Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale on Thursday drew swift ridicule after he compared the campaign operation he’s built to the ill-fated Death Star from the original “Star Wars” trilogy.
“For nearly three years we have been building a juggernaut campaign (Death Star),” Parscale wrote. “It is firing on all cylinders. Data, Digital, TV, Political, Surrogates, Coalitions, etc. In a few days we start pressing FIRE for the first time.”
Of course, as everyone who has seen the movies knows, the Death Star gets destroyed by the Rebel Alliance at the end of both “A New Hope” and “Return of the Jedi.”
Check out some reactions to Parscale’s tweet below.
if you want to play this game… pic.twitter.com/qITZ4SZUxx
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 7, 2020
Holy shit brad… It's already working pic.twitter.com/p43czRkhmJ
— Kombiz Lavasany (@kombiz) May 7, 2020
Also @HamillHimself may end the trump presidency
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) May 7, 2020
In his defense, he does not like innocent people
— Rhett Chavez 🌊🌊🌊 (@rhett_chavez) May 7, 2020
— Dr. Gnome to you (@MrParacletes) May 7, 2020
— The General (@generalunite) May 7, 2020
You're stupider than Mnuchin. You got a Liberian flag for us too?
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) May 7, 2020
Really liking this analogy, Brad. pic.twitter.com/c7IWXevXXu
— Jared Lipof (@jaredlipof) May 7, 2020
Yes, I guess when you botch a pandemic response so badly you could call yourself Death Star.
— Devin Duke (@sirDukeDevin) May 7, 2020
Operation "Extreme Grift" is almost complete, eh Brad?
Rats on a sinking ship but hey, at least you get that sweeeet campaign money and a dope set of condos.
November is going to be fun.https://t.co/uS7UBFsbt3
— Dominic is Social Distancing (@djbrunetti) May 7, 2020
The Death Star represents totalitarianism and murder by the state. And then is ultimately destroyed by the power of the people.
— Mollie (@molliejoyoung) May 7, 2020
Did anyone check the thermal exhaust port for weaknesses?
— Münchener Post (@MunichPost) May 7, 2020
This is like bragging that you’ve built a new Titanic, but ok.
— Jeff Mac (@JeffMacIsHere) May 7, 2020
Prosecutor spills details about Bill Barr’s ‘unprecedented, unnecessary and unexplained’ efforts to oust him
Geoffrey Berman, the man who until recently served as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, told members of Congress on Thursday about Attorney General Bill Barr's "unprecedented, unnecessary and unexplained" efforts to oust him.
In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Berman explained how Barr contacted him and repeatedly pressed him to step down from his position at SDNY to take another high-profile position within the government.
Berman, however, told Barr that he wanted to stay at his current job until a replacement was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate.
Seoul mayor found dead after ‘#MeToo allegations’
Seoul's outspoken mayor Park Won-soon, long seen as a potential South Korean presidential candidate, was found dead, police said Friday. He was 64.
A former Seoul City employee filed a police complaint -- allegedly involving sexual harassment -- against him on Wednesday.
Park's body was found on a mountain in northern Seoul, police said, hours after hundreds of officers started searching for him.
If Park does prove to have killed himself he would be the highest-profile South Korean politician to do so since former president Roh Moo-hyun, who jumped off a cliff in 2009 after being questioned over corruption allegations involving family members.