President Donald Trump’s most fervent supporters clapped back with fury Friday after Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson tried to mock the president by posting a “homophobic” joke to Twitter about his birthday celebrations.
“Must have been a party at The White House, Mitch, Paul, Rudy & others were spotted wearing knee pads & carrying these lined up outside. Happy Birthday,” Jackson wrote early Friday morning, hours after the culmination of Trump’s June 14 birthday.
His tweet insinuated to many that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and the president’s attorney Rudy Giuliani had provided the president with oral sex for his birthday:
Must have been a party at The White House, Mitch, Paul, Rudy & others were spotted wearing knee pads & carrying these lined up outside. Happy Birthday🤡💩 pic.twitter.com/VzTokZoUjg
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) June 15, 2018
Twitter users promptly pounced on Jackson afterward for his “homophobia.” In America’s politically correct environment, mocking someone by accusing them of partaking in activities associated with homosexuals counts as “homophobia.” Late night host Jimmy Kimmel learned this lesson the hard way months earlier.
Note the responses below to Jackson’s tweet:
Black celebrities are allowed to make homophobic jokes. Seriously did this guy even graduate high school or a drop out? Forgive him.
— MillennialCatesmith 🇺🇸👍🏿👍🏿💄💄 (@smithoverthere) June 16, 2018
Homophobia is so cool when someone on the left targets someone on the right. Hypocrites.
— K Hansen (@DrEvil63) June 16, 2018
— Kaiser Angepöpö (@KaiserDad) June 16, 2018
I guess gay slurs and homophobic humor is back in vogue???
Being liberal means never having to say you are sorry…
— Kevin Fortier (@ksfortier) June 15, 2018
They had a point, especially given the following tweet Jackson himself posted two years ago:
I hate the word homophobia. It's not a phobia. You are not scared. You are an asshole.
— Samuel L Jackson (@SamuelLJaackson) January 1, 2016
If engaging in “homophobic” behavior makes one “an asshole,” what does Jackson’s “homophobic” joke about Trump make him?
Others responded to the actor’s tweet by reminding him of his ties to accused sexual abuser Harvey Weinstein and also mocking his acting skills.
— Chinelle (@ChinelleU) June 15, 2018
SAM so what does HARVEY taste like? vanilla or sour cream? U had a lot of acting roles?
— CINDYLOU (@thnder333) June 15, 2018
Is that how you get parts in movies?
It’s definitely not your acting skills…
— 🏴𝓟𝓲𝓻𝓪𝓽𝓮🐻𝓚𝓲𝓷𝓰🏴 (@AlPirateKing) June 15, 2018
The premise of their equally “homophobic” jokes was that perhaps Jackson acquired quality roles as an actor by providing oral sex to Weinstein, who had been a Hollywood power player prior to his fall from grace last year.
The rest of the responses to Jackson’s tweet were from leftists seething with joy over the actor’s willingness to take such a shameless potshot at their shared arch-nemesis, the president of the United States.
You win Mr. Jackson. pic.twitter.com/oT5k8BHwHm
— C.T. (@Iservedrinks) June 15, 2018
— CJ (@hrshygrl00) June 15, 2018
— Thunder Roj (@Rogergovan) June 15, 2018
While immaturity is commonplace on Twitter, leftist excel at taking it to its maximum level.
Jackson has been feuding with Trump since at least early 2016, when he suggested in an interview that he was a better golfer than the then-GOP presidential candidate. Trump responded shortly thereafter by dropping the following tweet:
I don’t know @SamuelLJackson, to best of my knowledge haven't played golf w/him & think he does too many TV commercials—boring. Not a fan.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2016
Jackson then retorted by posting a copy of a bill that he had received from one of Trump’s clubs but later deleted it after he realized the bill showed his home address.
He never really explained though how receiving a bill from a business owned by Trump proved that he personally knew Trump. Nor is it likely he’ll take the time to explain why he just used a “homophobic” joke to attack the president …