As Wednesday night’s debate came to a close, a new hashtag launched on Twitter. #TrumpBookReport took classic novels and interpreted them in Trump’s notorious speaking style.
The hashtag launched after Antonio French, an alderman and candidate for mayor of St. Louis, Miss., attacked Trump’s foreign policy answers, saying they sound “like a book report from a teenager who hasn’t read the book.” Naturally, quite a few of Clinton’s denials could also foot that bill, but Trump’s style makes him a perfect viral social media machine.
Trump's foreign policy answers sound like a book report from a teenager who hasn't read the book. "Oh, the grapes! They had so much wrath!"
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) October 20, 2016
Below are 22 classic (and not-so-classic) novels interpreted in a Trumpian fashion. Enjoy!
1. The Great Gatsby.
Gatsby? He says he was great. I don't know. People are saying maybe not so great. I'll make Gatsby great again. #trumpbookreport
— Brian Francis (@briandfrancis) October 20, 2016
"I prefer the salesmen who DON'T die."
— Dreamweasel (@Dreamweasel) October 20, 2016
There was a Lion, okay? King of the Jungle. And the Witch? Lemme tell you, nasty. And the Wardrobe, so luxurious. The best. #trumpbookreport
— Richard Winters (@_RichWinters) October 20, 2016
4. Moby Dick.
Huge whale. Tremendous Whale. Nobody has more respect for whales than me. Ahab's Ship. Rigged. Sad.#Trumpbookreport
— HijingoJames (@hijingojames) October 20, 2016
Next Page: Was Helen a 10? The Illiad and Lord of the Rings.
5. The Illiad.
I was against the war in Troy. Ask Hannity. And Helen was maybe a 6. She wouldn't have been my first choice, believe me. #TrumpBookReport
— Brent S. Sirota (@BrentSirota) October 20, 2016
6. Sleeping Beauty.
#TrumpBookReport Sleeping Beauty? I mean, she's so low energy. I went up to kiss her without asking and she wasn't even awake. No stamina!
— Violet Skyye (@Violetskyye) October 20, 2016
Sauron. I know him. Good guy. The best. Just trying to build things. Has his home destroyed by immigrants. Sad. #TrumpBookReport
— Jonathan Cardwell (@jonocard) October 20, 2016
8. Romeo and Juliet.
"Juliet. Such a nasty woman. She made Romeo kill himself. And believe me he could have done better. Look at her." #TrumpBookReport
— Catherine Q. (@CatherineQ) October 20, 2016
Next Page: Don Quixote and The DaVinci Code.
9. Don Quixote.
Don Quixote was a loser, ok? He couldn't even win against a windmill. Listen, I'll beat all the windmills, believe me. #TrumpBookReport
— Shannon Hale (@haleshannon) October 20, 2016
11. Les Miserables.
Let me tell you about Les Miserables. He was a good man. Great man. Les. Such a man. He became miserable thx to Hillary. #TrumpBookReport
— Become More and More (@monkeysilog) October 20, 2016
12. The DaVinci Code.
This code and Da Vinci made the code. I know Da Vinci and he's a terrible guy and his code, let me tell you its a disaster. #TrumpBookReport
— Rami Bensasi (@HolaRamito) October 20, 2016
Next Page: OEDIPUS REX, and Trump’s real opinion of Voldemort…
— Pizza On A Bagel (@PadresOnABagel) October 20, 2016
14. Pride and Prejudice.
15. Oedipus Rex.
Oedipus. Tremendous leader. The best. I've always said that if Jocasta were my mother, perhaps I'd be dating her. #TrumpBookReport
— kyla (@whatkyIasaid) October 20, 2016
16. Harry Potter.
Next Page: Fifty Shades of Trump, and THE WALL of ice…
17. Fifty Shades of Grey.
50 Shades of Grey? Boring! Grey's a weak color. Very weak. Lightweight. Gold's better. I have a lot of gold. I'm very rich. #TrumpBookReport
— Laura Tisdall (@LauraTisdall) October 20, 2016
Who names their kid Huckleberry? And his yacht? Don't get me started on that. The worst. #TrumpBookReport
— David Middlecamp (@DavidMiddlecamp) October 20, 2016
19. A Game of Thrones.
Westeros is failing. Wall is okay. I could build it higher. American steel. I'd be the best King. Tremendous king. Isis.#TrumpBookReport
— Pat Rothfuss (@PatrickRothfuss) October 20, 2016
20. The Hobbit.
Crooked Bilbo stole that ring – Sad! I would have guessed his riddle immediately – believe me. #trumpbookreport
— Hal Lublin (@hallublin) October 20, 2016
21. The Grapes of Wrath.
The Grapes of Wrath? Are you kidding me? Why were these grapes so angry? It's ridiculous. My team is looking into it. #TrumpBookReport
— Mr. What’s Your Name? (@beerlybreathing) October 20, 2016