On Monday morning, National Public Radio ran a story about the health risks of sitting for hours every day, particularly for people in late middle age and older.
Titled "Get off the couch, Baby Boomers -- Or you may not be able to later," the "Morning Edition" story by correspondent Patti Neighmond explained that prolonged sitting and binge TV watching are contributing factors to becoming less mobile in old age.
However, Trump supporters saw the #GetOffTheCouchBabyBoomers hashtag starting to trend and -- assuming it was aimed at them -- spoke up in their defense.
"Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers" - I worked from 16 to 62 years of age. I am tired. I owe YOU nothing! YOU are your own problem!— ❌TexasNative4DJT❌MAGA❌KAG❌ (@❌TexasNative4DJT❌MAGA❌KAG❌)1504540098.0
They're so mad, y'all!
Get Off the Couch Baby Boomers ? No, get off the dole. You 68er fuckers did most to run up debt & ruin our culture. We owe you nothing.— ♔ Co-Avtokrator-Select Porphyrogenitus ♔ (@♔ Co-Avtokrator-Select Porphyrogenitus ♔)1504539805.0
Some people could only look on in horror.
"Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers" is trending, people automatically assume it's political and not about fitness. Bad… https://t.co/ZOXybYEJbz— goalpost moving co. (@goalpost moving co.)1504542143.0
Giving life-prolonging tips for Baby Boomers is probably the best reason yet to defund NPR https://t.co/yZDCfgAKsK— David Burge (@David Burge)1504540658.0
WOW! "Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers" certainly triggered some angry boomers too lazy to read the story.— Jo Maree (@Jo Maree)1504542966.0