A woman on Twitter calling herself “Deplorable Diane” (accurate) was caught posting a tweet that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of Trump supporters everywhere. She has since deleted the tweet, but you can’t hide from the internet.
Ahhh you may have deleted the tweet. But the internet never forgets. Back to school for you...... pic.twitter.com/ACDoUnLwNj— Shane SAW Sischo (@ShaneSAW13) December 23, 2018
For those of you keeping score, a billion is a thousand million, not ten million. It’s understandable, however, as most people are unable to conceive of a billion anything. If you need to understand how much a billion really is, this tweet by self-described “skeptical tech nerd” Paul Franz might help:
People don't have a strong intuitive sense of how much bigger 1 billion is than 1 million. 1 million seconds is about 11 days. 1 billion seconds is about 31.5 years.— Paul Franz (@Paul_Franz) August 3, 2018
If it’s difficult for the average person to comprehend, imagine how hard it must be for the average Trump supporter?
What really makes this story is Diane’s response to the entirety of Twitter dragging her.
I corrected my mistake 4 days ago--plus I donated more money. I guess you bots are perfect and never make a mistake??? Well, welcome to your perfect world! https://t.co/YqBXLKcZji— Deplorable Diane (@MAGA_Diane) December 23, 2018
Apparently, Diane either thinks that anyone who doesn’t support Trump or anyone who knows anything about numbers must be a robot. Then again, there’s a lot of crossover between those two groups. But if there are really that many bot accounts on Twitter, the platform has a serious problem that nobody (except Deplorable Diane) could have foreseen.
As of today, the GoFundMe for the border wall has raised over $16 million. If the campaign isn’t deleted for being run by a man who is responsible for several past fraudulent fundraising campaigns, they only have $984 million to go. Meanwhile, 40 million people in the U.S. are food insecure, including 12 million children. Merry Christmas.
Needless to say, Twitter users took out some of their frustrations about a Christmastime government shutdown over the wall’s funding out on Diane.
Delete your account, Diane.— Samantha Kramer (@Sammyjkramer) December 23, 2018
Cool! You’re almost 1% of the way there! That’s like half but way less.— Rachel Kasten (@RachelKasten) December 23, 2018
If you were so wrong about a simple math mistake, imagine what else you're wrong about. ?— Whats Herface (@nwilmusicfan) December 23, 2018
Fund education instead, so we don’t produce more idiots without basic math skills.— SBDavisJr (@PHL77) December 23, 2018
I bet you sold some killer houses with these math skills!— Austen Humphries (@afhumphries) December 23, 2018
What really sucks is that this is enough money to house at least 300, otherwise homeless, veterans for up to five years, but yeah, a wall makes so much more sense. ? Merry Christmas???— jackiefournier (@jackie4kneeyay) December 23, 2018
You are familiar with the difference between people laughing at you and laughing with you, no?— Dan Braun (@DanBraunNYC) December 23, 2018
I got $4,000! I’m half way to a million dollars!— Turing Machine (@turingmachine) December 20, 2018
Can we siphon off enough for you to take a basic math course at a community college?— Danny (@DanielBSNRN) December 23, 2018
Hard to blame con artists for taking these people's money when they're literally asking for it— Concession speech (@dmiller23) December 23, 2018
That moment when the MAGA Morons start to understand scale.— Snarkington P. Bear (@Snark_P_Bear) December 23, 2018
I think numbers work differently in Russia. ?— Mead?ws! (@JD_Meadows) December 23, 2018
Oh, so did you delete the one where you thought five million was half of a billion? You realize if they raised 1.3 million every day it would take over fifty years to earn enough to build the stupid wall? That's a lot of money that could be used for something real.— Jon Todd (@Stupid_Sea) December 23, 2018
THIS is why trump got elected! #stupidity...— mimas agency (@MimasAgency) December 23, 2018
Did you send them a check for $100 and tell them you’d made a million dollar donation?? ???— Grumpy ‘Til 2020 (@GTil2020) December 23, 2018
I was just about to ask Diane if they were 1/2 way there with $5 mil. wouldn’t $15 mil. put them above the goal? ?— Sunny N. (@SunElla73) December 23, 2018
The best thing about this is that it will be millions not going to trump’s reelection campaign— cthomas (@cothomas68) December 23, 2018
"Almost there!", but in Russian.— Mead?ws! (@JD_Meadows) December 23, 2018
Lmao!!! Explains trump going bankrupt— mimas agency (@MimasAgency) December 23, 2018
P.T. Barnum: “I told you so”. ?— Jean Poole (@JeanPoole_AZ) December 23, 2018
Pretty sure only GoFundMe is going to profit from this. Also, you realize even if this money is actually given to the Government, the spending will be allocated by the House, which the Democrats will control in just a few more days...politics, like math, is hard.— Ned Muffins (@AbnormalNed) December 23, 2018
Meanwhile, Diane is too busy reblogging antisemitic conspiracy theories and posts with that creepy alt-right frog thing to actually learn anything about math. She appears to think that her problem is not about basic numbers, but hitting the wrong keys on the keyboard.
Oh Yes, you can make a typo, but me, a conservative, is not allowed??? That's how your liberal world works. https://t.co/4rCBDFmpvS— Deplorable Diane (@MAGA_Diane) December 23, 2018