St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman majestically trolls Donald Trump's new immigration plan on Twitter

Trump supporters couldn't tell he was kidding, which is to be expected, given the things Trump says in seriousness


Scott Eric Kaufman
December 8, 2015 11:13PM (UTC)

Rick Kriseman, the mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida had a pointed response to GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump's Islamophobic new immigration plan, which he shared on Twitter yesterday:

Many of the respondents -- Trump supporters, all of them -- couldn't tell that the mayor was being sarcastic, most likely because their candidate of choice routinely makes more offensive statements with a straight face and bitter, shriveled heart:

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But most people caught Kriseman's meaning:

Some even offered further suggestions:

For his part, Kriseman told the Tampa Bay Times' Claire McNeill that "you make a ridiculous statement, so you answer with a ridiculous statement. There are some people who thought I was seriously going to ban Donald Trump from St. Petersburg, and that's obviously not something I would try to do. But his statement was kind of ridiculous, so I thought that it deserved an equal response."

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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