Just when you thought the 2016 election could not get any more bizarre, the Green Party’s nominee for president, Dr. Jill Stein, appeared to offer a tacit endorsement of GOP nominee Donald Trump over rival Hillary Clinton.
…to the befuddlement of liberals everywhere.
Pointing to Russia, Stein posted a comment on Twitter Friday saying the Democratic nominee’s foreign policy is “much scarier” that Trump’s:
Hillary Clinton's foreign policy is much scarier than Donald Trump's, who does not want to go to war with Russia. #PeaceOffensive
— Dr. Jill Stein? (@DrJillStein) October 14, 2016
Here’s the reaction from members of the media and other noted liberals, courtesy of Twitchy.com:
This may actually be the most insane statement of the entire campaign season. https://t.co/Jm5DDT9E6Y
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) October 15, 2016
Jill Stein is tacitly endorsing Donald Trump, you guys! https://t.co/t0bD3FpDhx
— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) October 15, 2016
— Casey Michel (@cjcmichel) October 14, 2016
“Trump may be a bigot but at least he’s a tool of Russian foreign policy” is a fun new Left take of this fall.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) October 15, 2016
I know people say protest votes are a waste, but I’ve decided 20% of my vote for Clinton is a protest against this: https://t.co/xOh81ffjRL
— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) October 15, 2016
Of course, the regular folks were, shall we say a little more direct? with their criticism of Stein… here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@DrJillStein are you fucking kidding?
— Ben Winegard (@BenWinegard) October 14, 2016
@DrJillStein I know you prefer Trump to Hillary but please give it a rest – you’re just making yourself a laughing stock?
— (((AJ))) (@Lad87Red) October 14, 2016
(Photo: Courtesy of the Stein campaign/Lisa Abitbol)
@DrJillStein you are proof they’ll give doctors degrees to anyone these days.
— JLynn (@J_L1212) October 15, 2016
@DrJillStein somewhere in Brooklyn a co-op is missing its volunteer checkout lady
— David Adjmi (@dadjmi) October 14, 2016
@DrJillStein you give Greens a bad name
— Robb Albright (@robb_albright) October 15, 2016
@DrJillStein Delete your candidacy. And then your account.
— (((David Sugerman))) (@DavidSug) October 14, 2016
@DrJillStein you come out of the woodwork every four years and do nothing in between and we’re supposed to take you seriously? Please.
— Bill Binan (@whitepants) October 15, 2016
@DrJillStein You are an incredibly embarrassing Green Party candidate. All you do is try to be provocative for attention, like Trump. Stop.
— Jake S. (@matzamafia) October 15, 2016
@DrJillStein This statement is so irresponsible as to be entirely disqualifying. Shame on you.
— David Ulin (@davidulin) October 15, 2016
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