With the world facing a viral pathogen with no vaccine or proven effective treatment, people are understandably on edge.
Hoping to give people a smile or a laugh, lawyer and fiscally conservative Republican—and Donald Trump adversary—George Conway decided to give folks the set up for an old joke with a new twist.
Taking to Trump's favorite forum, Conway posted on Twitter:
"The following is a quarantine crowdsource joke-writing exercise."
"How many people does it take to screw in a lightbulb for Donald Trump?"
He added the hashtag:
The following is a quarantine crowdsource joke-writing exercise. How many people does it take to screw in a ligh… https://t.co/dW62SqkW69— George Conway (@George Conway) 1586288793.0
Conway got things rolling with his own response.
The tweet quickly racked up almost 5,000 likes and over 1,000 responses.
The answers took a variety of paths.
Conway highlighted his personal favorites.
oh a legal question https://t.co/a0s7NOfZdz— George Conway (@George Conway) 1586288990.0
yes the lightbulbs are holdovers from the prior administration and can’t be trusted https://t.co/asm0VfL5oa— George Conway (@George Conway) 1586289150.0
not bad https://t.co/ObExyr5Dev— George Conway (@George Conway) 1586289171.0
He also offered suggestions to improve the punchline.
this works but I think you need a rally telling him what a great job he did https://t.co/cID0HEA2d9— George Conway (@George Conway) 1586289239.0
Some worked just fine as is.
oh very nice https://t.co/iwo1rgcejM— George Conway (@George Conway) 1586289256.0
not bad https://t.co/R9d0ut2f8g— George Conway (@George Conway) 1586289669.0
Some even channeled a Trump briefing...
@gtconway3d That's a horrible question who do you work for? You'll never be anything.let me tell you something abou… https://t.co/n81QJcaVFz— generation jones🍑 (@generation jones🍑) 1586288979.0
...while others pointed to the pass the buck federal pandemic response.
the most up-to-date punchline https://t.co/p2L1miV2rX— George Conway (@George Conway) 1586297675.0
Speaking of passing the buck...
@gtconway3d It is shameful that the previous administration left the state of the nation's lightbulbs in such disre… https://t.co/HusMpVt3YI— Andy Mills (@Andy Mills) 1586288981.0
But one person thought the answer was zero.
And had a good reason why.
@gtconway3d Zero. They don't replace dim bulbs! #trumplightbulb https://t.co/FpXr260FAQ— COVID-19 Early Adopter (@COVID-19 Early Adopter) 1586291317.0
Aside from the jokes, Conway wanted to pass on an important message to remember as the 2020 presidential election approaches.
Sharing the timeline before the Trump administration stopped calling the global pandemic a hoax and decided to take any form of action, Conway shared a Washington Post cover with the caption:
"That interval should be burned into the mind of every American voter."
"Tweet it, say it, whenever you can, to whomever you know. Those days cost lives."
70 days. That interval should be burned into the mind of every American voter. Tweet it, say it, whenever you can,… https://t.co/affHXfo4mB— George Conway (@George Conway) 1586094827.0
As of Tuesday, April 7, the 2020 election is 209 days away.
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