On Sunday, President Donald Trump slammed the New York Times' White House correspondent Maggie Haberman as a "Hillary [Clinton] flunky" who doesn't have any access.
...have shown conclusively that there was no Collusion with Russia..just excuse for losing. The only Collusion was… https://t.co/ya2CwP1iUd— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1520776247.0
In response, Haberman's son, Max Gregorian, created his own Twitter account to blast the president on his favorite medium — and gained his own defenders in the process.
"How I (want to) react when @realDonaldTrump criticizes my mom," the 12-year-old tweeted, using a gif of Luke Skywalker brushing debris off of his shoulder to describe his feelings.
In response, journalists and laypeople alike rallied around Gregorian, congratulating him for joining Twitter to defend his mom and expertly referencing Star Wars in one fell swoop.
"Padawan with the Jedi move," Eqsquire's Max Potter tweeted.
Padawan with the Jedi move. https://t.co/FFb7DOj2iO— Maximillian Potter (@Maximillian Potter) 1520893830.0
"Max Gregorian in 2048," another user posted.
Max Gregorian in 2048 https://t.co/XNGtlQHUa4— Mike Lavoie (@Mike Lavoie) 1520889351.0
Check out the best responses below:
#ANewHope https://t.co/GAu56xph9p— Carlos Lozada (@Carlos Lozada) 1520895866.0
❤️ this - Please know that there’s a large fan club who all feel this way @TheMaxGregorian https://t.co/u3BseASOB7— Elise Jordan (@Elise Jordan) 1520867940.0
The Force runs strong in this boy. https://t.co/bhp894c0UL— Jimmy Vielkind (@Jimmy Vielkind) 1520867648.0
Awesome! Don't worry, the masses support your reaction. https://t.co/ujw7GhrCjY— John Shupe (@John Shupe) 1520866361.0
@TheMaxGregorian @realDonaldTrump @maggieNYT You are more intelligent than this POTUS will ever be. You just keep i… https://t.co/YxFDG2ZOiW— Mary E. Albert (@Mary E. Albert) 1520863165.0
When your mum is @maggieNYT and you get 1k+ likes with your first tweet (seems kids are going to own twitter in 20… https://t.co/KDATcXvoss— Chris Newsom (@Chris Newsom) 1520875026.0
This kid just beat Twitter in his first tweet. https://t.co/hYfrqyvM5a— Darren Mitchell (@Darren Mitchell) 1520870011.0
This is too precious for this world. https://t.co/Usts7WB6Kf— Jenny Hollander (@Jenny Hollander) 1520893598.0
Man, that's pretty epic. I wish my first tweet of all time was to defend my mom against bullying from the President… https://t.co/qOKCSvpBGN— Wes Wilson (@Wes Wilson) 1520846084.0
@TheMaxGregorian @realDonaldTrump @maggieNYT https://t.co/pBNmZM0wlM— agirlisno1 ⚔️ (@agirlisno1 ⚔️) 1520868318.0
@TheMaxGregorian @realDonaldTrump @maggieNYT Best 1st tweet ever @TheMaxGregorian https://t.co/dBWOyCHtfq— dee long (@dee long) 1520875462.0