We’ll assume readers have their protective gear properly fitted and go ahead with the punchline here:
— New Republic (@NewRepublic) September 14, 2017
— David K Knight (@davidkkkknight) September 14, 2017
Trump is the first white male pesident?! Are you HIGH?! Except for Obama, all we've had are white males! What even is this?! https://t.co/M5sTsce03Q
— Tranime Girl (@TranimeGirl) September 15, 2017
It’s take good old fashioned gumption to put out a take supposedly even hotter than whatever Ta-Nehisi Coates most recently published, but Jeet Heer gave it a shot Thursday.
We won’t mess around trying to parse his 500,000-word essay on Hillary Clinton’s “huge and lasting” legacy when the thesis is right there in plain sight: “Just as one could not vote for Trump without implicitly condoning his racism, one could not vote for him without implicitly condoning his misogyny.”
Get it? A vote for Trump was an explicit attempt to undo the legacy of America’s first black president; voting against Hillary was a vote against the first female president. Therefore, Trump wasn’t just another white man who got elected; he was elected specifically because he was a white man, making his the first White, Male President.
Or maybe we have it all wrong. We’re not gonna read the whole thing.
<exploding brain meme> https://t.co/bn6O8SZpRr
— N. Bourbaki (@d08890) September 14, 2017
Trump is also simultaneously both the first gay president and the first straight president. https://t.co/gG1YflaCWF
— Nathanael Love (@NathanaelCLove) September 14, 2017
He's actually the first president, period. The universe was created yesterday and we're all living with implanted memories https://t.co/GjBIQCXnIb
— Almaqah (@_Almaqah) September 15, 2017
He's also the first human president, once you accept that presidents 1-44 were lizard people. https://t.co/cBI9umctuo
— Brooke Rogers ? (@bkerogers) September 14, 2017
— Will (@willmoriarty86) September 15, 2017
We warned you it was hot.
I can’t even… https://t.co/GSjDhyqVDl
— Rott (@Political_Rott) September 15, 2017
— Moshe (@Covfefe_Addict) September 14, 2017
I don't even have to read this to know how dumb it is.
— Mary Quite Covfefe (@Yellow_Rose41) September 14, 2017
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DERANGED: A warning about ‘straight, white men’ science may have just clinched it for Trump in 2020 https://t.co/cpiYFtrIGM
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 16, 2017