You may have never heard of the Washington Examiner, but it’s a right-wing newspaper that’s owned by billionaire Christian conservative Philip Anschutz. It’s also a big cheerleader for President Donald Trump and his policies.
So it came as quite a surprise on Monday morning when the Examiner posted a tweet declaring that Trump was going to hell:
Wow! Tell us how you really feel.
Twitter soon lit up with reactions to the Examiner’s bold statement:
the washington examiner had two scotches too many last night pic.twitter.com/TzZOhkJmXL
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) November 5, 2018
If you had told me last night that The Washington Examiner would be making headlines today I would have said “for what, telling the truth?”
And you would have said “yes.”
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) November 5, 2018
— Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) November 5, 2018
To see the look on the faces of the 53 Washington Examiner subscribers… pic.twitter.com/Rysr4AaxG7
— Justin Cross (@FakeJustinCross) November 5, 2018
Not long after the original tweet, the Examiner deleted the anti-Trump posting and claimed they’d been hacked, which also drew laughter from the internet:
“Our feed was hacked. We would never say anything reflecting this level of moral clarity.”
– Washington Examiner, probably pic.twitter.com/8bq8A5BGVl
— Colleen Kennedy (@PoliticalCBK) November 5, 2018
It was accurate, though. So you might want to consider it…
— Bryan 🇺🇸 #VoteNovember6 (@ugaswimmerbr1) November 5, 2018
@realDonaldTrump Many people are saying that is the best reporting that you’ve ever done.
— Jill, RPh (@jillb417) November 5, 2018
“Attention all Magas! The Washington Examiner’s safety zone has been breached! I repeat, the Examiner’s safety zone has been breached! All Magas are advised to head to the Breitbart & Weekly Standard fact-free safety zones to preserve the borders of their alternate reality!”
— PoppyWrites (@poppy_writes) November 5, 2018
It was the most honest thing you have ever posted. You might want to consider a format change.
— Emily Menard (@emily_menard) November 5, 2018
Jesus knows your passwords.
— James Palmer (@BeijingPalmer) November 5, 2018
Dear Washington Examiner: Thanks for proving that Trump devotees can’t handle the truth and will always prefer being lied to.
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