As Twitchy reported earlier Wednesday, The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill raised quite a few eyebrows with a tweet posted during President Trump’s State of the Union address. She’s since deleted it, but it read, “Nah, she gotta yell: GETCHO HAND OUT MY POCKET” — she being Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the quote being a reference to the assassination of Malcolm X.
The joke here is that AOC should have participated in the assassination of the president https://t.co/p6YQiiLdLe
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) February 6, 2019
You see, Ocasio-Cortez should have shouted out, “GETCHO HAND OUT MY POCKET,” thereby distracting the president’s security detail and leaving him vulnerable to being shot … or something like that. The assumption is absurd, or so we’re being told.
Let me be clear: I have often disagreed with many of the president’s policies, his behavior and rhetoric, but I would never call for violence against him, or any person. I apologize for breathing life into such an absurd assumption.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 7, 2019
Did you ever notice the effect of someone starting out by saying, “Let me be clear”?
Would have been easier to type “damn, more people got that reference than I expected”
— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) February 7, 2019
“Absurd assumption “? @jemelehill made the reference, and now blames others for understanding it.
— susan price (@sbprice) February 7, 2019
I believe you! Who among us hasn't made an obvious and very specific reference to an assassination while referring to an elected official? I look forward to your next column, "Sic Semper Tyrannis: An Everyday Guide to Latin"
— Voluntary Zis (@TheVoluntaryZis) February 7, 2019
Teachable moment for me but not for thee. Great to know.
— Ahmed Johnson's Thong (@AhmedsThong) February 7, 2019
Got a visit, huh?
— Sandy Parker (@RHWOOBsandy) February 7, 2019
Clarification not needed. We know no one plays around w/ that cause US Secret Service does not play.
— No one's fool (@TrumpWorstPrez) February 7, 2019
That *beep* *beep* you hear is the LOUD backup. https://t.co/uZXTknQOe3
— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) February 7, 2019
Your flailing is hilarious: half the reactions to your original tweet was "oh snap, we know what you're talking about and it's so edgy, here's a wink" and the other half was "oh no you are soooo going to get misinterpreted"
— ❤️ Jayvie ❤️ (@OneFineJay) February 7, 2019
I trust you enough to know that that's not what you were going for. But as a black columnist, my mind immediately goes to the worst possible take somebody can make. So I shuddered when I considered the responses you'd get.
— Jarvis DeBerry (@jarvisdeberry) February 7, 2019
Then what was she going for? What does it mean?
— Currently between fraudulent suspensions (@jtLOL) February 7, 2019
You still haven’t explained what you meant with the reference.
So, let me ask… What did you mean? https://t.co/8DNExuAg20
— Sources Say 'Build the Wall' (@NolteNC) February 7, 2019
Think. Pause Before you speak. Always a good policy.
— Joe Kramer (@BravesNJ) February 7, 2019
It was an absurd and reckless tweet. Don’t blame it on a misinterpretation. It’s your fault.
— M (@TisdaleDr1978) February 7, 2019
My monthly apologies to keep my job tweet. At least own your hate. pic.twitter.com/43RxHke7NJ
— Steve Johnson (@NotreDameSteveJ) February 7, 2019
When I hear apologies for the Obama effigies on fire and in a noose, I might consider the reasonability of calling on you to apologize……(*crickets*)
— M K (@MK_twopointoh) February 7, 2019
Yeah, thank goodness that rodeo clown lost his job for wearing an Obama Halloween mask. Unforgivable.
You knew. Everyone knew.
— That Guy (@AlaskaNorseman) February 7, 2019
Delete your account and learn to code.
— Peter Woodke (@gbpacker_fan) February 7, 2019
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) February 7, 2019
Spoiler: It was a direct reference of a call to assassination. https://t.co/5PvKcFt79x
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 7, 2019
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 6, 2019