It’s really no big surprise when a Republican gets laughed at. After all, they are they are Republicans, and it’s often quite easy to catch them publicly in massive lies and abounding hypocrisy. But it’s NOT every day when a Republican gets laughed off the stage by the people that put them into power.
And that, folks, just happened.
Republican Senator Joni Ernst recently spoke with some constituents in her home state of Iowa. Ernst started a statewide tour in Red Oak, and was asked what she would do to stand up against President Donald Trump after his now-infamous “shithole” remarks, deriding Haiti and African countries. (Of course, Trump denies making the remarks.)
Typically, Ernst doesn’t respond to President Trump’s statements, saying she prefers to focus on things that she is working on that are important for her home state. This time, however, Ernst responded to the question by saying that she believes President Trump is standing up for several countries. When asked if she could name a few of those countries, her reply was, “You bet. Norway is one of them.” Her enthusiastic response was met by an equally enthusiastic roar of laughter from the crowd.
And let’s be clear: the laughter was well-deserved. Ernst’s response was a joke. Unfortunately, it is a joke only people who see clearly can understand.
Of course President Trump is supportive of Norway. Norway is the happiest country in the world. [It is also a very white country, and our leader does seem to be kind of a bigot.] What Trump and his Republican party don’t want to mention is that Norway is as happy and successful as it is in large part due to embracing a more socialist view than any American Republican could ever support. Norwegians have discovered that, while their taxes may be higher, true happiness comes easier when you are part of a healthy, well-educated society.
Considering Trump is our president, well-educated is something many voting citizens clearly are not.
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