Ian Sams/Twitter

‘Time for an upgrade’ meme shows Kamala Harris’ team is too online

Bad meme gets mocked.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 17, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 1:13 am CDT

Last night, President Donald Trump shared a photo of his meeting with House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), declaring she had a “meltdown.”

This morning, Pelosi added the photo to her Twitter profile.

That would have been the end of it, a fine coda to a mini-internet drama, one of 1,000 we all process and immediately forget in the natural life cycle of being online every day. But then Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-Calif.) press secretary Ian Sams, last seen practically accusing Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) of being of Russian descent, had to go and do this.

“Time for an upgrade,” he tweeted.



Update 2:46pm CT: The post has been deleted. 

That’s Harris in place of Trump, poorly photoshopped in the image, and it raises a question or two.

Like: Why is Pelosi upset at President Kamala Harris for pulling U.S. troops out of Syria?

Thankfully, this creation was meme fodder, as people online mocked it. All of who in Sams’ estimation are (probably!) also Russian operatives.







Harris is polling fifth in the 2020 Democratic primary, behind Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Time for an upgrade in those polls?


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*First Published: Oct 17, 2019, 1:35 pm CDT