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:
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."