• Twitter Tuesday – February 14, 2017

    It’s Twitter Tuesday, so if you’ve been living under a rock or too busy worrying about finding a date for Valentine’s Day, here’s what’s been happening in the Twitterverse:

    Note: If it seems like there are a lot of Trump tweets on here, that’s because there are. He’s been pretty busy this past week.

    Easy D v. America

    No Twitter Tuesday kickoff would be complete without a “mic drop” from Trump, and this last week saw a doozy. Not that it hasn’t been thoroughly speculated about, but we STILL don’t know what Donald Trump meant by “Easy D.”

    Chris Cuomo v. Blumenthal v. Twitter

    After CNN’s Chris Cuomo interviewed Sen. Richard Blumenthal regarding Blumenthal’s statements that Supreme Court nominee Neil Grouch called Trump’s attacks on federal judges “disheartening” and “demoralizing”, Trump responded via Twitter by once again accusing CNN of being “fake news”:

    Cuomo articulately responded in the video clip below, in which he shows that he actually DID ask Blumenthal about his past false statements:

    Trump v. the Court (In Court)

    On February 9th, 2017, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously to uphold the block on Trump’s travel ban. His response on Twitter was “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”, indicating that his administration will be seeking further legal battle(s). The irony of the statement was not lost on most people, as federal judges are often ONLY seen “in court.”

    If you weren’t already thinking it, Saturday Night Live was kind enough to play out the scenario that could occur if Trump were to “See you in the People’s Court!”

    Mark Cuban v. Trump

    It’s worth noting that Donald Trump used his personal Twitter account this week to personally attack Mark Cuban completely unprovoked. Why is this important? Because it came less than 20 minutes after the previous tweet stating “After two days of very productive talks, Prime Minister Abe is heading back to Japan. L” and occurred early in the morning AFTER reports came out that North Korea had tested another ballistic missile. Still no word from Trump on his Twitter regarding North Korea’s missile launch.

    When asked if he knew why he was being attacked so suddenly, Mark Cuban responded simply:

    Captain America v. Nazis (For Real)

    Chris Evans and former KKK leader David Duke has been sparring on Twitter over the last week, which might present an opportunity for the Captain America actor to actually punch a white supremacist Nazi in real life.

    Duke’s response:

    To which Evans responded:

    And then this happened:

    So this is the part where I think we would fully expect Captain America to throw the Nazi through the window, but Chris Evans is apparently a super classy and level headed guy. When they went low, he went high:

    So there you have it—love trumps hate, even in the Twitterverse. Oh, and if you’re needing material for your nightmares, peruse David Duke’s Twitter feed: It’s terrifying.

    Stephen Miller & Sean Hannity v. Everyone

    This Sunday, White House senior advisor Stephen Miller made the morning talkshow rounds to ensure that Trump’s otherwise peaceful-ish weekend would not remain so. In an interview with George Stephanopolous on ABC’s “This Week”, Miller stated “George, it is a fact and you will not deny it, that there are massive numbers of non-citizens in this country, who are registered to vote. That is a scandal.” Speaking with John Dickerson from “Face the Nation” and in reference to the American process of judiciary review, Miller said “our opponents, the media and the whole world will soon see as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.”

    There’s more, but it’s basically the same idea again and again. Watching a montage of Miller’s television appearances Sunday morning is rather upsetting, but what was even more upsetting was Donald Trump’s reaction to Miller’s performance:

    What happened next was the only redeeming moment of this frightening debacle, when Sean Hannity literally lost it on Twitter after MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” panel reacted to Stephen Miller:

     

    Did we miss anything? Of course we did! Leave a comment below letting us know what we should have been talking about and we’ll get it up here.