President Trump referring to the Mueller investigation as a “witch hunt” combined with other criticisms has the Daily Beast serving up this hot take wishing the Founding Fathers had done things differently:
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 1, 2018
Oh my… where to begin?
The guys who fought a revolution against a corrupt King couldn’t imagine a corrupt executive?
It would be nice if the people who write this stuff learned basic history. https://t.co/cGn9UlL3Ot
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 1, 2018
The Founding Fathers imagined people far, far, worse than Trump. They imagined James II. They imagined Bloody Mary. They imagined Caligula and Nero, ffs. This is one of the stupidest, most ahistorical divorced-from-actual-reality takes I've yet seen written about the Founders. https://t.co/TCkcUFMsVt
— Jeff B. (@EsotericCD) December 1, 2018
This particular hot take is getting dragged over its own hot coals after it spontaneously combusted:
Does no one read history?
My G-d this is embarrassing. https://t.co/d0FONLErOf
— Nathan Wurtzel (slight return) (@NathanWurtzel) December 1, 2018
Here for the ratio…
This was a very historically ignorant take.
— WhittyMike ن (@WhittyMike) December 1, 2018
Let’s put President Trump aside for a sec. Have you … have you read the Declaration of Independence? Once you get past the “Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Happiness” part there is a pretty extensive dragging of the King of England calling him a lot worse things than a “crook.” https://t.co/UYKGVQ2iaz
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) December 1, 2018
Journalism schools clearly don’t require enough history classes. https://t.co/qr3lZ2AkDe
— Theodore Abraham Washington LXIX (@TheHorse34) December 1, 2018
Well, at least criticizing the president isn't racist anymore https://t.co/RqxibDVtDA
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) December 1, 2018
— The Other Craig (@bluesfn1988) December 1, 2018
This may be the dumbest headline I have ever seen. https://t.co/PV8IHnUzZ8
— Lukas Petersen (@LUKABUS89) December 1, 2018
And that’s a high bar these days!