Mere hours ago, Donald Trump demoted his Russophile campaign manager Paul Manafort and replaced him with the head of news at Trump-ophile website Breitbart. And the move already appears to be paying off. Check out this top-shelf #content coming out of Trump’s shop:
When asked about being down in the race, Trump adviser replies, “Says who?”https://t.co/HO9wqbdDWR https://t.co/C2UzSDdUo4
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) August 17, 2016
Okay, okay, so maybe no one handed Trump advisor Michael Cohen a script (though it wouldn’t have taken long to write) before his interview with CNN’s Brianna Keilar. But if Cohen’s gruff defiance of his mainstream media interlocutor’s recitation of numerical fact is any indication, the new day promised by the Trump campaign’s staff shakeup very much resembles the good old days of winning so big, which brought the GOP nominee this far.
(We should also note that if Michael Cohen’s name sounds familiar it may be because he’s the Trump campaign staffer who once said, “And, of course, understand that by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse.”)
Speaking of retro, we’ve got our own little contribution to keep the meme rolling, the clicks coming, and the ratings high. After all, who needs to get out the vote when you can go viral?
And if our contribution to the meme-ifying of what is already a viral moment doesn’t do it for you, the Internet offers you these alternatives:
— darth(TM) (@darth) August 17, 2016
Poles. All of them. pic.twitter.com/z42bFNfxuX
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 17, 2016
RYAN: That Michael Cohen interview did was a disaster.
TRUMP: Says who?
TRUMP: Just kidding. Yeah, it was so friggin’ bad
— Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) August 17, 2016
— Nathan Yau (@flowingdata) August 17, 2016
what “All of them” looks like: pic.twitter.com/sx8VyivJnS
— Taniel (@Taniel) August 17, 2016
Roses are red
My intentions are true
You’re behind in the polls
— Hayley Hudson (@hayhud) August 18, 2016
The answer to “Says who?” is actually “Calvin Klein” pic.twitter.com/jF9Ts5fx6P
— Jordan Cohen (@jorcohen) August 18, 2016