Trump Jr’s meme about his dad’s border wall doesn’t get how Congress works

America’s favorite inaccurate political meme son, Donald Trump Jr., posted today about his father’s decision to declare a national emergency to builed a border wall.

Using a Kermit sipping tea meme, Trump Jr. compared his father’s national emergency to the passing of Obamacare, suggesting Republicans didn’t have a say in that. 

And now he is being roasted for his lack of political knowledge.

Obamacare was passed after Congress voted on it, the result of an election that Democrats won decisively. In an election in 2016 that Republicans won decisively, they still didn’t pass wall funding.

He is also comparing apples to oranges because Obamacare and the wall have (very) different agendas:

Some are commenting on his intelligence (or lack thereof):

Don Jr.’s tweet came as President Trump announced that he will declare a national emergency to fund his forever anticipated border wall.

The president will also sign the congressional spending bill that averts another government shutdown.

Samira Sadeque

Samira Sadeque

Samira Sadeque is a New York-based journalist reporting on immigration, sexual violence, and mental health, and will sometimes write about memes and dinosaurs too. Her work also appears in Reuters, NPR, and NBC among other publications. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School, and her work has been nominated for SAJA awards. Follow: @Samideque