As we all know, Twitter exists for two reasons: 1) to post about things as they happen and 2) to troll the ignorant and pompous. We’ve seen the Twitterverse explode when someone makes a truly spectacular mistake, sometimes riffing on it for days. It’s happened again.
Saturday saw another Twitter storm when Trump spokes
goblin woman Katrina Pierson made the idiotic claim that President Obama invaded Afghanistan. In the wake of that nonsensical statement, the hashtag #KatrinaPiersonHistory was born. And Twitter saw that it was good.
New Coke? Obama.#KatrinaPiersonHistory
— Shawn Phillips (@iPatched) August 14, 2016
Davey Crockett didn't save Helen Keller from the Australians just so Obama could throw her in a FEMA camp. #KatrinaPiersonHistory
— maud'glib (@maudglib) August 14, 2016
Obama sailed Noah's Arc into that giant iceberg and sunk it #KatrinaPiersonHistory
— Mr. Bigstuff (@Montegoman66) August 14, 2016
O'bama is actually Irish and started the IRA #KatrinaPiersonHistory
— marthaw (@marthaMcwykes) August 14, 2016
Obama catered the Donner Party. #katrinapiersonhistory
— Nate C (@NateC2112) August 14, 2016
"Obama broke up the Beatles, make no mistake about it!" #KatrinaPiersonHistory
— Yolanda Richardson (@YolandaRichard7) August 14, 2016
Obama helped Ted Cruz' dad and Oswald assassinate JFK. #KatrinaPiersonHistory
— Frank Langben (@FrankLangben) August 14, 2016
Trump defeats Truman! #KatrinaPiersonHistory
— poljunk (@poljunk) August 14, 2016
Barack Obama stole Joe Jackson's shoes. #KatrinaPiersonHistory
— Cynann (@sassycyn64) August 14, 2016
— straponthatjammypac (@yer_blues) August 14, 2016
— Mister Jabba (@MisterJabber) August 14, 2016
Obama helped Hillary hide behind the curtain at Ford's Theater when she killed Lincoln. #KatrinaPiersonHistory
— SDonnelly (@SDonnelly_77) August 14, 2016
Why didn't Obama build the underground railroad above ground? Why the secrecy? #KatrinaPiersonHistory
— David E (@DaSkrambledEgg) August 14, 2016
Obama ate too much at The Last Supper #KatrinaPiersonHistory
— Radu Marinescu (@radum27) August 14, 2016
— TrivWorks (@TrivWorks) August 14, 2016
Iceberg that sank the Titanic? Obama. #KatrinaPiersonHistory
— John Harrell (@IAMJohn_Harrell) August 14, 2016
It just goes to show that, as long as we have Twitter, we shall be entertained. It also goes to show that, by and large, the folks on Twitter are pretty smart. Some of the tweets with this hashtag referred to obscure historical events, things only historians (or trivia geeks like me) would even recognize.
Trump supporters did their best to keep up but all they had were the same tired talking points. Benghazi popped up like the conservative version of Tourette’s. Benghazi! They also like to post debunked conspiracy theories, of course.
Take a spin on the #KatrinaPiersonHistory hashtag for some more right-wing lunacy, if you dare. Also, enjoy the Twitter mockery machine at its best.
Featured image via Salon