Trump said his healthcare plan will be ‘beautiful.’ Twitter’s response is PRICELESS.

On Thursday, President Trump tweeted out a defense of his healthcare bill, insisting it would be a “beautiful picture.” Twitter got creative in its response.

The tweet’s timing was particularly noteworthy, as the American Health Care Act — also referred to as Trumpcare — has been besieged by several Republican senators to make its passage virtually impossible. Trump insisted that the media was lying, and that he was building a consensus among lawmakers.

Of course, political observers on Twitter, including at least one member of the U.S. Senate, have joined in on the fun, sending in “beautiful pictures” of their own that they feel more aptly describes the picture of Trumpcare. Artist Mike Denison sent Trump several images of his own, one of which was a homemade drawing of leading figures in the Trump administration as characters in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, and another hand drawing of Russian President Vladimir Putin sitting with the Trump inner circle recast as The Golden Girls.

However, the responses were also somewhat macabre, with many sending President Trump images of grave sites, implying that many Americans would die if Trumpcare was signed into law. The images, while dark, are not inaccurate. Harvard Medical School lecturers David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler both wrote that should Trumpcare be successful in repealing the Medicaid expansion provision of Obamacare, 11 million people would lose healthcare coverage, and as many as 43,000 more Americans would die every year.

Others used classic works of disturbing art to illustrate their impression of Trumpcare, in response to Trump’s original tweet. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) tweeted a picture of Edvard Munch’s The Scream. TV writer Jess Dweck sent Trump the iconic image from Planet of the Apes, in which the Statue of Liberty is destroyed:

However, one of the responses was a truly beautiful picture. Greenpeace’s Travis Nichols responded simply with a GIF image of Greenpeace activists dropping a massive banner from a crane that read “RESIST” in Washington, DC.

 

Tom Cahill is a writer for the Resistance Report based in the Pacific Northwest. He specializes in coverage of political, economic, and environmental news. You can contact him via email at [email protected], or follow him on Facebook.