Right now there’s a battle being waged over the future of the Republican party. While Donald Trump tries to win the presidency by running on a campaign of “real Americans” versus immigrants/Muslims/women/everyone-who-is-not-a-rich-straight-white-dude, fellow Republican Jeb “Please Clap” Bush is calling for us all to remember the “inclusive legacy” of the Republicans.
As if that wasn’t enough to make us collectively eye roll so hard we’d throw off the Earth’s rotation, the Speaker of the House/Trump Hater/Trump Supporter Paul Ryan unknowingly entered the fray by Instagramming a pic of Capitol Hill interns:
Twitter was quick to Inigo Montoya the GOP about their definition of “inclusive.”
That picture of Paul Ryan with the GOP interns is so white that I had to put on sunglasses to look directly at it. #GOPSoWhite— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) July 17, 2016
The Paul Ryan "Capitol Hill Interns" Selfie looks like a scene from The Wolf of Wall Street - only less diverse. pic.twitter.com/5lBuxzrcyR— dan barker (@danbarker) July 17, 2016
"Alright, everyone ready? 3… 2… 1… ALL LIVES MATTER!" 📸 https://t.co/LGc5WYUUcx— Brian Orce (@jimnobu) July 17, 2016
This Paul Ryan selfie is startling. pic.twitter.com/ownAeJEMtO— Bae Talese (@elongreen) July 17, 2016
Finding a POC in this image is like playing Where's Waldo. I did manage to find one tho.— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) July 17, 2016
Howling! I love Paul Ryan's new selfie with young republican interns. pic.twitter.com/D15kcsjC5T— Fernando Fonseca (@ffernie) July 17, 2016
Of course it is worth noting, these interns are not specifically GOP interns. But during an election season where their frontrunner has been blasé about winning the support of hate groups, and repeatedly invoked racist imagery and messaging, this Instagram post from one of the Party’s leaders is astoundingly tone-deaf. This pic is basically the GOP equivalent of:
Kristy Puchko can’t even sometimes.