Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress drew plenty of incredulous reactions, both from Democrats and social media.
But what might be the best came from the Twitter account for a Netflix superhero show steeped in feminist themes.
Up until Tuesday night, the “Jessica Jones” Twitter account has mostly tweeted jokes at fans and responses to the accounts for other Marvel Entertainment shows on Netflix, like @MarvelIronFist and @DareDevil. But during Trump’s address to Congress, @JessicaJones tweeted the message below — seemingly unprovoked.
Sorry, I can't hear what you're saying over all the stupidity coming out of your mouth.
— Jessica Jones (@JessicaJones) March 1, 2017
Trump’s speech kicked off at a little after 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET, which put the @JessicaJones tweet right in the middle of it.
It’s hard to say what exactly what the “Jessica Jones” account might have been referencing in Trump’s speech. It covered a lot of ground, ranging from crime and education, to health care and immigration. Trump made reference to several of his campaign promises, like deregulating business. He also mentioned working with — “not against” — law enforcement, a reference to his past criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement and similar pushes for more accountability in policing. Given how “Jessica Jones” deals with its villain and its link to “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” could be a fair bet this was the bit the tweet was aiming at.
Trump also talked about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. He also said that “education is the Civil Rights issue of our time,” before discussing a voucher-like plan to allow students to use federal funds to attend magnet, charter and religious schools.
And Trump outlined a new office in the Department of Homeland Security called Voices Of Immigration Crime Engagement, or VOICE, an office that is specifically aimed at cataloging crimes committed by illegal immigrants. In light of Trump’s ban on travelers from seven majority Muslim countries, increased Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids, and his proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, the office seems likely to help provide more evidence that a tougher immigration stance is good for America.
So far, the facts haven’t aligned with Trump on immigration, as studies have shown illegal immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than U.S. citizens. Democrats audibly groaned when Trump announced VOICE.
Which part of Trump’s address did “Jessica Jones” think was stupid? Or was it all of it? Feel free to speculate in the comments.