Donald Trump's lawyer just released a statement in Comic Sans and Twitter is roasting him for it
Donald Trump has been staging a veritable thumb war ever since he was elected as the 45th President of the United States in 2016. I mean, there was the "covfefe" incident, wherein the former Apprentice star and billionaire property mogul took to his favourite social media to perplex the world with the now-infamous 7-character tweet.
And it hasn't ended there. Donald Trump's Twitter account has managed to alienate large swathes of people, including a considerable number of women, the LGBTQ community and many South American countries. And as such, last month, a former Twitter employee took it upon himself to shut down the US President's account. While it was only down for 11 minutes, it caused quite the hubbub on the application with people championing the then-unnamed employee as a defender of liberal values.
But now, it seems as if Trump's bizarre Twitter usage is catching on within his inner circle. After NSA Michael Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI in regards to his dealings with a Russian Ambassador, the President's attorney, Ty Cobb, was called in to issue a formal statement to defend his innocence. However, in an unforeseen twist which has completely diverted attention from the matter at hand, Cobb typed the entire statement in Comic Sans. And no, this is not a drill.
How do you detract from a collusion investigation? By getting your lawyer to issue a statement typed in the world's least-favourite font, it seems.
Bloomberg reporter, Sahil Kapur shared Ty Cobb's rather interesting statement on Twitter, and naturally, all hell broke loose.
"Today, Michael Flynn, a former National Security Advisor at the White House for 25 days during the Trump Administration, and a former Obama administration official, entered a guilty plea to a single count of making a false statement to the FBI.
"The False statements involved mirror the false statements to White House officials which resulted in his resignation in February of this year. Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn. The conclusion of this phase of the Special Counsel's work demonstrates again that the Special Counsel is moving with all deliberate speed and clears the way for a prompt and reasonable conclusion."
But, I mean, who even cares about the content of the statement when it's so offensive to look at? Take a gander at the eyesore below...
Now, whether you believe this was a clever political ploy to detract from the issue at hand, or just an ill-thought-out font choice, one thing is for sure, we need to be paying closer attention to what's actually happening in US government, instead of focusing on innocuous (but admittedly hilarious) incidents like this.