Donald Trump is set to use network television tonight to lie to the American people for about eight minutes. As the government shutdown continues, Trump wants to speak directly to his hoodwinked base and tell them that the wall he promised Mexico would pay for now needs their tax money, because Thanos, Dracula, the Loch Ness Monster, and Big Foot are all trying to sneak into our country to steal our American flags and our guns. Since no one can stop the president of the United States from speaking into a microphone on national television during prime time, many are announcing their choice not to watch and instead boycott the meaningless propaganda event.
Here are some of the highlights of the trending #BoycottTrumpPrimeTime hashtag:
Thousands of federal workers are at risk of losing everything. Food stamp recipients are going hungry. People in federal housing might end up homeless! I don't want to hear Trump's racist whining and conspiracy theories. He needs to end his tantrum, now. #BoycottTrumpPrimeTime
— N. K. Jemisin (@nkjemisin) January 8, 2019
And a little humor.
Should be a big night for Netflix. #BoycottTrumpPrimeTime
— Betty F*ckin' White (@BettyFckinWhite) January 8, 2019
And some more facts.
— Mr. October♏ (@Gee_L_Pee) January 8, 2019
— DNBOC Football (@DNBOC1) January 8, 2019
More tweets below the fold.
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If the networks did not run .@BarackObama 's address on #immigration in 2014 b/c they thought it was 2 political, WHAT in the world would b their justification 4 running it tonight? Trump will go on TV & LIE tonight!~#MorningJoe ☕ #BoycottTrumpsAddress #BoycottTrumpPrimeTime pic.twitter.com/SKPSggKlzZ
— Happy 2019 ???????? (@HollywoodBlvd1) January 8, 2019
Some more humor.
— Yuge Tortoise ???? (@Tyler_Tortoise) January 8, 2019
And a little hopeful reminder of when America was on a better path.
Let’s all #BoycottTrumpPrimeTime and watch this video of Obama’s greatest hits on repeat all night long!
Who’s with me?? pic.twitter.com/cqxwCN5qvn
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) January 8, 2019
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