In this latest episode of “Your Guess Is as Good as Mine,” former Virginia Democratic governor and potential 2020 presidential candidate Terry McAuliffe posted a strange and disturbing tweet Thursday suggesting that he wants to wrestle Trump like an alligator.
No, I’m not kidding. And please don’t ask me to explain. I’ve got nothing…and neither did the rest of the Internet.
The massive Twitter fail was a play on a speech McAuliffe recently gave in Washington, D.C., in which he recycled an old story about him “wrestling” an alligator and claiming that somehow means he can beat Trump.
“Of all the candidates running, how many have actually wrestled a 280 pound, 8-foot alligator for a political contribution?” McAuliffe boasted. “I’m your man, folks . . . If I can wrestle an alligator, I can certainly wrestle Donald Trump!”
The Washington Post, of course, called it the “perfect meme.” Except that it wasn’t. And Twitter was here to prove it.
Just after posting the video clip online, McAuliffe randomly added this photoof a crab sitting atop an albino alligator’s head, arguably in an awkward attempt at a meme. Strange and rather inexplicable, sure…
…but then things got really weird.
The Democratic former governor and longtime Clinton bestie then followed that up with a side-by-side photo of him “wrestling” an alligator and a photo of Trump, along with the caption, “If I could wrestle an 8 ft, 280 lb [alligator emoji], I certainly would have no problem with you know who.”
And let’s just say, Twitter wasn’t impressed.
Wow... I just cringed so hard I got my weeks worth of abs workouts in.— Two Guns West (@TwoGunsWest) April 11, 2019
Thanks for explaining?— Alan Modracek (@AlanModracek) April 11, 2019
What even is this pic.twitter.com/H3SWtrNdUs— Neoconism (@neoconism) April 11, 2019
Dude have you been hacked?— Christine Melchione (@cmelchioneadams) April 11, 2019
Blame it on the drugs. Blame it on Trump Derangement Syndrome. Blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol.
Just don't blame in on social media savviness. There's clearly none of that around here.