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If you’re down to the wire on a reading assignment for an English class, Clif’s Notes, SparkNotes, and others will all be there for you in a pinch. But whatever you do, don’t rely on Trump Notes.
As Donald Trump stumbled through his answers to foreign policy questions in last night’s third and final presidential debate, one Twitter user noticed that it sounded an awful lot like a student who maybe, you know, skimmed the source materials.
Trump’s foreign policy answers sound like a book report from a teenager who hasn’t read the book. “Oh, the grapes! They had so much wrath!”
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) October 20, 2016
Twitter immediately latched on to the concept of Trump book reports—the man is fluent in 140-character rants, after all—and followed the formula of a Trump catchphrase (bigly!) or tweet to misconstrue or otherwise bastardize a familiar plot. The most successful tweets recognized and capitalized on relevant topics and controversies as well, from election rigging to the wall. All your high school classics were quickly accounted for:
To Kill a Mockingbird:
Of Mice and Men:
The Scarlet Letter:
The Great Gatsby:
A Tale of Two Cities:
Realizing perhaps they’d overshot the Republican nominee’s preferred reading level with classic literature, many users trotted out reports for children’s stories like Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, Where’s Waldo?, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (which, you know, he probably just watched the movie of instead).
A few even took the joke one step further:
And if you’re wondering what Hillary Clinton’s reports would look like?
H/T Huffington Post
Monica Riese now serves as the Daily Dot’s director of production, having previously been the publication’s entertainment editor and assistant managing editor. She is based in Austin, Texas, and formerly contributed to the Austin Chronicle, where her breaking news work was recognized by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.