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The 11 best (and worst) questions from #AskTrump

'What's your favorite type of discrimination?'


Smriti Sinha


Posted on Sep 22, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 10:41 pm CDT

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.

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This user even (probably correctly) preempted the reaction of Trump’s social team.

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.

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*First Published: Sep 22, 2015, 1:32 pm CDT