Top Republican Tricked Into Tweeting About ‘Veteran’ Jack Nicholson

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Republicans aren’t really known for being the brightest bulbs in the cupboard, but this one takes the cake. Rep. Steve King was just tricked by The Young Turks into retweeting an image of Jack Nicholson, essentially paying his respects to a fictional character in a movie.

Jack Nicholson played Colonel Nathan Jessup in A Few Good Men, a movie about a military murder. Nicholson played the villain in the movie, even coining the well known phrase, “you can’t handle the truth.” The star-studded cast includes Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, and Kiefer Sutherland.

You just can’t make this stuff up, right?

It all happened when reporter Kip Klippenstein of The Young Turks tweeted a request for King to retweet a post about his fake uncle “Col. Jessup.” You can see Kip’s tweet above, which Steve King retweeted.

The internet went crazy over this massive blunder. Check out the best reactions from people below: