— michele collins (@michele5411) January 1, 2017
Pixel Wrangler then summed it all up beautifully:
‘BREAKING – unprecedented spike in number of applications for courier jobs from Russian & Israeli applicants.’
BREAKING – Unpresidented spike in number of applications for courier jobs from Russian & Israeli applicants
— Pixel Wrangler (@TryTheClams) January 1, 2017
Featured Image: John Dingell via Twitter.