On Sunday, Americans across the country tuned in for the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony to celebrate a range of cinematic works after an unprecedented year.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) acknowledged the occasion in a comical Twitter post, saying he'd sat down to watch the proceedings with a "plant-based beer."
Excited to be watching the Oscars with an ice cold plant-based beer. Thanks Joe Biden. https://t.co/Wk8MQnjkUf— Chuck Schumer (@Chuck Schumer)1619400161.0
In his Friday night broadcast, Kudlow claimed that President Joe Biden was out to eliminate meat and that it could affect Americans' Fourth of July celebrations, saying:
"Get this, America has to stop eating meat, stop eating poultry and fish, seafood, eggs, dairy, and animal-based fats. Ok, got that? No burger on July 4. No steaks on the barbecue. I'm sure Middle America is just going to love that. Can you grill those Brussels sprouts? You can throw back a plant-based beer with your grilled Brussels sprouts and wave your American flag. Call it July 4th Green."
Conservatives, apparently unaware that Schumer was mocking a Trump administration official, excoriated him for supposedly promoting plant-based beer, which—by its very nature—is plant-based.
He’s so in touch. “Plant-based,” like his brain. https://t.co/irnCC1bnWx— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@Sebastian Gorka DrG)1619406748.0
Bro all beers are plant based https://t.co/J09vgTFYJh— Will Fite (@Will Fite)1619407156.0
I'm no expert but aren't all beers "Plant-based" I haven't seen ham or steak flavored beer on the shelf. What a cl… https://t.co/qquRm9u0FV— David Garrett 🇺🇸 (@David Garrett 🇺🇸)1619440280.0
@SenSchumer Bro, ALL beer is plant-based. Has been for centuries. You, however, have a beer gut. That’s preventable. @SenSchumer— Buzz Patterson (@Buzz Patterson)1619409227.0
Others appeared to be in on the joke.
@SenSchumer Well played.😏— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@Rex Chapman🏇🏼)1619403048.0
@SenSchumer @Andypalencia24 It’s really easy to dunk on Larry Kudlow, but this still gets high marks for execution— William Li (@William Li)1619400501.0
@SenSchumer Nice job, Chuck!! 😂🤣 https://t.co/2xfiqk6B1l— Robin Bates (@Robin Bates)1619403444.0
Some got a kick out of some believing Schumer's tweet was in earnest.
@SenSchumer I’ve been laughing at the Republicans owning themselves in the replies for a good couple minutes now.… https://t.co/uwmNBN7C7S— Santiago Mayer (@Santiago Mayer)1619419159.0
@SenSchumer The best part of this is all the replies from Republicans who don't get that Schumer is clowning on them— David Nir (@David Nir)1619403834.0
I’m jealous of all the people who don’t get this joke because that means they don’t know who Larry Kudlow is https://t.co/T0WfQmnomB— Simone (@Simone)1619401420.0
With over 200 million vaccine doses delivered already, Americans are hoping for a more optimistic Independence Day this year.