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Paul Ryan Wins Twitter Outrage For Clueless Selfie

By Kristy Puchko | Politics | July 18, 2016 |

By Kristy Puchko | Politics | July 18, 2016 |

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:

I think this sets a record for the most number of #CapitolHill interns in a single selfie. #SpeakerSelfie.

A photo posted by Speaker Paul Ryan (@speakerryan) on

Twitter was quick to Inigo Montoya the GOP about their definition of “inclusive.”

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.