“You literally don’t care one bit about the U.S. Constitution.”
Say what you will about President Donald Trump, but he is not blind to the anguish of his adversaries.
Two weeks ago, the president gave his Sate of the Union speech to the agitation and scowling of Democrats. He saw their pain.
On Friday, as soon the president announced a national emergency at the southern border (“invasion of drugs, invasion of gangs, invasion of people,” being cited as reason), liberals nation-wide crumbled in dread-tinged despair.
Once again, Trump saw their pain.
So before long he shared a video on Twitter to show that being on opposite sides of the political arena does not rule out sympathy.
The video, created by conservative meme maestro Carpe Donktum, is an edit of SOTU highlights showing the president mussitating to REM’s “Everybody Hurts,” as Democratic lawmakers (as well as Trump frenemy Mitt Romney) gawk in melancholy.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2019
As always, liberal commenters knew how to take the joke.
This must be like a sad video album for old man Trump being nostalgic over the last State of the Union Address he will ever give. Mueller is coming to breathe the rule of law down his neck and Trump knows it.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 15, 2019
“Mueller is coming,” wrote one commenter.
“You literally don’t care one bit about the U.S. Constitution,” wrote another. “Posting a video with nice music, doesn’t turn a monster into an angel.”
And others that went straight to the classics: Border control isn’t an emergency! Guns are!
If you cared about an ACTUAL emergency, you should've called one over a number of other issues more pressing than #BorderSecurity, like #GunViolence or suicide, which lead to many more deaths than anything happening at the border. #FakeTrumpEmergencyhttps://t.co/zlykFkDAYM
— Sally Deal (@SallyDeal4) February 15, 2019
As Mr. Donktum himself noted, several liberal outlets took notice, but at least one did know how to join in on the joke.
— Carpe Donktum? (@CarpeDonktum) February 15, 2019
To be fair, is a meme a sign of a healthy democracy? Who knows. Probably not? (But it might all be worth it if everyone started taking themselves just a notch less seriously.)
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