Despite trying hard to get the Southwestern PA vote for Trump (where Fred Rogers is a damn hero), Trump campaign advisor and certified hack Mercedes Schlapp still thought this was what the kids call "a sick burn":
— Mercedes Schlapp (@mercedesschlapp) October 16, 2020
(Plus, she didn't know how to spell his name. In politics, these things matter!)
Well, Twitter responded, as Twitter does:
Mercedes Schlapp :
“The Biden Town hall is like Mr. Rodgers!”
Mr. Rogers :
“That’s not how you spell my name.” pic.twitter.com/sqQ16e38jb
— Gord Macey (@GordMacey) October 16, 2020
Bill Stepien: “Look, we absolutely have to win Pennsylvania, and western Pennsylvania in particular, if we’re going to have a shot at this thing. Can we somehow tie Joe Biden to a particularly reviled figure there?”
Mercedes Schlapp: “Just give me the ball, I’ve got this.” https://t.co/Wz0NaRW3Bb
— Andrew Exum (@ExumAM) October 16, 2020
The Trump team's attack on Mr. Rogers makes explicit what was already plainly obvious for many of us: We are in a mortal battle of good versus evil, and conservatives (Mercedes Schlapp's husband Matt is head of the American Conservative Union) are the evil.
— David Mullins (@pdavidmullinsjr) October 16, 2020
Why would Mercedes Schlapp call Joe Biden "Mr Rogers" when her man looks exactly like Donna Brazile placed in a pressure cooker without seasoning? pic.twitter.com/pvVJ0Zxd8D
— Covfefe Shecky Jones,King Of Shade👑aka BROLENE🌊 (@King_Of_Shade) October 16, 2020
Mercedes Schlapp comparing Biden to Mr. Rogers. What a mistake. EVERYONE except her and Satan would vote for Mr. Rogers over Trump, and I'm sure Biden would take the comparison as a high compliment. https://t.co/vnXi3cYNix
— Laurie O'Brien (@greenpeeps5) October 16, 2020
The Whole World:
Mercedes Schlapp: "Imma roll up on Mr. Rogers!"
*She stops the car*
Mr. Rogers: "I love you just the way you are, Mercedes."
*Mercedes pulls out her Glock*
The Whole World jumps Mercedes all at once.
The end. https://t.co/teFcOiNu9E
— Sensei Ryan (Once and Future) (@horridpoplyrics) October 16, 2020
In honor of Mercedes Sclapp comparing Joe Biden to Mr. Rogers, watch this moment from 1969 where Rogers let his feet soak in a kiddie pool alongside "Officer Clemmons," a Black man.
Black people were still being segregated from swimming pools, so this was a very powerful moment. pic.twitter.com/AjvUcLe5nG
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) October 16, 2020
Mercedes Schlapp may think Joe Biden is a 'Mr. Rogers' type, but Donald Trump is the one who lives in a kingdom of make-believe.
— (((Mark Campbell))) (@MrWordsWorth) October 16, 2020
Call me hopelessly old school, but I'm pro-Mister Rogers and anti-QAnon.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 16, 2020
Mercedes, let me explain. Normal people, the kind with actual souls (not you and Matt), love Mr. Rogers. They don't complain about him.
— Suburban Guerrilla Ω (@SusieMadrak) October 16, 2020