‘Daily Show’ Exposes GOP Hypocrisy With Mishandled Classified Info Tweets

“The Daily Show” fired off 14 epic tweets on Monday night that totally called out Republicans who criticized Democrats for how they handled classified information. 

Each were quote tweets of prominent GOP figures’ earlier posts, and were accompanied by one all-caps word. When the single words were combined in a single sentence, they read:

“How many times will we find Republicans criticizing the exact thing Trump is doing?”

This is in response to the explosive Washington Post piece that broke earlier on Monday, claiming that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats in their Oval Office meeting last week, particularly about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

To make matters worse, a U.S. official familiar with the matter told the paper that Trump “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.”

The tweet storm by “The Daily Show” began with a Trump tweet from July, in which he called Hillary Clinton “careless” in her handling of “very sensitive, highly classified information.” He is, of course, referring to Clinton’s emails, but the irony of the tweet being resurrected now is … *chef kiss*.

That irony only continues in the following 13 tweets, which include a 2016 tweet from House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), where he says individuals who are “extremely careless” with classified information should be “denied” further access to it. There’s also a 2016 tweet from the same week from White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, who notes what happens to those who mishandle classified information (prison, fines, etc.), and one from Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who suggested Hillary Clinton be prosecuted for her mishandling of classified documents. 

White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s inclusion in the last tweet in the thread is particularly cringe-inducing:

So, with just these 14 instances of GOP figures hypocritically calling out Democrats, we reiterate the question posed by “The Daily Show”: How many times will we find Republicans criticizing the exact thing Trump is doing?

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