Clarke, obviously taking a swipe at the series of sports players who have spurned invitations from Trump to visit the White House, is suggesting that Justify, the horse, should be invited because it is not a liberal but, in fact, a horse. The tweet was met with widespread mockery on the platform, uniting commentators from the right and left in disdain for the cable news cowboy.
.@realDonaldTrump should invite JUSTIFY to the White House lawn for winning the Triple Crown.— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) June 10, 2018
Justify is a WINNER like Trump who could care less about leftist identity politics.#MAGA pic.twitter.com/dXA365qx6X
Actually horses are very into identity politics. It’s like you didn’t even *ask* him. Go right to the source, and ask the horse. He’ll give a political answer of course. And this one’ll talk ’til his voice is hoarse. His name is … uh, Justify. https://t.co/IBJF3mMwuC — Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) June 10, 2018
I agree with Sheriff Clarke but I’ll do him one better: I think JUSTIFY should be the new Attorney General because unlike old, small, time-traveling 19th-century ultrabigot Jeff Sessions he knows how to WIN. https://t.co/V81aiGk8eg — David Roth (@david_j_roth) June 10, 2018
This doesn’t at all sound mentally unstable. I’d say he’s making a Caligula joke, but there’s no way Clarke knows enough history to get there. https://t.co/iebHurLQ6x — Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) June 10, 2018
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