Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Adviser for former President Obama, wrote on Twitter that he was looking forward to the obituaries of prominent Republicans after a photo surfaced of them flashing a thumbs up with President Donald Trump.
I hope this is the photo they use on the front page of the Times on the day Trump is indicted pic.twitter.com/mifuyBk6YY
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) December 21, 2017
“I hope this is the photo they use on the front page of the Times on the day Trump is indicted,” wrote former Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer, who shared the photo on Twitter.
“And alongside the obits for Ryan, McConnell, and Pence,” Rhodes added.
And alongside the obits for Ryan, McConnell, and Pence https://t.co/fOrm1JZwpu
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) December 21, 2017
That triggered criticism from Speaker Paul Ryan’s spokeswoman AshLee Strong who called the tweet “irresponsible and dangerous.”
Really? Obits? Irresponsible and dangerous tweet. Hope you see fit to delete this. https://t.co/yW3CQHODpN
— AshLee Strong (@AshLeeStrong) December 21, 2017
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, who was shot this year by a leftist, also weighed in.
You may want to reconsider your rhetoric. https://t.co/VQVWej6n00
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) December 21, 2017
Even Politico’s Jake Sherman got involved in the condemnation of Rhodes’ tweet, but fellow Obama bros Tommy Vietor and Cody Keenan lept to his defense.
Jake that is such ridiculous bullshit. Nothing about the word obituary means imminent death. We all know that.
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) December 21, 2017
Nine million kids are just weeks away from losing their health insurance thanks to your boss. Their parents have a different definition of irresponsible and dangerous. https://t.co/xeWWStnXjX
— Cody Keenan (@codykeenan) December 21, 2017
Ryan’s spokesman Brendan Buck just wanted it all to stop.
Pls all stop talking about ben's idiot tweet, thanks.
— Brendan Buck (@BrendanBuck) December 21, 2017
It got weirder.
The cuck zone is a welcoming place for people who have advanced lower marginal tax rates, so long as they submit to a ritual burning of their thumbs up pic with Mr Trump.
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) December 21, 2017