Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer is about the only person who took Donald Trump seriously Tuesday night when he repeated his strategy to “close up” parts of the Internet that ISIS is using to recruit members and coordinate attacks.
Trump: ISIS is using the internet better than we are, they are taking our youth, need to penetrate the internet and stop them #GOPDebate
— 10TV.com (@10TV) December 16, 2015
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) December 16, 2015
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 16, 2015
Trump: "We should be able to penetrate the Internet."
Blitzer: "Are you open to closing to the Internet?"
Trump: "Yes, sir, I am."
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 16, 2015
"We should be able to penetrate the internet and find out where ISIS is." -Actual quote from the #CNNDebate
— Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) December 16, 2015
Even if it could be done, would it be a good idea?
How do you close down "portions" of the Internet?
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) December 16, 2015
Trump: "I don't want them using our Internet"
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) December 16, 2015
What does this mean? Brilliant people in a lab with top secret plans to figure out how to get jihadists to stop using twitter. #GOPDebate
— Eli Lake (@EliLake) December 16, 2015
Trump doesnt want them using our internet… HUH?
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) December 16, 2015
"It's MY internet, Wolf. I built it. It's MINE."
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) December 16, 2015
— Suzy Khimm (@SuzyKhimm) December 16, 2015
Trump's America: pic.twitter.com/4uycwZPZ8d
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) December 16, 2015
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) December 16, 2015
You say Trump’s an idiot for wanting to close parts of the internet.
I give you https://t.co/seslA1FXY6
— Milo Yiannopoulos ✘ (@Nero) December 16, 2015
And now I'm totally on board.
— Zengar △ (@Zengar) December 16, 2015
Expect to this hear this gem quite a bit tomorrow.
Trump: We need to penetrate the Internet.
— J.M. Berger (@intelwire) December 16, 2015
"PENETRATE THE INTERNET"
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) December 16, 2015
PENETRATE THE INTERNET!
— C. Whalen Stephens (@CorieWStephens) December 16, 2015
— Stephanie McMaster (@Smethanie) December 16, 2015
Penetrate the internet? Frankly that sounds painful.
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) December 16, 2015
Penetrate the Internet is just such a triggering phrase. The second I heard it, I had to run and get a huge bowl of ice cream.
— ANNE LAMOTT (@ANNELAMOTT) December 16, 2015