I keep thinking “maybe they aren’t all stupid” about supporters of popular vote loser Donald Trump, and then a story like this happens.
There are lots of stories going around in the wake of Hurricane Harvey about moronic Trumpsters slamming Barack Obama for his ‘lack of leadership’ after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 even though he wasn’t elected President for 3 years after that, and now there are some who have taken to slamming former first lady Michelle Obama as well, who like her husband, didn’t take residence in the White House until January of 2009.
A Twitter user with the handle @TrumpResponders tweeted this back in February, showing that ignorance over the laws of time and space isn’t unique among Trumpsters to Hurricane Harvey:
Of course, there are a couple of problems with this. As we’ve said (and are ashamed for America that we have to), Obama wasn’t President in 2005. Also, that’s not Michelle Obama. It’s former Secretary of State under George W. Bush Condoleezza Rice.
Of course, Twitter had fun with the response:
I guess all black people look alike! That was Condoleeza Rice and Michelle wasn’t the First Lady 12 years ago!
— Zondra Wilson (@zondrawilson) August 29, 2017
Fact: Hurricane Katrina: August 23-31, 2005.
Fact: President Obama: January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017.
— David A. Giulianetti (@dgiuli1) August 29, 2017
1. I realize you think all black people look alike, but that’s former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
2. George W. Bush was President.
— Eric Grant (@ericgrant) August 30, 2017
YES! And what about 9/11? No where in sight.
— Jono (@jononno) August 29, 2017
Funny how repubs have blocked out the entire disaster that was the bush presidency.
— Geri Rodriguez (@GeriRodriguez) August 29, 2017
Again, I don’t want to just assume all Trump voters are morons. But sometimes, they make that really difficult.