Twitter took notice when CNN’s Brianna Keilar and Trump organization executive Michael Cohen had one of the most memorable exchanges in recent cable news memory on Wednesday after Cohen appeared confused his candidate’s standing in the polls, repeating, “Says who?”
“Well let me ask you about this — so you say it’s not a shake-up, but you guys are down,” Keilar said. “And it makes sense that there would…”
Cohen interrupted, “Says who?”
“Polls. Most of them. All of them,” a visibly confused Keilar replied, to which Cohen again asked, “Says who?”
“Polls. I just told you. I answered your question,” Keilar fired back, to which Cohen asked, “which polls?”
“All of them,” she responded.
Cohen answered, “OK, and your question is?”
CNN’s Dylan Byers wrote that this conversation “should be earmarked for inclusion in all books written about the crazy saga that is 2016.” Everyone from M. Night Shyamalan to brandon Twitter eggs had something to say about it.
Check out the video followed by some of the Twitter reaction.
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) August 17, 2016
Says who? https://t.co/Nny7i1ufLJ
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) August 18, 2016
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) August 18, 2016
New rule for fortune cookies: Add "says who" to the end. #SaysWho
— Daniel Brennan (@danielbrennan) August 18, 2016
My list of Best Responses to Says Who?, revised from childhood:
3. Says me. That's who.
2. Says your mutha.
1. Polls. All of them.
— YesBiscuit (@YesBiscuit) August 18, 2016
Walking around work today saying "And your question is?" and "Says who?" like a boss. Thanks, MC. pic.twitter.com/EGxkjU9LTx
— Lexi Mainland (@lexim) August 18, 2016
We've got like 3 more days of "Says who?" jokes, don't we? https://t.co/v7iaHAYAfi
— David Solimini (@CommsDirector) August 18, 2016
Says who? Just every presidential candidate since Nixon. https://t.co/cxeoznfdcq
— Andrew Turner (@refturner) August 18, 2016
— Paul Wontorek (@PaulWontorek) August 18, 2016
Funniest part of the Michael Cohen "Says who?" thing is that an atty shd know better than to ask a question if not prepared for the answer
— Stefanfreude (@stefandam) August 18, 2016
You're and idiot just like trump #SaysWho? Polls, all of them!
— Stone McShane (@Stonieman1) August 18, 2016
It seems "Says who?" could be a pretty nifty hook for a sweeping think piece.
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) August 18, 2016
That is the funniest routine. Comedy gold. #SaysWho
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) August 18, 2016