A Trump Campaign Official Said Kamala Harris Sounds Like Marge Simpson—and Marge Simpson Just Responded
On Tuesday, Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate for the 2020 election this November.
Minutes after the announcement, President Donald Trump's campaign rolled out its first attack ad. From the White House briefing room, Trump decried Harris as "mean" and amplified racist questions of her citizenship.
One particularly sophomoric attack came from Trump campaign legal advisor Jenna Ellis, who tweeted that Senator Harris sounded like Marge Simpson, the matriarch of television's The Simpsons.
Kamala sounds like Marge Simpson.
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) August 12, 2020
The attack largely backfired, and "Marge Simpson" soon began trending on Twitter, with people insisting to Ellis that Marge is one of the most sensible, likable characters on the show.
Now, the fictional character responded to Ellis with a video message tweeted from the show's official account.
Marge Simpson has something to say. pic.twitter.com/viux96bAPf
— TheSimpsons (@TheSimpsons) August 14, 2020
Simpson says in the video:
"I usually don't get into politics, but the President's senior advisor Jenna Ellis just said Kamala Harris sounds like me. Lisa says she doesn't mean it as a compliment. If that's so, as an ordinary suburban housewife, I'm starting to feel a little disrespected. I teach my children not to name call, Jenna."
Referring to herself as an "ordinary suburban housewife," Marge takes a subtle dig at Trump's bizarre tweets referring to suburban women as "housewives."
Ellis didn't seem fazed at the video.
Marge is probably going to vote Democrat... by mail. https://t.co/UMcpXPuvFm
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) August 14, 2020
But others praised the response.
You come for Marge Simpson, @JennaEllisEsq, you best not miss.pic.twitter.com/CepdFk9P0y
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) August 14, 2020
Oh my... hey @JennaEllisEsq, did you see this? https://t.co/ebEGOIi43L
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) August 14, 2020
this is everything. https://t.co/d5YS7bpwhs
— Florida Chris (@chrislongview) August 14, 2020
This is a bright moment in an irritating day. https://t.co/GnvbvoWdYz
— Robert Schlesinger 🖖 (@rschles) August 14, 2020
— Garrett Readling (@TheGurtling) August 14, 2020
The softest of political commentary, to be sure, but they get right how Marge would approach the issue. https://t.co/IdhFZNFpNF
— Drew Mackie (@drewgmackie) August 14, 2020
The Simpsons should just do twitter videos, this is literally the best thing to come from it since the movie. https://t.co/MzSBNSZ4aC
— Michelle (@MeMyselfAndMich) August 14, 2020
Others thought 2020 was getting out of control.
Man... even ANIMATED CHARACTERS need to stand up and defend themselves from this administration. 2020 is WILLLLLD! https://t.co/z6GZcQND7L
— mktoon (@mktoon) August 14, 2020
Marge clapping back is peak 2020 🤣 https://t.co/LmWdNtEbIS
— Lamont Junior (@LamontJunior) August 14, 2020
2020 is such a ride. https://t.co/2vffczRQUi
— Terence (@TOPolk) August 14, 2020
Marge ends the video with, "I was gonna say I'm pissed off, but I'm afraid they'd bleep it.