Every so often, a famous politician’s team invents a plan with #fail written all over it.
The 2016 presidential race has already seen a few of them, but Monday was peak fun for Twitter users when Donald Trump started answering questions under the #AskTrump hashtag. Trump’s social team probably didn’t learn from the failure of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s #AskJindal, which soon turned into #BobbyJindalSoWhite, mocking the Republican candidate.
But #AskTrump won the Internet in how royally it backfired. Some got really nasty, including those about the citizenship of his hair, and comparing his head with a potato.
Here are some of the best and the worst from the lot of questions that Trump got.
#AskTrump You say the Bible is your favorite book. Do you have any other favorite books that you've never read?
— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) September 21, 2015
How do you feel knowing that you have turned the entire presidential election process into a joke? #AskTrump
— Em Harriss (@EmHarriss) September 21, 2015
How does 4 bankruptcies qualify you to manage the largest economy on the planet? #AskTrump
— PoliticalGroove (@PoliticalGroove) September 21, 2015
Do you plan on deporting both your immigrant wives, or just the one you like the least? #AskTrump
— Not rich, but you're not either. (@Jenny_Trout) September 21, 2015
#AskTrump how do you feel about the fact that you're more of a meme than a presidential candidate
— taylor ⚢ (@teaashlyn) September 21, 2015
What's your favourite type of discrimination? #AskTrump
— Lily Bailey (@LilyBaileyUK) September 21, 2015
This user even (probably correctly) preempted the reaction of Trump’s social team.
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) September 21, 2015
But none of the scathing questions got to Trump. Instead, he played it cool, and tweeted a picture from Twitter headquarters, saying that he loved doing this. We did too, Donald. We did, too.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2015
Photo via Gage Skidmore/Flickr (CC by 2.0) | Remix by Max Fleishman