First off, we wonder if Kamala Harris, with her 2 percent showing in Iowa, is considering auditioning to be a CNN political analyst; just check out this awesome analogy from Wednesday night:
Donald Trump is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun. He doesn't understand the power of his words or his actions.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 17, 2019
That’s pretty good, but when you want to turn to a pro, you have to turn to CNN’s Chris Cillizza, who thinks President Trump is more like a nuclear reactor whose energies are channeled as effectively as possible (that’s good, right) through the introduction of control rods. Get it? Trump said Nancy Pelosi had a meltdown, but it’s more like Trump is melting down.
Trump is the nuclear reactor here.
He is, by nature, unstable.
But through a series of measures — mostly cooling rods — his energies are channeled as effectively as possible.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) October 17, 2019
We’ll go ahead and spoil the ending for you:
While Pelosi didn’t specify what sort of “meltdown” she believed Trump was in the midst of, I think the appropriate metaphor is that of a nuclear meltdown. (Sidebar: If you have not watched “Chernobyl,” stop reading this piece and do so immediately.)
Trump is the nuclear reactor here. He is, by nature, unstable. But through a series of measures — mostly cooling rods — his energies are channeled as effectively as possible. Still, instability remains. And the second the methods to keep him mostly in check malfunction, the temperature begins to spike. And spike. And at some point, the temperature reaches a place where there are no solutions that can avoid disaster.
I’m not sure the top of the reactor has blown off just yet. But the cooling rods are out, and there’s no evidence they are going to be reinserted anytime soon. In other words: look out.
"– mostly cooling rods –"
Just kinda bailing on the analogy huh
— taylor (@taylorcammack) October 17, 2019
Amnesty International is pleading for you to delete this tortured metaphor
— @TheBiscuitEater (1972) (@SiddiqRex) October 17, 2019
do you mean control rods
— $350,000… and STILL struggling (@bumpasaurus) October 17, 2019
Your takes could use some cooling rods
— Headless Billionaire Horseman (@WillsPlural) October 17, 2019
why are you so bad at everything?
— Tommy Marion 🇺🇸 (@TommyMarion10) October 17, 2019
And why is he getting paid so much to be so bad at everything?
— Lisa Glass (@LMplusG) October 17, 2019
how many actual reporters could CNN hire if they divided up your salary
— Borrowed Feeling (@TheFullMnuchin) October 17, 2019
Is this a joke?
— (((Film Fortune))) (@film_fortune) October 17, 2019
WTF is wrong with you?
— Tom Doyle 🏴🇲🇳🇪🇸🏴 (@tcddoyle) October 17, 2019
— Kern (@kernskod) October 17, 2019
Do you work at being this bad? It can’t be by accident…
— Matt ☕️ (@MatthewJDonovan) October 17, 2019
Lordy, you are so bad at your job, there are tapes, and yet you still have a job.
— Nate (@philly_nate) October 17, 2019
why are you still employed?
— Mike Marino (@marinotweets) October 17, 2019
shut up chris
— slavoj šeašick (@_kierk) October 17, 2019
I love it
the GIF is an accurate picture of how dumb your idea is
— John Howard (@manyspaceships) October 17, 2019
oh my god how are you employed
— john shaw (@chainshaw511) October 17, 2019
congrats on your new HBO subscription
— Jacob Schriner-Briggs (@JSchrinerBriggs) October 17, 2019
'Stealing your schtick'? CNN's Chris Cillizza takes issue with Donald Trump's 'terrible political analysis' https://t.co/M989TWW2cz
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 4, 2019