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Is Terry McAuliffe Running for President? This Alligator-Trump Tweet Is Mighty Suspicious...

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is introduced by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at a campaign event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

On Thursday, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) teased a run for president with a pair of absolutely bizarre alligator tweets. He bragged about wrestling an alligator, and suggested that if he could do that, he could clearly beat Donald Trump.

First, McAuliffe tweeted this picture of a crab atop an alligator, which confused Twitter users.

“Get out of here Dad,” Matt Whitlock, a senior advisor at the National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC), tweeted in response.

“This is not how you meme,” Club for Growth analyst Andrew Follett responded.

Most users just asked “what?”

Only if you click on the image of the crab and the alligator can you see that the crab is labeled “Terry McAuliffe” and the alligator is labeled “Donald Trump.” Without clicking on the image, no one can see the names.

Then came some clarity: “If I could wrestle an 8 ft, 280 lb [alligator], I certainly would have no problem with you know who,” McAuliffe tweeted, with a picture of himself and an alligator next to a picture of President Donald Trump.

If McAuliffe is running for president, this is the worst presidential announcement ever. Also, let’s not forget Terry McAuliffe was the guy who called Ed Gillespie’s campaign “the most racist campaign in Virginia history.” Yes, that means it was more racist than slavery, more racist than the secession movement that sparked the Civil War, more racist than segregation, and more racist than the ban on interracial marriage.

McAuliffe reportedly wrestled an alligator for a campaign donation of $15,000.

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