The New York Times‘ Charles Blow wrote an article this week, calling Donald Trump an “Existential Threat.” That phrase started trending on Twitter, but it wasn’t because so many people agreed with the Times‘ received wisdom. No, they pointed to somebody else as an existential threat to America.
“Existential Threat” was still trending on Twitter, but most tweets highlighted Hillary Clinton as that threat. After all, Fox News’ Bret Baier reported that FBI sources said the investigation into the Clinton Foundation has been going on for more than a year. On Thursday, Trump said active duty generals don’t like the idea of Clinton “being their boss.”
Given such news, Americans might be less disposed to see Clinton’s challenger as the true threat to America. After all, the Times is losing circulation and just reported a 19 percent drop in print ad revenue.
Here are 19 tweets highlighting the true existential threat. Enjoy!
1. The New York Times.
2. Whose emails were hacked?
3. Supporters of FBI suspect…
"Donald Trump is an existential threat", say supporters of FBI suspect
— Josh Earnst (@NotJoshEarnest) November 3, 2016
Next Page: Clinton’s visible foreign policy legacy.
4. Which candidate did this again?
Tell me again who the existential threat is? Hillary's no-fly zone in Syria WILL lead to war with Russia. Fact. -VJ
— RealVinnieJames (@RealVinnieJames) November 3, 2016
5. The real meaning of Charles Blow’s article.
Candidate running world's largest money laundering/influence peddling scheme funded by Islamists isn't Existential Threat ~ @CharlesMBlow
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) November 3, 2016
6. Hm… Who already weakened national security again?
7. Oh, THAT’s why indictment is likely.
Next Page: Liars are the real threat.
8. Liars are the real threat.
9. A threat to the human mind.
Liberalism is an Existential Threat to the human mind.
Liberalism destroys the ability of an individual to think logically.
— 🇺🇸 Jim 🇺🇸 (@SaveUSA1776) November 3, 2016
10. You don’t have to like Trump to oppose Clinton.
11. Trump isn’t alone when it comes to sexual scandals.
Next Page: Hillary Clinton is the existential threat.
12. It is Clinton.
— ƬЄƛƓƛƝ ƦЄƖԼԼƳ 🍸 (@velvethammer) November 3, 2016
13. Hyperbole, but not entirely off base.
The failing NY Times considers Trump and existential threat because since they've been reporting negative on him they lost ~95% of revenue
— TaylorEdwards🔹 (@TaylorEdwards99) November 3, 2016
14. A threat to justice.
15. A threat to the Constitution.
— Deplorable Freedom (@FreedomFuture2) November 3, 2016
16. Three points against Clinton.
17. Looking for a threat? Check out the mirror.
Next Page: Here are a few other existential threats, just for fun.
Climate change is an existential threat. So is war. Democrats and Republicans won't save us from either. Greens will with the #GreenNewDeal.
— Dr. Jill Stein🌻 (@DrJillStein) November 3, 2016
Undocumented, illegal people overwhelming USA carrying disease and hatred of USA & our Values is the REAL Existential Threat.
— Wishing Won't (@MoxieWill) November 3, 2016
And my personal favorite.
Cthulhu is the Existential Threat humanity needs… and deserves. pic.twitter.com/X5Qycy17rc
— Cthulhu for America (@cthulhu4america) November 3, 2016