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On Thursday, Trump Jr. replied to a tweet from NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell that asked how the White House could justify releasing the controversial Nunes memo, which alleges improper surveillance of Trump’s 2016 campaign by the FBI, as its release was heavily opposed by the FBI and the Justice Department.
Trump clapped back, tweeting: “Apparently the press only likes their information ‘leaked’ from unverified sources rather than released openly from congress… I think it will be tough for them to sell their ‘democracy dies in dankness’ byline with this kind of logic.”
Apparently the press only likes their information "leaked" from unverified sources rather than released openly from congress... I think it will be tough for them to sell their "democracy dies in dankness" byline with this kind of logic. https://t.co/fXHv0UjLtX— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 1, 2018
Trump Jr. should check his logic—and spelling—before coming for the press. “America Dies in Darkness,” isn’t the Washington Post’s “byline,” but rather its slogan, which was reportedly coined by legendary reporter Bob Woodward. And it may not say “dankness,” but it’s still pretty dank considering who it came from.
Twitter, of course, did not hold back and unleashed a fury of replies to Trump Jr.’s typo.
“dankness” lololol— shauna (@goldengateblond) February 1, 2018
"Democracy Dies In Dankness" is the name of my new mixtape— Rob Sheridan (@rob_sheridan) February 1, 2018
If only Don Jr, or Sr, for that matter, engaged in occasional “dankness” they’d both be wayyyy more chill and we’d all be a lot less angry about the situation.— Dan Burkhardt (@TheDanBurk) February 1, 2018
The Washington Post’s Reddit account even changed its page bio to include “dankness.”
Donald Jr. ,,,, thank you for this recognition 😭 pic.twitter.com/76yoSPsj3F— Gene Park (@GenePark) February 1, 2018
In Trump Jr.’s defense, America’s demise via cloud of smoke is not out of the realm of possibility in light of President Donald Trump’s big button. But for now, everyone should just chill and hope that never happens.
Carlos Devora is a journalist and social media marketer. He is based in Austin, Texas.