Trump Campaign Tried to Troll CNN's Coverage of Trump's Surprise Hospital Visit With Mock X-Ray, It Did Not Go Well
Americans were alarmed on Saturday when President Donald Trump was rushed to Walter Reed Medical Center unannounced in a highly unusual diversion from protocol.
The White House insisted that the visit was to conduct the first portion of his annual physical, but people had questions as to why Trump was hidden from public view for two days afterward, why the staff at Walter Reed wasn't alerted, and why the "physical" wasn't performed in the White House medical unit.
Rather than answering these questions with in-depth answers regarding the President's health, Trump loyalists followed the example of their leader and trolled his critics on Twitter.
The Trump campaign Twitter account tweeted a mock X-ray of Trump as Superman.
BREAKING: An X-Ray image has been released from President @realDonaldTrump’s visit to Walter Reed Surely @CNN can… https://t.co/vzUZO54sQz— Team Trump (@Team Trump)1574105426.0
Though campaign staffers likely thought they were "owning the libs," most people weren't impressed.
@TeamTrump @realDonaldTrump @CNN Facts are kryptonite.— David Weissman (@David Weissman)1574107211.0
Not a cult. Nope, definitely not a cult. https://t.co/ZAKMcKa0Jt— Mike Rothschild (@Mike Rothschild)1574105994.0
You can worship a guy as your strongman god-emperor without also pretending he's hot, you know. https://t.co/Z2aaBGRc91— John Iadarola (@John Iadarola)1574108552.0
Others pointed out that Superman was an undocumented immigrant after crash landing in the U.S. in an escape pod as his home planet of Krypton exploded. He also became a journalist at the Daily Planet, whom Trump would undoubtedly describe as an "enemy of the people." Superman's worst enemy is also a billionaire who inexplicably becomes President of the United States.
Superman is an undocumented immigrant https://t.co/FHisBNtrVV— Adam Serwer🍝 (@Adam Serwer🍝)1574108114.0
Superman is an illegal immigrant made by two Jews who fights billionaires and corrupt politicians. https://t.co/jXMRU4Xtqb— 𝕊𝕒𝕞 ➃ Doctor Doom's Mask Shiner (@𝕊𝕒𝕞 ➃ Doctor Doom's Mask Shiner)1574110730.0
Who wants to tell them that Superman is an illegal immigrant? https://t.co/MbAIsMhE0I— Adam Lance Garcia (@Adam Lance Garcia)1574108456.0
Superman is a leftist journalist undocumented immigrant who was created by two Jewish artists who wanted to create… https://t.co/27s2ojHLOA— NicGHOULas Slayton (@NicGHOULas Slayton)1574108218.0
Some responded with pictures of their own.
@TeamTrump @realDonaldTrump @CNN Ahhh yes....when Presidunce @realdonaldtrump gets a hold of something, it is alway… https://t.co/kfOoNmh1bw— Private Joker, USMC (@Private Joker, USMC)1574110743.0
@TeamTrump @realDonaldTrump @CNN They sent y'all the wrong film. https://t.co/az2BJtNgdw— Scruffy Nerf Herder (@Scruffy Nerf Herder)1574106357.0
@TeamTrump @realDonaldTrump @CNN His brain scan tells a different story. https://t.co/wL3DYiJ1A9— Rogue Ivanka (Parody Account) (@Rogue Ivanka (Parody Account))1574105678.0
A cease and desist from DC Comics likely awaits.