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Trump girls did not break the internet

Sorry, #TrumpGirlsBreakTheInternet.


Jaya Saxena


Published Jun 27, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 1:15 pm CDT

Over the weekend, we received reports that there was an attempt to break the internet. The news may be shocking, but it appears a group of female Trump supporters went online under the banner #TrumpGirlsBreakTheInternet, in an attempt to bring down the network in the name of their chosen political candidate.

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Luckily, we can report that, despite Trump girls’ efforts, the internet remained intact. It was saved by a counter-attack, aimed at making fun of those who support the presidential candidate.

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While it’s never cool to make fun of women for voicing their opinions (and, unfortunately, opponents to the hashtag relied on a lot of ad hominem attacks), well, this is what free speech looks like. And we know how much Trump is fan of the First Amendment. 

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*First Published: Jun 27, 2016, 1:22 pm CDT