Trump Campaign’s Plea For Video Messages To Celebrate President’s Birthday Backfires
Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign put out a call on Twitter Thursday for people to film and send in videos wishing the president a happy 74th birthday, which is on June 14.
“We want to make this year President Trump’s BEST BIRTHDAY EVER,” read Trump’s campaign website, which provided a form for people to fill out and upload clips. The campaign promised to show Trump “the first 500 responses TONIGHT.”
The tweet, below, prompted a wave of angry responses.
Actor Rob Delaney tweeted a video of himself telling Trump, whom he described as a “stupid bigot,” that he should resign.
“It’s going to be really miserable for you until November,” Delaney said. He called out Trump’s fumbled handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his violent rhetoric toward anti-racism protesters.
Delaney also revealed why he hates Vice President Mike Pence and the president’s daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, more than he hates Trump himself.
“Because you’re just fucking garbage, but they’re like, ‘yay garbage,’” he said. “Anyway, more and more people are growing to hate you every day, which is just fantastic, so you should fucking quit.”
Check out the video here:
Actor Michael Ian Black, meanwhile, wished Trump what he hoped would be his “final birthday in the White House” with a message on YouTube.
“You’re probably too busy to celebrate,” Black said. “You’ve got television to work, tweets to write, protesters to gas, intelligence reports to ignore, pandemic responses to fuck up.”
Check out that video here:
Some Twitter users responded to the campaign’s call on Twitter with mocking gifs and videos:
Others lamented sharing a birthday with the president and predicted that the campaign’s request would backfire:
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