President Trump's speech on the final night of the Republican National Convention was entirely too much for a lot of people—Twitter lit up after the speech's closing with responses that ranged from enraged, to terrified, to disgusted—and many that were all three.
But perhaps no one was more undone by the moment than wholesome, good-natured, rarely political, always affable comedian Jim Gaffigan, who in a rare moment of straight-talking rage, absolutely unloaded his anti-Trump rage in an epic series of tweets.
But Gaffigan's tweets weren't just the usual venting—he took aim directly at Trump's legion of supporters.
Look Trumpers I get it. As a kid I was a cubs fan and I know you stick by your team no matter what but he's a trai… https://t.co/DEhOIdsEEa— Jim Gaffigan (@Jim Gaffigan) 1598587040.0
During his epic multi-tweet rant, which lasted for nearly an hour, Gaffigan took aim at everyone—from the hypocritical anti-"cancel culture" trolls who would inevitably tell him to shut up about politics and stick to jokes...
By the way you can't be against Cancel Culture and tell people to stay out of politics. You know that time you did… https://t.co/XBlf10QUvx— Jim Gaffigan (@Jim Gaffigan) 1598587100.0
...to any of his fellow comedians and entertainment professionals who might be thinking speaking out like Gaffigan did is "career suicide."
to those of you who think Im destroying my career wake up. if trump gets elected, the economy will never come back.— Jim Gaffigan (@Jim Gaffigan) 1598587260.0
Gaffigan even traded in his trademark wholesomeness to lob some pointedly word f-bombs at the President's enablers for their hypocrisy, like Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz, who gave a speech himself at the RNC last week that denigrated Joe Biden's devout Catholicism because he is pro-choice.
"Fu*k Lou Holtz. Biden is Catholic in name only? Compared to who?"
"How many abortions did trump pay for? How many women has he raped? How many times did pull the sh*t he did in Ukraine."
"Wake up. He's a crook and a con man."
He wrapped up his tweetstorm with a fiery call to action for every Trump voter about the insanity and hypocrisy inherent to the Trump movement.
Heading to bed but remember - If you want to sound crazy please tell me about THE DEEP STATE. - To sound stupid… https://t.co/e4t3FsLV1P— Jim Gaffigan (@Jim Gaffigan) 1598591354.0
Elsewhere on Twitter, people were shocked that the situation with Trump is so bad, it made even Jim Gaffigan crack.
"So, Craig, what will you remember most about Donald Trump's #RepublicanNationalConvention speech?" Jim Gaffigan telling Karen to f*ck off.— Craig Rozniecki (@Craig Rozniecki) 1598595269.0
Imagine the pressure building inside Jim Gaffigan for years.— Ken Jennings (@Ken Jennings) 1598596041.0
Kinda scared and kinda excited... Jim Gaffigan on Twitter right now: https://t.co/QEiTRgA1xa— WhitneyAsante (@WhitneyAsante) 1598590423.0
2020 made Jim Gaffigan use the F word. When will this maddness end https://t.co/iif5SYad62— Lost in Tweets (@Lost in Tweets) 1598590225.0
The night I became a huge Jim Gaffigan fan. https://t.co/t7cH9O8vah— Christopher Moore (@Christopher Moore) 1598587713.0
@JimGaffigan i liked the other jim gaffigan but i love this Jim Gaffigan— maddie corman (@maddie corman) 1598825275.0
I guess I'm off to buy some digital copies of Jim's comedy. Dude was veritable geyser of truth last night. https://t.co/mzowXez8Zq— Ryan "McLaffyTaffy" Capps (@Ryan "McLaffyTaffy" Capps) 1598646939.0
You know what it takes to make @JimGaffigan snap? This. All of this now. https://t.co/RxKAjf5D1p— Marty Riemer (@Marty Riemer) 1598623178.0
No word, of course, if Gaffigan got through to any Trump supporters.