Donald Trump, the current frontrunner for the Republican Party nomination for the U.S. Presidency, stopped by the Twitter headquarters in New York City on Monday to answer some user-submitted questions on camera.
Now, either Trump and his campaign team are completely oblivious to how Twitter operates, or Trump’s monumental ego simply meant he didn’t foresee the absolute torrent of jokes and abuse that would be hurled his way when he invited people to tweet their questions to him.
Either way, we’re pretty pleased that this happened because some of the responses to the hashtag #AskTrump were absolute gold.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2015
Unfortunately, those at Twitter HQ opted not to ask Trump about his terrible hairpiece and terrible policies, instead settling for safe questions like, “What would you do on your first day as president” and “What is the key to success in business?”
And, really, who cares about those things? We came here to see some shade thrown in Trump’s direction and, damn it, Twitter delivered that in spades!
Check out the best responses to this somewhat misguided Q&A session below.
First, Twitter users took aim at Trump’s less-than-inclusive policies on immigration…
What's your favourite type of discrimination? #AskTrump
— Lily Bailey (@LilyBaileyUK) September 21, 2015
When did you get the idea to steal Hitler's racist appeal? #AskTrump
— (((Baba Adeptus))) (@adept2u) September 21, 2015
#AskTrump when you "deport all immigrants" where will your wife be going?
— cait (@notwokecait) September 21, 2015
And then came the hair jokes. So many hair jokes…
— Brock Lange (@brock_lange) September 21, 2015
Do you have a birth certificate to prove your hair is a US citizen #asktrump
— Martin Perry (@MartinPerry19) September 21, 2015
— joe heenan (@joeheenan) September 21, 2015
Then things just got very silly, indeed…
— Andrew (@awbatchelor) September 21, 2015
— Big NAFTA Jeb Lund (@Mobute) September 21, 2015
#AskTrump What is the average airspeed of an unladen swallow?
— Dave Rappoccio (@DrawPlayDave) September 21, 2015
— RobustPopehatAgenda (@Popehat) September 21, 2015
#AskTrump Did you know that "Trump" means "fart" in Britain?
— Jayne Nelson 🐙 (@kakapojayne) September 21, 2015
Can you believe Twitter gifted this to us? First #piggate and now this…
— Steph Ivy Whiteside (@stephgwhiteside) September 21, 2015