The national health crisis has rightly taken precedence over coverage of the 2020 general election, which is a mere six months away.
While Trump may be preoccupied with tweeting about the virus that's killed over 70 thousand Americans, his reelection campaign manager Brad Parscale promised that the Trump 2020 campaign was about to issue a crippling blow to Democrats hoping to make Trump a one term President.
It didn't go well.
Brad named the upcoming plans after the Death Star—the enormous planet destroying ship from Star Wars—in a recent tweet.
For nearly three years we have been building a juggernaut campaign (Death Star). It is firing on all cylinders. Da… https://t.co/qdMTx6k8K9— Brad Parscale - Download our Trump 2020 App today! (@Brad Parscale - Download our Trump 2020 App today!) 1588858213.0
You don't have to be a Star Wars fan to know that one of the franchise's most memorable moments comes when the Death Star's only vulnerability is exploited, resulting in its explosive destruction.
When people reminded Brad of that, he quickly reverted to an old Trump tactic: It was the media's fault!
The first recorded usage of the "Death Star" in relation to the Trump campaign came from an unnamed Republican strategist working for Trump's reelection who spoke to The Atlantic. For all we know, it was Parscale himself, who seems to like the nickname if his tweet was any judgment.
Parscale's laughable defenses only made people roast him more.
@parscale https://t.co/BapFYcIaVk— Katie Phang (@Katie Phang) 1588863514.0
@parscale Who chooses to portray themselves as the Death Star?— Barb McQuade (@Barb McQuade) 1588861151.0
This is unintentionally hilarious from Parscale. Everyone remembers what happened to the Death Star but him, I gu… https://t.co/zlqFg0lFUt— Angry Staffer (@Angry Staffer) 1588863404.0
That’s the . . . Why would you . . . You do know the Death Star is the superweapon of the BAD GUYS, right? https://t.co/Fboh0fA1Ha— Myke Cole (@Myke Cole) 1588859892.0
Then again, maybe the nickname "Death Star" is fitting, given the circumstances.
I'm a little rusty on my Star Wars, but the only use of the Death Star was to kill millions of civilians as an act… https://t.co/imHn3i6N4b— Dan Murphy (@Dan Murphy) 1588860683.0
Trump's campaign manager named their 2020 reelection campaign "Death Star." It's an odd choice, considering: 1) 70… https://t.co/KiTD1JLVoK— Dave Wagner (@Dave Wagner) 1588862396.0
@parscale Yes, I guess when you botch a pandemic response so badly you could call yourself Death Star.— Devin Duke (@Devin Duke) 1588859745.0
Laughable as he may be, Trump's reelection chances are no laughing matter. Are you registered to vote?
For a deeper look into Trump's ineptitude, check out A Very Stable Genius, available here.