A wise man once said, “Woe to thee whom the obese rise against.”
And after Trump’s debate performance last night, it appears that he has drawn the ire of this terribly powerful demographic.
An article written in The Guardian titled “Fat people, rise up! We could swing this election” by Lindy West serves as a rather hilarious call-to-arms for America’s overweight voters.
During the debate last night, Trump, while discussing cybersecurity, said the following:
Nobody knows that it was Russia that broke into the DNC – she’s saying ‘Russia, Russia, Russia’ – but I don’t, maybe it was! I mean, it could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, OK? You don’t know who broke into DNC.
This fairly innocuous quote is precisely what Lindy West found so angering.
While I do want to congratulate Trump on one of his few successful deployments of the English language last night – buddy put words in an order that conveyed a vaguely decipherable meaning, much like Franklin Delano Roosevelt! – the phrase “somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds” raises a vital question.
Fat people, are we going to stand for this shit?
First off, I doubt Trump is going to lose any supporters over this. Right-wing people with weight issues tend to own up to it; they don’t expect special treatment, and are…