The 78 Best Tweets of the Republican National Convention
Yes, we'll get to the Democrats next
This year’s Republican National Convention was one of the most remarkable in history, complete with a plagiarism scandal, some very energetic rants and plenty of GIF-able moments. The digital peanut gallery that is Twitter was watching.
Day 1: “Make america safe again”
RNC Chair Reince Priebus takes the stage.
lather, reince, priebus, repeat
— jomny sun (@jonnysun) July 22, 2016
Reince Priebus looks like someone who face-swapped with himself
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 22, 2016
Followed by the dude from Duck Dynasty and Scott Baio.
“I call this look “David Foster Wallace liked to hunt ducks.”” pic.twitter.com/UwqNr9dvsH
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) July 19, 2016
The president of the United States says he’s not a Muslim but Scott Baio and Antonio Sabato Jr say he is so I just don’t know what to think.
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) July 19, 2016
Next time you say illegal immigrants are only taking jobs Americans don’t want, remember Scott Baio spoke at the RNC.
— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) July 19, 2016
Rudolph Giulani proves highly inspirational to Twitter users.
Seconds before Giuliani took the stage last night, he was a bat.
— Janelle James (@janellejcomic) July 19, 2016
When u nut, etc pic.twitter.com/Ps6Pz5xbvm
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) July 19, 2016
when u eat a bunch of mushrooms and forget how talking works pic.twitter.com/ihS49kZTBH
— Joanna Rothkopf (@joannarothkopf) July 19, 2016
woah giuliani plagiarized his speech too pic.twitter.com/gDAK846CdS
— Dan Ozzi (@danozzi) July 19, 2016
Eventually every cable news chyron under Rudy Giuliani’s name is just gonna say “9/11”
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) July 19, 2016
Didn’t catch Giuliani’s speech, but from the screenshots it appears to be about Dogs Playing Poker pic.twitter.com/TWkToFGbqr
— Ralph Douthat (@ralphdouthat) July 19, 2016
Great job by Giuliani’s speechwriter. pic.twitter.com/FOQ6HbzSUO
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 19, 2016
“My diaper is itchy!!” – Rudy Giuliani
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) July 19, 2016
Melania Trump delivers a beautiful speech. But charges of plagiarism surface almost immediately.
Michelle Obama issues statement following Melania Trump plagiarism allegations from #RNCinCLE pic.twitter.com/qJQy8N7P8w
— Madison M. K. (@4evrmalone) July 19, 2016
.@AnonLove253FTP Footage of Melania Trump rehearsing her #GOPConvention speech. #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes #RNCinCLE pic.twitter.com/03JqSXiHDF
— D (@Delo_Taylor) July 19, 2016
The Twitter shade is on form this morning… #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes pic.twitter.com/EUSCycAH5m
— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) July 19, 2016
melania, i’m here for you sweetie pic.twitter.com/pUQ6PW0MXf
— kept_simple (@kept_simple) July 19, 2016
“Work, work, work, work, work, work
He say me have to
Work, work, work, work, work, work!” #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes
— jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) July 19, 2016
“I’d like to thank my speech writers: Copy and Paste” https://t.co/t91H4eiM1J #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes pic.twitter.com/GMiueHXpu2
— RiotWomenn (@RiotWomennn) July 19, 2016
Wow more plagiarism from Melania pic.twitter.com/oYee2VzYKt
— Naomi LaChance (@lachancenaomi) July 21, 2016
Day 2: “Make america work again”
Shots fired #RNCinCLE pic.twitter.com/jJhcjYLB4K
— John Hendrickson (@JohnGHendy) July 21, 2016
— John Hendrickson (@JohnGHendy) July 20, 2016
Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson delivers a predictably energetic address.
TFW your tindr date shows up but instead of a lady it’s a giant brain pic.twitter.com/HKmVM9nQtq
— Cullen Crawford (@HelloCullen) July 20, 2016
i identify with ben carson because he’s too sleepy to run for public office just like me
— Mira Gonzalez (@miragonz) July 21, 2016
New Jersey governor Chris Christie is next.
chris christie is on the convention floor making dr pepper runs for delegates to get that attorney general spot.
— brandon wenerd (@brandonwenerd) July 20, 2016
shorter Chris Christie speech: let’s drown Hillary Clinton and if she survives we know she’s a witch. #RNCinCLE
— Tom McKay (@thetomzone) July 20, 2016
“She fights for the wrong people. She never fights for us.”
Chris Christie rallying #RNCinCLE faithful. pic.twitter.com/T7iRMTazj4
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) July 20, 2016
How would Chris Christie know what hard work looks like. His parents were too lazy to even name him.
— CAFE (@cafedotcom) July 20, 2016
Chris Christie plagiarized major parts of his speech from Guy Fieri’s recipe for buffalo nacho pizza.
— philippe iujvidin (@philyuck) July 20, 2016
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan delivers a comparatively mild address.
Paul Ryan: Are we sure the RNC will be white enough? I could bring some friends. pic.twitter.com/ntC2Yv9dxw
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) July 20, 2016
Paul Ryan clearly screams, “Gee whiz!” when he climaxes. #RNCinCLE
— Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) July 20, 2016
Paul Ryan looks like a racist youth pastor who gets too aggressive during dodgeball games in his carpeted church’s gymnasium
— lindsey (@Lindzeta) July 20, 2016
Paul Ryan doing a good job of not bursting into tears so far.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 19, 2016
After months of limp-wristing his hand jobs to Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan will be asked to go full blumpkin on Tuesday pic.twitter.com/vob4ekBwuQ
— shelby fero (@shelbyfero) July 19, 2016
Trump’s second favorite daughter, Tiffany, comports herself well.
Gonna be really disappointed if they don’t intro Tiffany Trump as the daughter her dad doesn’t want to have sex with. #RNCinCLE
— Maggie Serota (@maggieserota) July 20, 2016
Somewhere Tiffany Trump whispers “I also…did a job.”
— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) July 22, 2016
Tiffany Trump sounds like she’s reading sides for a toothpaste commercial
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) July 20, 2016
why is tiffany trump doing vanessa bayer doing miley cyrus
— netw3rk (@netw3rk) July 20, 2016
so how do you guys think Tiffany Trump’s Dancing With the Stars audition went
— Natalie Shure (@nataliesurely) July 20, 2016
Up next, Donald Jr.
Donald Trump’s son, Donald Jr., looks like he bathes in ointment.
— Amanda (@Manda_like_wine) July 20, 2016
donald trump jr. is gob bluth though pic.twitter.com/HvGxus0xXP
— Sarah Emerson (@SarahNEmerson) July 20, 2016
Donald Trump Jr inherited the tiny hands. Sad! pic.twitter.com/uGBk8za5PH
— Jerry Saltz (@jerrysaltz) July 20, 2016
Donald Trump Jr. looks like the villain in a dance movie who’s defeated when the dancers throw a benefit pic.twitter.com/8YLrb9OUi9
— Ira Madison III (@ira) July 20, 2016
Exclusive Pics of Donald Trump Jr. Playing Pokemon Go #RNCinCLE pic.twitter.com/dEsJ0VxfCr
— Meth Lab for Cutie (@kiralc) July 20, 2016
And let’s not forget UFC president Dana White.
DANA: Donald’s interest in me is personal. not business. he has a crush on me. we’re in love and it’s fucking beautiful
— small business owner (@ByYourLogic) July 20, 2016
Day 3: “Make america first again”
the RNC is getting lit pic.twitter.com/DmflfUyMV1
— Rachel Zarrell (@rachelzarrell) July 21, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the good songs getting abused by the #RNCinCLE tonight.
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) July 22, 2016
Let’s get right to the good stuff. Ted Cruz, everybody.
Ted Cruz: All Zodiac Killer, No Zodiac Filler
— Mark Lisanti (@marklisanti) July 21, 2016
you sort of have to hand it to Cruz for staying true to his brand of being a total asshole
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) July 21, 2016
Ted and Heidi Cruz are gonna have great sex tonight
— kept_simple (@kept_simple) July 21, 2016
[Heidi Cruz comes back to the hotel room, finds only 99 cans of soup in the pantry]
“Ted, did everything go OK tonight?”
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 21, 2016
Ted Cruz’s non-endorsement last night was the closest most Republicans will get to seeing GG Allin perform live
— Super Deluxe (@superdeluxe) July 21, 2016
Realizing that you might have respect for Ted Cruz now. pic.twitter.com/9kHGuWYoxG
— Davon Magwood (@davonmagwood) July 21, 2016
[Ted Cruz at the bank]
TELLER: You have to sign the check first.
TELLER: You must endorse it
TC: I don’t understand. *winks at camera*
— Rob Cee (@TheRobCee) July 21, 2016
Newt Gingrich arrives to do damage control.
gingrich: I think you misunderstood what te-
cruz [walking back on stage]: pic.twitter.com/9V5ORjYHHT
— shrillary tintin (@theshrillest) July 21, 2016
Newt Gingrich rearranges into Wet Gin Grinch, which was also my nickname in college.
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) July 21, 2016
Later, Laura Ingraham evokes some eerily familiar imagery.
Mr. Todd Dracula is at the #RNCinCLE making the only Vines that matter. Look at this. Jeez oh man. @ToddDracula https://t.co/7HmfDf7aLu
— Vic Berger IV (@VicBergerIV) July 22, 2016
Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence is up next.
i take it back Snapchat rules pic.twitter.com/lQFHVf5aA0
— ಠ_ಠ (@MikeIsaac) July 21, 2016
when ur saying goodbye to a tinder date who u have no intention of ever seeing again pic.twitter.com/2HagUZaT8L
— Taylor Trudon (@taylortrudon) July 21, 2016
Replay of Trump’s air kiss with Pence: #RNCinCLE pic.twitter.com/lWy5NGgY9R
— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) July 21, 2016
when yr not a fan of pda pic.twitter.com/ywEjVe89k9
— brian feldman (@bafeldman) July 21, 2016
day 4: “Make america one again”
“What should the theme be for the closing night?”
“Make America, um, White Again?”
“Did you say ‘Make America One Again?’”
“Uh, sure, yeah.”
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) July 22, 2016
They speakers at the RNC are getting crazier and crazier pic.twitter.com/TlU38Ze6xT
— Freddy Scott (@freddyscott) July 20, 2016
Tech billionaire Peter Thiel, a gay man, earns a prime-time spot.
Not watching the RNC but I assume that Peter Thiel did not burn alive on stage because he’s a sodomite, what a shame.
— Tyler Coates (@tylercoates) July 22, 2016
Peter Thiel: “I’m gay”
Reince Priebus: “I am also gay”
Donald Trump: “I am tremendously gay. Hugely gay. I am so, unbelievably, gay,
— Proven Content Maker (@Bro_Pair) July 22, 2016
Followed by Ivanka Trump.
— Luke O’Neil (@lukeoneil47) July 22, 2016
Why did that sound like Meadow Soprano talking about Tony
— John Hendrickson (@JohnGHendy) July 22, 2016
when u need that inheritance and gotta do what u gotta do pic.twitter.com/bFVw3Gu3Jk
— Ziwe (@ziwe) July 22, 2016
“Don’t worry, Ivanka. When I’m president, we can be together.” pic.twitter.com/0eS8iEQrje
— Jackie Carbajal (@jackiecarbajal) July 22, 2016
IVANKA my father inspires us every day
TRUMP you’re all gonna die
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 22, 2016
And finally, Donald J. Trump himself, the Republican nominee.
wow this speech is getting crazy tbh#RNCinCLE pic.twitter.com/raWMIDdzuj
— darth™ (@darth) July 22, 2016
We can solve this problem so quickly… when I become Dictator. #RNCinCLE
— aasif mandvi (@aasif) July 22, 2016
Two of the worst human beings alive loved Trump’s speech. pic.twitter.com/7LLIPyupm1
— Marc Love (@marcslove) July 22, 2016
Trump’s speech coach. pic.twitter.com/US3rT6UW2B
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) July 22, 2016
Me watching this speech. #WrapItUp #Trump #RNCinCLE pic.twitter.com/s8X43hsDH8
— Michelle Collins (@michcoll) July 22, 2016
Recap of Trump’s speech if you’re just tuning in pic.twitter.com/mNzqZwlz4w
— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) July 22, 2016
I wonder who has to clean up the balloons #RNCinCLE
— Lauren Lapkus (@laurenlapkus) July 22, 2016
Can’t wait for the DNC!
Pack your shit. Trump’s winning. https://t.co/Vur2ym7gbm
— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) July 21, 2016
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