Internet Points and Laughs at Viral Video of Golden Trump Statue Being Wheeled Around CPAC
Donald Trump has united thousands of Americans — in mockery of the squat golden statue of his likeness that was caught on camera being wheeled around the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Bloomberg reporter William Turton captured the video — featuring a squat statue of a golden Trump garbed in a business suit and Rocky Balboa’s boxing shorts and red flip-flops, brandishing what appears to be a magic wand and a non-disclosure agreement, being wheeled through the event as attendees can be seen taking snapshots and cooing things like “Awesome!” and “That’s so cool!” and “Four more years.” — and posted it on Thursday night as part of a thread on CPAC happenings.
— William Turton (@WilliamTurton) February 26, 2021
The spectacle prompted mockery from the left, right, and center of blue-check Twitter, much of it with a distinctly Biblical bent.
tfw when you come down from mount sinai and the kids are misbehaving. https://t.co/Y6Vbzkmejx
— tsar becket adams (@BecketAdams) February 26, 2021
it could be worse. it could actually be calf-shaped. https://t.co/8X3jCZukM2
— Christine Emba (@ChristineEmba) February 26, 2021
As many people have noted in the replies, it appears the conservative “Christians” of the Trumpian right have gone all-in on worshipping their golden calf. Perhaps @marcorubio can recall the appropriate verse in his tweets… https://t.co/8WA1i1oBdw
— Joy-Ann Pro-Democracy & Masks Reid ? (@JoyAnnReid) February 26, 2021
We always knew these MAGAts and evangelicals were fake Christian heretics. They finally broke out the golden calf.
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) February 26, 2021
Honest question: have these people read the Bible? https://t.co/Iiaoji9AzA
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 26, 2021
He’s inside it. https://t.co/Nco2HQMPQb
— Jemaine Clement (@AJemaineClement) February 26, 2021
The golden calf of the GOP. https://t.co/RH2RS72PPv
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 26, 2021
— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) February 26, 2021
Seems totally normal. https://t.co/nUyFXa3RI5
— Michael Bohlin (@MBohlinCBS) February 26, 2021
Completely normal. Not batshit crazy at all. https://t.co/N72sFcSyI9
— Josh Moon ?? (@Josh_Moon) February 26, 2021
— J. P. Gownder (கவுண்டர்) (@jgownder) February 26, 2021
Oh this is so very on brand for cpac
— Molly Jong-Fast? (@MollyJongFast) February 26, 2021
The phenomenon turned “Golden calf” into a top trending topic, and probably a while lot of clicks to the Exodus blog.
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