Here’s a mystery: Why do conservatives suck so bad at memes?
Particularly repeat offender Donald Trump Jr., who took a break from posting thirsty memes clamoring for dad’s affection on Instagram to post a meme trying to “own” Democratic women on Twitter.
Following the State of the Union address on Wednesday, the president’s son tweeted a photo of the suffragette-white-clad women overlaid with the words “NOT ONE AMERICAN FLAG AMONG THEM” to his 3.3 million followers.
“Speaks for itself and no one is at all surprised,” he wrote in the caption along with three exclamation points.
Speaks for itself and no one is at all surprised. pic.twitter.com/kLoJzMmY10— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 6, 2019
Nobody had the time or energy to point out that pro-woman and anti-American are not synonymous. Instead, folks replied to Trump Jr. in a manner even he could understand: by sharing a photograph he had posted of his own family right before the address.
Besides looking like a promo for the next installment of the Purge franchise, the photo is noticeably lacking American flag pins. In fact, not one of the seven individuals in the picture— including Trump Jr. himself—is wearing an American flag pin.
A strange omission for the First Family on State of the Union night. One could almost say that it…speaks for itself and no one is at all surprised.
Not one American flag pin in sight. pic.twitter.com/rDPhqZzCrj— Cole (@TryUsingGoogle) February 6, 2019
Though a picture isn’t really “speaking for itself” if it requires a caption.
Not one Pin or a shred of integrity in your group either, sonny. pic.twitter.com/ds6felZNTH— Decency must win (@KindNotWeak2019) February 6, 2019
The retorts came swiftly.
Not one indicted or under investigation for criminal wrongdoing or collusion with Russia either https://t.co/5V0fKnDI38— The last Master Cherokee Conjurers (@lostcitymagi) February 6, 2019
Yeah, because a tiny piece of jewelry would ensure they never collude with Russia. https://t.co/CcTAg8nTRA— Brenni G (@Viking_Queene) February 7, 2019
If the photo spoke for itself it wouldn't need the giant white letters. Also, what is the significance of not wearing a flag pin? When did that alone become the indicator that someone is working to improve this country? https://t.co/G0nNtUokCb— Joe Cappuccio (@WingsWithJoe) February 7, 2019
Not one indictment among them!— barbara james (@leapie454) February 6, 2019
Love the civility. https://t.co/KVJPWWTjel— AdotSad (@AdotSad) February 7, 2019
Because patriotism isn't an accessory, you clown. https://t.co/wjKKExHvZA— Timothée’s sequin harness (@tcooke06) February 7, 2019
Not one of them are being investigated for taking a meeting with Russians either. #MAGA— Maggie Jordan (@MaggieJordanACN) February 7, 2019
Patriotism is much like loyalty jr.— Speedy Gonzalez Returns (@ReturnsSpeedy) February 6, 2019
They are the byproduct of appreciation for what has been instilled in the life and character of that one who knows it's true quality
Wearing jewelry or signing NDA's are not proof of commitment
Ask your wedding ring
Mueller just received the official copies of the transcripts of you perjuring yourself to Congress.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) February 6, 2019
Make sure you wear your flag pin to bed. The FBI knocks super early.
Not a sexual assault charge among them either. Can any man in your family say that?— Jesus Christ (@SonOfGodAndMan) February 6, 2019
Not a single one of these women are under investigation for possible collusion with a foreign government to tamper with the election or for campaign finance violations but yeah, that flag pin shit is bad. https://t.co/8fFJkEdWco— Nathan Venesky (@Hist_Guy) February 7, 2019
Im willing to bet they know the words to the National Anthem though.— BallsOut (@bjcreigh) February 6, 2019
Patriotism isn't measured by lapel pins. It's measured by sacrifice to your fellow Americans. We know which one is more important to your family.— George Capen #VetsResist (@george_capen) February 7, 2019
Yeah Junior, some people show their patriotism through their actions. Others are Republicans wearing flag pins.— Evan Hurst (@EvanHurst) February 7, 2019
You're right. I think they all hate America. I personally judge the quality of my elected officials by the pins that they wear https://t.co/I3cf4BFq69— Alec Maier (@AJMaier1) February 7, 2019
Imagine having zero comprehension skills and thus, equating political and social prowess to an American flag pin. https://t.co/6bbHY7sxwb— pope steph the sixty-ninth (@stphfrndz) February 7, 2019
But see when you actually WORK for the ideals outlined in our constitution and daily defend the rights of citizens you don't NEED to wear a badge to prove your patriotism. https://t.co/o5zUbgmSiO— Rachel Drouillard (@red2007) February 7, 2019
This. This is the dumbest take for the day. I'm calling it early. https://t.co/qUoWzyzXpb— Graham Campbell (@GrahamCC) February 7, 2019
Lay off the memes, Donny. And remember: actions speak louder than pins.