Trump attorney Michael Cohen — until recently best known for stating that a husband can’t rape his own wife — may have jumped to the top of the list when it comes to the what was the worst possible 30 seconds by a spokesperson for the Trump campaign this election season with his “Says who” retort to questions about polls on CNN Wednesday afternoon.
With lawyerly calm and bluntness, Donald Trump’s attorney attempted to pretend that the polls showing the campaign collapsing didn’t exist by swatting away CNN host Brianna Keilar’s questions about the numbers, repeatedly saying, “Says who?”
The childish replies — reminding many of Sarah Palin’s “All of them, Katie” response to Katie Couric on which papers she reads — naturally delighted social media quipsters who were quick to point out: “When your campaign slogan is ‘SaysWho’ your campaign is over.”
With some calling “#SaysWho” the “greatest hashtag ever,” the pile-on began for another Trump spokesperson failure day — another day wasted trying to get the campaign on track.
A sampling below:
#SaysWho resonates because it's long been their response to facts like "climate change is real" "racism is real" & "unions help workers".
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) August 17, 2016
CNN: The world is round.
Michael Cohen: #SaysWho?
CNN: Science, common knowledge, ALL people.
Michael Cohen: Which people?
CNN: All people.
— Pin Head (@PiercedSkull) August 17, 2016
— Seth Goodtime (@SethGoodtime) August 18, 2016
"And then he said, 'says who!'" pic.twitter.com/mkqlu0T5Cn
— Jason Sparks (@sparksjls) August 17, 2016
Trump campaign summed up:
Trump supporter: #ManyPeopleAreSaying Michael Cohen is a good advisor & Trump will win.
Everyone else: #SaysWho?
— Kevin Whyte (@kevinwhyte87) August 18, 2016
— Hella Music (@hector_serpas) August 18, 2016
"Hispanics are going to love these Trump Taco Bowls!" #SaysWho
— Jay Stebbins (@jaystebbins) August 18, 2016
An infinite solipsistic loop.
— FrMike (@FrMike) August 18, 2016
Many people have said Michael Cohen is a douche. #SaysWho? All of us.
— Jade Helm Commander (@Anomaly100) August 18, 2016
#SaysWho Polls, human adults, babies, dogs, beetles, some of your smarter rocks.
— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) August 17, 2016
PROF: Segregated schools are unconstitutional.
MIKE COHEN: #SaysWho?
P: Supreme Court.
M: Which justices?
P: All of them.
— NC Nats Sr. (@NorthCaroliNats) August 17, 2016
Is #SaysWho Pee Wee Herman origin or Wayne's World? I had "I know you are but what am I?" Deja vu moment at earlier news. This is better
— julesdc (@julesdc) August 18, 2016
Oddly enough, this happened later:
— David Waldman (@KagroX) August 18, 2016