Rep. Matt Gaetz goes full white fright on Twitter — and sparks hilarious backlash
Florida Man Rep. Matt Gaetz was online today, doing what he does online: saying stupid, frequently racist, shite. Gaetz was responding to the story out of St. Louis, Missouri, of the wealthy white lawyer couple who decided to stand in front of their home and threaten peaceful protesters with guns as those protesters walked—legally—down their street, on Twitter. He tweeted out an image of the couple and wrote:
“In Joe Biden’s America your job is illegal, you are locked in your home, borders don’t exist, MS-13 lives next door and the police aren’t coming when the mob arrives. This is all of us.” Such a strange thing to say, eh? Very quickly, Rep. Gaetz’s Twitter feed was overrun with people wondering how Rep. Matt Gaetz is able to type and breathe at the same time. So, #MattGaetzIsATool began trending, as it seems to do at least once every week these days.
Most people are empathetic by nature, so they wanted to give Gaetz some advice.
@mattgaetz Got to stop tweeting while drunk, Matt.— Nickles (@Nickles) 1593460824
That’s good advice. Others wanted to remind Matthew that sadly for the entire planet, we are not in any Democratic official’s “America” at this point in time.
@mattgaetz The photo was taken in Trump's America.— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1593463809
Of course there were the requisite reminders of how cowardly and craven Rep. Gaetz truly is.
@mattgaetz https://t.co/AN2gHTQ4Ga— *you’re (parody) (@*you’re (parody)) 1593460271
As well as footnotes for Gaetz’s understanding of the world around him.
@mattgaetz Yep, MS-13 lives right next door, Matt. https://t.co/T4CdSk5zqW— Cody Johnston (@Cody Johnston) 1593459460
Also a reminder that Matt Gaetz is afraid and he’s a racist.
Rep. Matt Gaetz: "Some might call that 'male privilege or 'white privilege.' You know what? Those terms are just ra… https://t.co/tzPVuFnuBp— The Hill (@The Hill) 1592950117
At this point, this tweet is also obligatory, as Matt Gaetz … is a tool.
Matt Gaetz doing his obligatory tweet to get #MattGaetzIsATool trending on twitter... once again. You'd think he'd… https://t.co/itqg0jOQhY— Mongrel (@Mongrel) 1593465516
And also this, because I’m not cursing if I let someone else do it.
@mattgaetz #Ignorant #Idiot #TrumpsLittleBitchBoy #MattGaetzIsATool #GTFOH https://t.co/uHW1Globjt— Marcijo (@Marcijo) 1593466390
And this one made me laugh.
@drvox @_EthanGrey #MattGaetzIsATool https://t.co/UpKDos5fge— Ronald Singleterry, MFA (@Ronald Singleterry, MFA) 1593464854
Then there’s this.
@mattgaetz So we all agree that you are a privileged white person with poor taste, little common sense, who doesn't… https://t.co/Pva69bDz5Z— Kevin McCarthy’s Offshore Rubles (@Kevin McCarthy’s Offshore Rubles) 1593463206
@TarynStanford @Angelux1111 @mattgaetz #MattGaetzIsATool https://t.co/ynk2e7LhwQ— Lev Parnas & Igor Fruman LLC💎 (@Lev Parnas & Igor Fruman LLC💎) 1593462566