It takes a special kind of stupid to put out a tweet like this one after a hometown girl wins gold for your country. Politicians didn't used to be this dumb, did they?
Source: AZ Central
Just hours after Arizona gymnast Jade Carey won a gold medal for her sensational performance on the floor, Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake took to Twitter to take a shot at America’s Olympic athletes.
“Am I the only one who hasn't watched ANY of the Olympics?” the Republican candidate for governor tweeted on Monday morning. “How did we end up with athletes who hate our country representing it in competition and in very public displays of disrespect to the U.S.A.?”
Pity that Lake hasn’t been able to bring herself to watch any of the Olympics.
If she had, she might have seen Carey, a 21-year-old gymnast from Phoenix who made a devastating error in the vault finals yet came back 24 hours later and showed the world what resilience and determination looks like as she tumbled and flipped and soared her way to gold on Monday.
Am I the only one who hasn't watched ANY of the Olympics?
How did we end up with athletes who hate our country representing it in competition and in very public displays of disrespect to the U.S.A.? https://t.co/BcRr1qVZaS
— Kari Lake for AZ Governor (@KariLake) August 2, 2021
Lake was slagged on Twitter, of course.
I’m so glad to see you are celebrating the Arizonans who have won medals! People with that kind of AZ pride should be gov!! 🙄🙄🙄
— Elissa Scannell (@ElissaScannell) August 2, 2021
How did we end up with politicians who disrespect Arizona athletes?
— Tom Zoellner (@tomzoellner) August 2, 2021
An argument could be made that people who attempted to overthrow the government because a celebrity game show host told them to are the people who actually hate out country.
— Philosoraptor (@Autolykos_84) August 2, 2021