Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall’s Friday night link to a Pornhub video is still up on Twitter for anyone who’s interested, but Twitchy readers will have to settle for a screenshot, sorry:

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Why Marshall posted it in the first place is still up for discussion, however.

Marshall suggests there was a point to posting porn, although that point was easy to miss; apparently he was attempting to make a political point and perhaps troll Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway. The porn link lost some meaning when divorced from Marshall’s preceding retweet of a Politico story … got it?

Unless something’s been deleted, the previous tweet was this, in which Conway and others criticize President Obama’s announcement of sanctions against Russia, which Conway alleges were politically motivated and meant to “box in” the incoming president.

So, is the video of Angela and Strawberry meant to symbolize Trump and “close associate” Putin or something? Gizmodo’s night editor attempted to find out from Marshall himself, who on Saturday afternoon shared his obtuse email response.

Got it.

Yeah, we’re getting the impression that Marshall’s tweet wasn’t particularly well thought-out. Or maybe it was, and his Pornhub selection was carefully curated for maximum symbolic impact. Or maybe he just forgot what was on his computer’s clipboard.

But if it was intentional and that was the point … is this what to expect from Talking Points Memo for the remainder of the Trump administration? Or only when the editor is posting under the influence?