CNN host Don Lemon could hardly contain his outrage over the Trump campaign’s latest strategic mixture of politics and pop culture.
Appearing on the @TrumpWarRoom Twitter page, this online arm of the Trump campaign posted a satirical video portraying the president as the “Avengers” super-villain Thanos, whereby he simply causes Nacny Pelosi and company to disappear into thin air:
House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want.
President Trump's re-election is 𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲. pic.twitter.com/O7o02S26nS
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 10, 2019
As reported by The Hill, the indignant CNN host raged: “What are we, in junior high school? “Like what the hell? What is this? Like what — what? I cannot believe that I’m even having to report this on the news.”
Lemon’s rage seemed to stem mostly from what he perceived to be the president’s irreverent treatment of House Democrats and their overall impeachment effort. The CNN personality explained: “History won’t record this meme stupid crap, but history will record this: The seriousness of what is happening, that today is the day that the House of Representatives in the United States of America introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump, the president of the United States of America, for committing high crimes and misdemeanors. A big deal and lots to discuss.”
The @TrumpWarRoom Twitter page remained unfazed by Lemon’s outrage, and in fact decided to tweet the host’s outrage with a mocking caption:
Mr. Lemon🍋, we are so sorry this is happening to you. 😢 pic.twitter.com/BK1pRwUeS3
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 11, 2019
Jim Starlin, who created the Thanos character in over 45 years ago, said he felt “violated” by the president’s use of his creation, and that Trump’s “infantile ego” must take pleasure in being compared to a “mass murderer.”
However, Starlin concluded his reaction that “national nightmares,” even ones such as Donald Trump, eventually come to an end.
Source: The Hill
Written by Red Blue Divide editorial staff.