If you thought election night was crazy, it was downright cozy compared to Thursday night, when President Trump held a press conference at the White House to allege voter fraud. Twitter has essentially melted down. Keith Olbermann is saying it’s necessary to remove, and arrest, Trump — TONIGHT — but we’re not devoting a post to it because he says something that stupid every day.
We can’t possibly get to everyone — as we reported, poor Dana Bash was literally shaking — but Princeton historian and CNN analyst Julian Zelizer is calling the press conference rock bottom compared to the other bad things from our past.
As a political historian, I’ve studied a lot of bad things from our past. This moment is really rock bottom.
— Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer) November 6, 2020
cc: @SirajAHashmi ✍️✍️✍️
— Tom Garrett (@TheAxisOfEgo) November 6, 2020
1860-61 was still a lot worse.
— David A. Bell (@DavidAvromBell) November 6, 2020
pretty sure the president shitposting at a WH press briefing ranks somewhere below chattel slavery and the Indian Removal Act.
— tsar becket adams (@BecketAdams) November 6, 2020
Sorry Becket, the Princeton Historian/CNN analyst has spoken. This is definitely worse. https://t.co/e2Gq6qlCrb
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) November 6, 2020
No, this is clearly far worse than FDRs EO 9066 putting Japanese into interment camps
— Mike, live and unplugged (@MrMikeD42) November 6, 2020
Most of the 19th Century would like a word, Jules.
— Ozark Finesse Guy Redux (@DTReeves2) November 6, 2020
Have you considered looking back further
— Canned Food and Shotguns (@RhiannonOlivaw) November 6, 2020
What are some of the other bad things you studied Julian
— nonvember podhoretz (@crookedroads770) November 6, 2020
List them though, I want to compare notes.
— Finnegan's Vape (@chrisryanhorner) November 6, 2020
Have you read about slavery
— Brian 👁️ (@Lefty_Jew) November 6, 2020
America kidnapped our fellow man and kept and bred them as slaves from pre-1776 until 1865, but sure, a low energy press conference is "rock bottom"
— Teddyward (@TeddyWardSF) November 6, 2020
I felt enslaved by that conference. Interned even. It was a Trail of Tears. The Alien and Sedition aspect was upsetting. It was like being nuked in Nagasaki.
— The Dumb Money (@The_Dumb_Money) November 6, 2020
Yeah, this just squeaks by genocide for me. Strong agree.
— Jordan Sorenson (@JoSore145) November 6, 2020
You should search “Civil War” on the political history search engine website
— Libertari-ish (@Libersomethin) November 6, 2020
never before in history has an election been contested it’s unprecedented
— John J Rambo (@JohnJRamboEsq) November 6, 2020
How hard did you study
— JIM👎 (@jtp2106) November 6, 2020
Did you miss a lot of classes?
— Julia S. (@booktweeting) November 6, 2020
Historian and CNN Political Analyst are incompatible jobs. Which you'd know if you were good at either one of those things. https://t.co/bLgmika9mn
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) November 6, 2020
Thanks for your interest in our open political historian position. We've opted to go in another direction at this time.
— Your Welcome Matt (@Matt_Baierl) November 6, 2020
This is the bottom? You are really an idiot
— Enough (@EnoughPartisan) November 6, 2020
I just really cannot take the “Trump not accepting the results of this election is a low point in american history” pearl clutching from the people who still haven’t accepted the results of the 2016 election.
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) November 6, 2020
@SirajAHashmi ✍️✍️✍️ As a tweeter, I’ve studied a lot of bad tweets on Twitter. This tweet is really rock bottom.
— Grace, culture war refugee (@graceisforyou) November 6, 2020
Was it worse than when Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election from Hillary Clinton?
Dana Bash ‘having trouble keeping it together’ after President Trump’s presser; Anderson Cooper calls him ‘an obese turtle on his back’ https://t.co/fislPRww3w
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 6, 2020