Looks like President Donald Trump’s not the only one who looked directly into the eclipse.
On Monday, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) tweeted a photo from trip to return three injured children home to the East African country of Tanzania — but with a few strange caveats.
“Got a great shot of the
#eclipse from the air over Africa as we said goodby [sic] to the #TanzaniaMiracleChildren,” King tweeted, accompanied by a photo of what appears to be Harambe the gorilla superimposed over a photo of an eclipse. The eclipse, it should be noted, was not visible from East Africa.
Immediately after the tweet was posted, the Internet lost it.
“They said it couldn’t be done,” one user wrote, “but when people doubted an eclipse reaction could be both bizarre and vaguely racist, Steve King was ready.”
“Can we all agree that Steve King is an idiot yet?” another said.
Check out some of the best responses below.
Steve King, getting drunk at the airport bar again & tweeting Harambe memes he didn't make https://t.co/YWBtQXztte
— P.J. Stoppleworth (@PJStoppleworth) August 21, 2017
How does this filth still have a job? How @SpeakerRyan?
— Stormy Stephanie (@TabbyChaps) August 21, 2017
There are times when I get a hint of racism from Steve King's tweets.
— Tgage (@tgagemurphy) August 21, 2017
with all due respect what the fuck is this
— mike vitiello (@mickvit) August 21, 2017
Have you lost your damn racist mind?
— juscomments (@juscomments) August 21, 2017
Are you meming with us?
— ♻️ Esseb (@uSkuoi) August 21, 2017
You can see more through that hood than I would have expected.
— Robbie Howell (@robbiehowell) August 21, 2017
lot going on here, but let's not gloss over how fucking racist this is
— John Doe (@Lordofmisrule79) August 21, 2017
traveling to other countries is wasted on white supremacists like you
— Pisstape Israel (@JuanChyna) August 21, 2017
Are you drunk?
— Julie Chang (@jchang1024) August 21, 2017
So Steve King shared a Gorilla on the Eclipse saying Goodbye To The Tanzania Miracle Children. Racist Comment?
— Patricia Neal (@Patrici97185118) August 21, 2017
Your idiotic harambe meme is now the first thing people will see when searching the miracle children hashtag, you dolt
— TECZ (@_tecz) August 21, 2017
i seriously think Steve King tried to stare at the sun & ended up damaging his vision to point that he was unable to really see this picture
— amy spacebrain (@cosmospacebrain) August 21, 2017
one of steve king's staffers loves ben shapiro's twitter account pic.twitter.com/yo5aVke7xY
— Pam Vogel (@pamela_vogel) August 21, 2017
steve king tweeted a harambe meme, goodbye i am dead https://t.co/j61pzKphwT
— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) August 21, 2017
Stick to the racism, Steve. Comedy is NOT your thing. pic.twitter.com/mi7y08NNE9
— T.J. (@tmajr3) August 21, 2017