Entirely devoid of any kind of appealing message or any policies that would actually improve people’s lives, the Trump campaign and the rest of the Republican Party have put their eggs solidly in the “culture war” basket.
Constant fear-mongering about how America is “under attack” and fundamentally changing in response to demographic changes in order to provoke the petty prejudices of white folks is the name of the game, but their efforts to construct the narrative are so contrived that they often come across as comedic and deeply unserious.
Take, for example, the whining of Trump 2020 advisor and enormous man-baby Harlan Z. Hill, who took to Twitter to complain that he went to Target and encountered a store clerk who didn’t speak much English and saw…Mexico soccer jerseys!!!
At a Target store in Virginia where the nice young lady we asked for help didn’t speak English and they have tons of these Mexico soccer jerseys displayed for sale across the store.
We’re losing America. pic.twitter.com/szpPQAUYJ1
— Harlan Z. Hill (@Harlan) July 19, 2019
Apparently, one mannequin translates to “across the store.” Considering that the United States didn’t even qualify for the World Cup that last time around, it’s not hard to see why jerseys for a team that’s actually good would be on display at Target, even in Virginia.
He failed to mention that USA jerseys were also on display.
Harlan — just called the NoVa Targets, and the manager at the one that *does* carry national team soccer jerseys told be the floor displays include both the Mexican and US teams. Which Target was this?
— Roger Sollenberger (@SollenbergerRC) July 19, 2019
Of course, this is all nothing but an extraordinarily lazy attempt to gin up some faux-outrage, and Twitter users were quick to give Hill the dragging he deserves. He racked up a stunning 2,500 responses in about two hours, and that number is sure to grow as the pile-on escalates.
The dunkings were brutal, to say the least:
this isn’t the first time a young lady pretended not to understand you when you asked her for something
— Apropos of Wet Brains (@StellarBoor) July 19, 2019
Dude they also sell tortillas there, call the cops
— jordan (@JordanUhl) July 19, 2019
shut the entire hell up you teddy ruxpin-looking bell end
— barb 😗 (@hi_im_barb) July 19, 2019
Wow I didn’t know they sold jerseys in the toddler’s section
— Colin Taylor (@ColsBols) July 19, 2019
“I went to the store looking for my usual 15-gallon jug of mayonnaise and I came across this…
We’re losing America.” pic.twitter.com/zeyLoIAXIV
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) July 19, 2019
at the pet store trying to buy a cat and saw this
we’re losing america pic.twitter.com/zqFLeeMoh9
— ✡️I Stand With Ilhan✡️ (@esjacobs) July 19, 2019
lol, cry us a river of eagle tears you petulant pissbaby
— Luke Savage (@LukewSavage) July 19, 2019
Sweetie, wait until you find out where Trump manufactures all his branded merchandise.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) July 19, 2019
I also pretend to not speak English when a man in a full diaper accosts me in a Target.
— Johnny McNulty (@JohnnyMcNulty) July 19, 2019
— Taryn Jay 🌹 (@vox__humana) July 19, 2019
You’re just mad that no soccer jersey will stretch over your freakishly large head
— Name cannot be blank (@Jezzerat) July 19, 2019