Between 6:55 a.m and 8:14 a.m ET on Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump sent out five tweets.
Four of the tweets dealt with the typical stuff, like tax returns, the auto industry, CEOs, “FAKE NEWS” and the like. But one tweet stood out among the rest. That tweet was about Snoop Dogg.
He sent a few more tweets out afterward. Like this:
And like that:
And like this:
And, uh ― then it went silent for a while.
But exactly 40 minutes after the president posted his final tweet, the official POTUS Twitter account literally copied, pasted and published the same exact Snoop Dogg tweet.
For those wondering, exactly 1 hour and 52 minutes passed between the time of the two Snoop Dogg tweets in question. That means that the president ― nay, the leader of the free world! ― likely spent almost two hours of his day thinking about the rapper, instead of, say, the millions of people who stand to lose their health care under a newly proposed Republican plan.
What did Snoop Dogg do to warrant such antipathy? He released a music video in which he shoots a prop gun with a flag that says “BANG” at a clown who looks a whole lot like President Trump.
Uh, yeah, believe it or not, that’s it. That’s the whole story, and that’s why the president believes Snoop Dogg might be headed to jail in an alternative world in which the president is still Barack Obama.
This is not the rap beef we want. Is it the rap beef we deserve? No. No one deserves this.