In a newly released video, the anti-Trump Republicans behind The Lincoln Project compare President Donald Trump to the character Regina George, the antagonist of the 2004 movie Mean Girls. Specifically, they superimposed an image of Trump into a clip from the film in which Regina goes on an angry tirade against someone, and they superimposed an image of newly announced Democratic Vice Presidential contender Kamala Harris in place of Regina George’s actual target in the movie. The funny thing is: putting Trump in place of George and Harris in place of the character’s target actually fits quite well. The Trump campaign talks about Harris as if they’re actively trying to take cues from the 2004 movie character.
Check out the video below:
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— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 15, 2020
In a Trump campaign email that The Lincoln Project highlighted, Harris is referred to as “the meanest, most horrible, most disrespectful, MOST LIBERAL of anyone in the U.S. Senate,” which is just a staggeringly petty, hollow way for the president’s re-election campaign to describe the presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee. Is that really the message that they’re going to go with as the general election approaches? They’re going to try and convince people that Harris is the “most horrible” Senator? What on earth does that even mean? Trump has complained about Harris’s harsh scrutiny of Brett Kavanaugh during the Supreme Court pick’s confirmation process — but scrutinizing Supreme Court picks is quite literally her Constitutionally-mandated job as a member of the Senate!
Besides that nonsensical email from his campaign, Trump has also derided Harris as “nasty,” and, at a recent White House press conference, touted the brazenly racist conspiracy theory that Harris might not be eligible to serve as vice president after all, although she was born in the United States. Sure, he said that he didn’t know if the conspiracy theory was true, but he was clearly nonetheless ready and willing to give it some traction, because he did not rule it out.
Check out Twitter’s response to the new Lincoln Project video below: