In the years to come, when history looks back on the four (and please God only four) years of the Trump presidency, bookish academics will — for obvious reasons — push the glasses up on their faces and refer to his as the “Twitter presidency.” More than any other Commander in Chief, 45 is keen to express himself in bald terms via the social media outlet. He’s a borderline addict, never stopping to sift his words through any kind of filter before he takes to Twitter to ignite rage in 140 characters or less. Fortunately for America, Twitter is also home to a legion of people who are just keen to put the Donald back in his stupid, stupid place. For every lame Trump post, there are five notable people who’ve taken to Twitter to let Trump know he’s a moron. Judging by the A-plus performance he gave himself recently on Fox and Friends, he isn’t hearing the critiques. We are though, and they’re hilarious. Here are some of the best.
1. Don’t Mess With a Literary Titan
JK Rowling has been poking fun at Trump since his run for the presidency stopped being a joke and became frightening. Fortunately the Harry Potter author (and all-around kickass writer) is wonderful at eviscerating 45.
Well, there you have it. A highly intelligent, experienced woman just debated a giant orange Twitter egg. Your move, America. #debate
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 20, 2016
2. A Quick Stat About Those Seven Muslim Countries
When Trump halted travel from seven primarily Muslim countries, several were quick to attack the decision, including George Takei, who was quick to resort to (ugh!) facts to make his point.
The number of fatal U.S. terrorist attacks by persons entering the U.S. from the 7 banned Muslim majority countries? ZERO. #StayInformed
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 29, 2017
3. Sweden Is on Fire!
A few weeks ago, the Prez made an offhand comments about the “refugee crisis” currently going on in Sweden because they took in such large numbers of displaced Syrians.. Here’s the thing about that, though …
— Embassy of Sweden US (@SwedeninUSA) February 19, 2017
4. But There’s One Theory About #LastNightinSweden
Twitter personality, Red T Raccoon was able to drum up some footage of the supposed crime. Be careful, it’s shocking.
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) February 19, 2017
5. The Nordstrom Debacle
When Nordstrom dropped Ivanka Trump’s underperforming line of clothes, the President took to Twitter to proclaim that people should boycott Nordstrom for being hateful and vindictive. It didn’t go his way.
Nordstrom stock had a record day after getting rid of Trump merchandise, the government should follow suit. Also, unfollow trump on twitter.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) February 10, 2017
6. A German Speaks Out
Okay, he’s not technically a celebrity, but when Trump attacked the European way of life, this fella responded with a little tongue-in-cheek wisdom.
Life in Germany is super terrible with universal health care, low unemployment, low crime, free education and a welcoming attitude to others https://t.co/2oyFF76YhY
— Marcel Dirsus (@marceldirsus) January 29, 2017
7. On Meryl Streep
When Meryl Streep took the stage to give her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, she capped off her zillionth acting award by eviscerating the incoming President. Trump responded by calling the most decorated actress in Academy Award history, “over-rated” (which isn’t the correct spelling, by the way). Hollywood hit back in force, but Ricky Gervais gets the win.
Fascists used to have a much better sense of humour about Hollywood actors mocking them 🙂 pic.twitter.com/8vcrWdg34L
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 9, 2017
8. Okay, One More Shot For Meryl Because She’s Awesome
If you thought MAD Magazine was a thing of the past, then let this pictorial remind you how relevant they can be.
— MAD Magazine (@MADmagazine) January 9, 2017
9. Early This Year, Emmy Rossum Got Fed Up
Well, it took her long enough. By January 9, pretty much everyone else was already way over Trump. The Shameless star vented her frustration.
The president elect is tweeting about reality stars and actors. Don't you have a JOB TO DO?
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) January 9, 2017
Having a conscience.
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) January 9, 2017
10. The Bromance Between Putin and Trump
Takei lays it out once more … the guy has a real deep hatred of the President … for some reason …
And he always knew, Donald, that you were very dumb. https://t.co/5Lu5O0IJL0
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 31, 2016
11. Trump’s New Year’s Tweet
When Trump tweeted some gibberish on New Year’s, Michael Moore was quick to point out a perfect tweet delivered by Matt Oswalt.
this sounds like something the Joker would say right before releasing a swarm of killer bees into Gotham https://t.co/SyKsCHvyuh
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) December 31, 2016
12. Inauguration Plans
The night before Trump’s inauguration, celebrities took to Twitter to explain what they were doing besides watching the demagogue take the oath of office. Katy Perry pledged to sleep in. Patton Oswalt wanted to check out local theater. But Chris Rock was going to be busy.
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) January 20, 2017
13. It’s Getting Harder to Joke
One of Trump’s most recent frustrating legislative moves is to roll back recent rules that allowed transgender people to use whichever public restroom they felt most comfortable using. There weren’t a ton of jokes on that topic (because it’s ludicrous enough), but Laverne Cox did have some words of wisdom on the issue.
— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) February 23, 2017
14. Schwarzenegger Weighs In
When Donald Trump took the time out of his job to poke fun at The Apprentice’s lowered ratings under Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Austrian superstar’s response was measured, but incisive.
I wish you the best of luck and I hope you'll work for ALL of the American people as aggressively as you worked for your ratings.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 6, 2017
15. But All This Hostility Is Really Just a Coping Mechanism
What we really wanted was a third Obama term.
don't leave us https://t.co/9SHVMr2KG9
— NormaniKordei (@NormaniKordei) January 20, 2017
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