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Trump posts hollow tribute to John Dingell, and the Twitter response would have made the Rep. proud

SOUTHGATE, MI - FEBRUARY 24: Congressman John Dingell (D-MI), 87, the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history, gives a "thumbs up" before announcing his retirement at a luncheon February 24, 2014 in Southgate, Michigan. Dingell began serving in Congress in 1955, taking over the seat his father vacated. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Rep. Dingell would have enjoyed the unity

Former Michigan Rep. John Dingell died Thursday evening, at the age of 92. He was in office from 1955-2015, making him the longest-serving member of Congress in history.

He was also damn good at Twitter, and no fan of the current Oval Office occupant. Thus it seems fitting that, after Donald Trump used his thumbs to send empty condolences to the Dingell family, fans and followers of the beloved Democrat simply could not let that stand.

First, DJT’s weird and meaningless “in memoriam.” 

twitter-content=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Deepest sympathies to Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and the entire family of John Dingell. Longest serving Congressman in Country’s history which, if people understand politics, means he was very smart. A great reputation and highly respected man.</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1093965968253087744?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2019</a></blockquote> ”>

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Deepest sympathies to Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and the entire family of John Dingell. Longest serving Congressman in Country’s history which, if people understand politics, means he was very smart. A great reputation and highly respected man.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2019

Obviously, this is a strange, strange Tweet. 

twitter-content=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">That’s a really weird thing to say.</p>— Þórhalla Björgvinsdottír (@ThorhallaBjorg) <a href="https://twitter.com/ThorhallaBjorg/status/1093970828776099840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2019</a></blockquote> ”>

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That’s a really weird thing to say.

— Þórhalla Björgvinsdottír (@ThorhallaBjorg) February 8, 2019

Though some thought it wasn’t all bad.

twitter-content=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It got weird after the comma but this was almost good.</p>— AlwaysAshley (@AshleyFrankly) <a href="https://twitter.com/AshleyFrankly/status/1094010775620988928?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2019</a></blockquote> ”>

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It got weird after the comma but this was almost good.

— AlwaysAshley (@AshleyFrankly) February 8, 2019

Yet everyone agreed with Trump on one thing: John Dingell was very smart.

twitter-content=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">He was definitely smart enough to not trust you, lmao.</p>— Nathan McNees (@NJMcNees) <a href="https://twitter.com/NJMcNees/status/1093984302377750528?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2019</a></blockquote> ”>

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He was definitely smart enough to not trust you, lmao.

— Nathan McNees (@NJMcNees) February 8, 2019

Many relied on Dingell’s own words to prove it.

His wisdom lives on.

Some wanted Dingell’s words to serve as advice for Individual 1 from the grave.

twitter-content=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Words for Trump: "My advice always begins with the truth, which is why would-be despots and demagogues try so hard to discredit it. They hate it like the devil hates holy water." – John Dingell</p>— Cgodeke (@Cgodeke1) <a href="https://twitter.com/Cgodeke1/status/1093982111894331392?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2019</a></blockquote> ”>

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Words for Trump: “My advice always begins with the truth, which is why would-be despots and demagogues try so hard to discredit it. They hate it like the devil hates holy water.” – John Dingell

— Cgodeke (@Cgodeke1) February 8, 2019

After all, Dingell had a lot of advice for Trump.

Others wanted Dingell’s words to serve as advice for all of us.

It’s too bad Dingell never got his Christmas wish.

It’s remarkable that Dingell thought of his nation, even in his final days.

twitter-content=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">How frightened for all of us he must have been to direct his final words towards you.<br><br>“the presidential bully pulpit seems dedicated to sowing division and denigrating, often in the most irrelevant and infantile personal terms, the political opposition”<a href="https://t.co/MVb499Y5nF">https://t.co/MVb499Y5nF</a></p>— cumberickman (@cumberickman) <a href="https://twitter.com/cumberickman/status/1093984255867117569?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2019</a></blockquote> ”>

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How frightened for all of us he must have been to direct his final words towards you.

“the presidential bully pulpit seems dedicated to sowing division and denigrating, often in the most irrelevant and infantile personal terms, the political opposition”https://t.co/MVb499Y5nF

— cumberickman (@cumberickman) February 8, 2019

Hopefully, if there’s an afterlife, there’s also extra butter.

As always, someone was there to remind Donnie that Obama does everything better.

This genius turned Trump’s own words on him …

twitter-content=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yes, he was a ‘smart’ man BUT that doesn’t mean YOU understand politics!</p>— Laura Ann Leamon (@lablea26) <a href="https://twitter.com/lablea26/status/1093972057954627590?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2019</a></blockquote> ”>

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Yes, he was a ‘smart’ man BUT that doesn’t mean YOU understand politics!

— Laura Ann Leamon (@lablea26) February 8, 2019

… as did this one.

twitter-content=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Your political career will be very short in that case</p>— Jared (@JaredMelrath) <a href="https://twitter.com/JaredMelrath/status/1093984659359309826?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2019</a></blockquote> ”>

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Your political career will be very short in that case

— Jared (@JaredMelrath) February 8, 2019

It was not uncommon for folks to point out that Trump’s timing was a bit off.

It was often hypothesized that Trump didn’t know who he was talking about.

twitter-content=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">You couldn't pick him out in a photograph if we paid you.</p>— vote blue (@ebonycatt2008) <a href="https://twitter.com/ebonycatt2008/status/1093976461080518656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2019</a></blockquote> ”>

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You couldn’t pick him out in a photograph if we paid you.

— vote blue (@ebonycatt2008) February 8, 2019

Others assumed Trump didn’t write the tribute at all.

twitter-content=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congratulations, unnamed White House staffer, on a decent tribute tweet.</p>— Tim -Madness is just a state of mind- Bend (@being_tim) <a href="https://twitter.com/being_tim/status/1093973851346677761?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2019</a></blockquote> ”>

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Congratulations, unnamed White House staffer, on a decent tribute tweet.

— Tim -Madness is just a state of mind- Bend (@being_tim) February 8, 2019

#NeverForget this one fact:

twitter-content=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">He hated you, so there's that.</p>— I'm so over this chit (@mijatoo) <a href="https://twitter.com/mijatoo/status/1093969539900104705?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2019</a></blockquote> ”>

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He hated you, so there’s that.

— I’m so over this chit (@mijatoo) February 8, 2019

Seriously! #NeverForget!

twitter-content=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">He couldn’t stand you</p>— Jerry Coleman (@PutinsLapDog) <a href="https://twitter.com/PutinsLapDog/status/1093966121647071232?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2019</a></blockquote> ”>

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He couldn’t stand you

— Jerry Coleman (@PutinsLapDog) February 8, 2019

Ah, this is an all-time favorite.

There were at least a few attempts to not be a total grouch about the memorial tweet.

twitter-content=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Well, at least you didn't call him Dyin' Johnny Dingle.<br><br>Which would not have been out of the realm of possibility</p>— unclekatahdin❄🌨 (@kt44dn) <a href="https://twitter.com/kt44dn/status/1093971311687319552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2019</a></blockquote> ”>

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Well, at least you didn’t call him Dyin’ Johnny Dingle.

Which would not have been out of the realm of possibility

— unclekatahdin❄🌨 (@kt44dn) February 8, 2019

However, those kid gloves certainly won’t be on for long.

twitter-content=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">John Dingell hated you but I’ll give a pass on this one because it’s not in good taste. See you next time.</p>— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) <a href="https://twitter.com/eugenegu/status/1093971965084233728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2019</a></blockquote> ”>

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John Dingell hated you but I’ll give a pass on this one because it’s not in good taste. See you next time.

— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 8, 2019

In closing, I leave you with a perfect example of the quality that followers of John Dingell came to expect.

Twitter won’t be the same without the gentleman from Michigan, but unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Donald Trump—and Dingell knew it.




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