Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) inspired a frenzy of angry (and hilarious) tweets after attempting to defend First Lady Melania Trump from critics who have what he calls “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”
“I know for a FACT that @FLOTUS has been a strong voice of compassion for migrant children,” the senator tweeted on Friday. “The vicious treatment of her over the last day is a reminder of how Trump Derangement Syndrome,where hatred for him justifies everything,has become an epidemic.”
“Totally lunacy everywhere!!!” he continued.
I know for a FACT that @FLOTUS has been a strong voice of compassion for migrant children. The vicious treatment of her over the last day is a reminder of how Trump Derangement Syndrome,where hatred for him justifies everything,has become an epidemic. Totally lunacy everywhere!!!
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 22, 2018
“My dude,” journalist Parker Molloy responded, “right-wing media went into DEFCON 1 when Michelle Obama wore a sleeveless dress once.”
“Here was @glennbeck during the Obama years losing his mind over the fact that Michelle Obama wore a white outfit to visit an oil spill, comparing her to Marie Antoinette, saying it made her seem disinterested, calling it an ‘outrage,'” the journalist’s thread continued.
Molloy went on to point out that Fox News’ Lou Dobbs and other media outlets and figures were up in arms over President Barack Obama wearing a tan suit.
“I still can’t believe these were actual stories,” Molloy tweeted, noting that “the actual topic he was discussing that day was Russia invading Ukraine, but that got lost in all of this.”
Check out more hilarious responses to Rubio’s Melania defense below.
starting a new drinking game where every time i get enraged at something marco rubio says i "take a shot" and by that i mean i donate 10 bucks to somewhere he'd hate
first 10 bucks are going to @RAICESTEXAS
— Kristen Arnett (@Kristen_Arnett) June 22, 2018
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) June 22, 2018
I’m sure if Michelle Obama had worn that jacket your response would be exactly the same. 🙄
— Jay Couture (@GatorJay87) June 22, 2018
The republicans love to say things are shameful, but criticism of the First Lady for modeling a jacket saying “I don’t care” isn’t shameful. This picture however is. pic.twitter.com/BrfBUfhYFIADVERTISEMENT
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) June 22, 2018
— Sysans Closet (@SysansCloset) June 22, 2018
In a related topic, among the worst kind of human beings are the children of immigrants who then slam the door shut behind them *cough Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz cough*, but that’s just my humble opinion. https://t.co/eSjGdVTLLyADVERTISEMENT
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) June 22, 2018
Marco, take a sip of water, then actually think before speaking/tweeting. pic.twitter.com/ycKV0SDPMG
— BrOkEn SeSaMe (@AHumanAlien) June 22, 2018
— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) June 22, 2018
Melania would look the other way if ICE snatched you and your kids up right now. https://t.co/O4TioBGLPz
— Matthew A. Cherry 🏁 (@MatthewACherry) June 22, 2018
Hey who had the bingo card that needed the space where Rubio uses the term Trump Derangement Syndrome? You can call BINGO now. https://t.co/wBzU8cRXcPADVERTISEMENT
— (((Mr. M a g i c))) (@Mr_JamesLandis) June 22, 2018
i’ve not yet determined the precise scientific or mathematical explanation for how an organism could possibly have less spine than none at all, but i simply cannot ignore what my eyes so clearly see before me https://t.co/SdCzcJdSNI https://t.co/SdCzcJdSNIADVERTISEMENT
— Davis Hurst (@davishurst) June 22, 2018
— CSDavis (@Mnredcanoe) June 22, 2018