Trump's ONLY Twitter 'like' for HBO's 'Insecure' post leaves star Issa Rae shocked: 'What the f**k is this?'
The Internet was abuzz speculating whether the president's account had liked the post mistakenly or he was an admirer
'Insecure' star Issa Rae was quite shocked to discover that President Donald Trump had liked a tweet about her hit HBO show - which many pointed out could mean that the POTUS watches her show. What left many social media users perplexed was that this was the president's one and only "like" on Twitter.
The fact that Trump had liked the tweet was first pointed out by a Twitter user who tagged both Rae as well as her costar Natasha Rothwell, after taking a screenshot of the president's 'Likes' tab, which included the GIF with an 'Insecure' reference saying, "This is how I wanted tonight's episode of Insecure to end... Damn Molly." An accompanying caption to the screenshot by the user read, "Holy s**t. Donald Trump watches Insecure?!?!?!"
Rae, who also co-created the show, replied to the tweet, saying in the comment section, "What the f**k is this." It was not clear if the liking of the tweet was an accident or done on purpose. Comedian Kumail Nanjiani also joked about the surprising piece of information, writing, "Well I found one thing I have in common with [Trump]: We’re both big fans of Issa Rae.” In response, Rae tweeted a GIF that said, “Don’t say that. Shhh. Shh!”
The fact that the president liked the 'Insecure' tweet sparked off a debate on social media as to whether the POTUS was actively watching the show while the rest of the country was out protesting the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, after the latter knelt on the former's neck for more than eight minutes.
"Covid45 really liked the tweet. The only one he’s ever liked. I have no idea what to even think. 2020 is becoming too much. This is confusing," one user wrote, while another said, "So Trump is just in his bunker watching Insecure while we all out here fighting for human rights???” A third wrote, "The revelation that Trump watches Insecure is so mind-shattering." A fourth quipped, "I don’t know how to process this.”
The POTUS has been under scrutiny after protests broke out all over the country over Floyd's death. Although the demonstrations were initially peaceful, they soon turned violent, with a small group of people taking to looting local businesses, setting fire to police stations, and vandalizing heritage monuments. Trump's tweets in the midst of the chaos, calling protesters, "thugs" and spouting slogans like "when looting starts, shooting starts" aggravated an already bad situation. This was followed by him spending nearly an hour in an emergency bunker when protests broke out outside the White House.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed Trump in a new interview published Saturday, June 6, calling him "such a failure across the board" as she discussed his "inadequate" handling of the current situation, including the coronavirus response and George Floyd protests. She denounced Trump and his supporters, stating that the Republican leader attempts to "keep the attention on himself" instead of addressing problems heads on.
"It is a mystery why anybody with a beating heart and a working mind still supports him,” she said. "If it’s about a terrible pandemic with an unprecedented virus, he tries to ignore it, tries to keep the attention on himself. Then when it becomes impossible to do that, he tries to seize the moment and turn it into a daily rally, like he loves to do. And then when it becomes impossible to ignore, he tries to change the subject, he tries to withdraw from the spotlight so he can come up with some other diversion and distraction for the body politic and the press.”