Twitter lampoons Madison Cawthorn after he reveals his ideal president

Twitter lampoons Madison Cawthorn after he reveals his ideal president
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Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida on Friday and offered a vision of the United States that at face value is antithetical to the principles of freedom and democracy.

Cawthorn – a freshman lawmaker embroiled in efforts to bar him from office for supporting the January 6th, 2021 Capitol insurrection led by former President Donald Trump – revealed to the event's right-wing attendees that his ideal commander in chief is an individual who instills fear into the hearts and minds of the global population.

"I want our president to be loved by the American people. I genuinely do, whenever we elect our president," said Cawthorn. "But what I really, truly want in a president is for the rest of the world to be terrified of them."

Watch below via Right Wing Watch:

Granted, there were millions of souls who were absolutely petrified during Trump's tumultuous single term, but they were his own citizens.

But as numerous Twitter observers pointed out, Trump was not the dastardly strongman flexing in Cawthorn's fantasies. Despite his shallow tough-guy bluster, Trump was frequently ridiculed by foreign leaders and scored by the international community for his boorish and often embarrassing behavior.

Like when this happened, for example:

Or this classy move:

Or the time that the United Nations General Assembly literally laughed at Trump to his face:

Or when our North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies ignored Trump at a summit in 2018:

Others simply panned Cawthorn's totally serious proffering of the ridiculous:

In conclusion, please enjoy this footage of Cawthorn beating up a tree.

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