CNN's Don Lemon reacts in disbelief to a video meme posted by the Trump campaign Twitter account showing the president as Thanos from the Marvel superhero films "snapping" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leadership into oblivion. In the final two "Avengers" films, Thanos, the villain, obtains the power to make half the universe's population disappear by the snap of his fingers.
(UPDATE: Trump War Room responds, see below)
Watch the meme, Don Lemon's reaction, and the Trump campaign responding below.
House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want.— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 10, 2019
President Trump's re-election is 𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲. pic.twitter.com/O7o02S26nS
"What are we, in junior high school?" Lemon asked after a five-second pause. "Like what the hell? What is this? Like what -- what? I cannot believe that I'm even having to report this on the news."
"This is -- this is crazy," Lemon continued. "This is literally crazy. Are you people insane? Are you insane? Go ahead, troll the Democrats on Twitter. Do this stupid, silly you-know what. Play this stupid, juvenile meme game."
"History won't record this meme stupid crap, but history will record this," he continued. "The seriousness of what is happening, that today is the day that the House of Representatives in the United States of America introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump, the president of the United States of America, for committing high crimes and misdemeanors. A big deal and lots to discuss."
On Wednesday, the Trump War Room sent out the following tweet: