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Knitting club takes down Donald Trump with savage small gloves own

He may never recover from this old lady's burn.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 17, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 4:41 am CDT

Say a prayer tonight for the presidency of Donald Trump, for it ended today, four days before it was set to begin, when a knitting circle went in on him so hard. 

It appeared nothing could take down Trump in his march to the presidency—not refusing to releases his taxes, not pussygate, not his feud with Khizr Khan—but it appears his ascendancy was not inexorable, for he has been felled today, by Elsie Hay Cook, who shared this photo to the Addicted to Knitting Facebook group. 

Please enjoy these GIFs of NBA benches reacting to vicious dunks, for, to me, they accurately convey what Elsie just did to the president-elect. 

Elsie will now be mentioned breathlessly along other historical figures, like FBI Deputy Director Mark Felt, who have single-handedly taken down entire presidencies. 

The Addicted to Knitting Facebook page has nearly 40,000 members, and consists of “those of us that love to knit so much they have forgotten to eat!”

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*First Published: Jan 17, 2017, 6:17 pm CST