After Tuesday night's Democratic primary debates, all of the candidates headed to the spin room, where reporters asked follow up questions about their performance during the evening.
One candidate, self-help guru Marianne Williamson (currently polling at less than 1%), was lobbed a soft-ball question by child reporter Jeffrey Kraft:
"Do you have a pet?"
Her answer was truly memorable.
Umm...I guess Williamson should get some points for blunt, brutal honesty?
@PhilipinDC @daveweigel @marwilliamson Wait, what?— Paul (@Paul) 1564552825.0
@PhilipinDC @peterjhasson @marwilliamson She’s not afraid to share hard truths about life and death. The leader we need.— Pete Valdez (@Pete Valdez) 1564550621.0
@PhilipinDC @daveweigel @marwilliamson Maybe “no” or “not at the moment” would have sufficed. 🤦♂️— Rap Bastardz 🌊 (@Rap Bastardz 🌊) 1564552443.0
Could this have been her attempt at a teachable moment?
@PhilipinDC @michaelmalice @marwilliamson The cat is America. She was teaching through allegory.— Fred Forever (@Fred Forever) 1564550135.0
Marianne Williamson's cat ≠ Schrödinger's cat https://t.co/X2EVqahY9t— Dominic Chu (@Dominic Chu) 1564571515.0
Like many things Williamson has said, many people weren't sure whether it was wise or just a bit insane.
@PhilipinDC tfw Marianne Williamson brutally introduces you to the concept of loss and mortality but you also appre… https://t.co/JRBh32wCaW— Brendel (@Brendel) 1564552489.0
At least she didn't hold the truth back from the child.
@PhilipinDC @yashar @marwilliamson "She tells it like it is"— Paul Telfer (@Paul Telfer) 1564552646.0
@PhilipinDC @ClaraJeffery @marwilliamson She told the truth. What's the problem?— 🎶KBellaBrownK🎶 (@🎶KBellaBrownK🎶) 1564558220.0
@PhilipinDC @marwilliamson https://t.co/Azmfcb4XJr— Ms. Waffles🦉🌱 (@Ms. Waffles🦉🌱) 1564550647.0
There is a distinct energy to Williamson's answer.
Marianne Williamson has that C.L.E. Cat Lady Energy. https://t.co/SF9niZ1d5M— Kiki Intarasuwan (@Kiki Intarasuwan) 1564569285.0
There’s a follow-up question. Young reporter: “If you become President, what animal will become the White House’s… https://t.co/gGmONT6QFP— Philip Crowther (@Philip Crowther) 1564577920.0
Jeffrey Kraft was left at something of a loss for words by Williamson's answer.
Jeffrey responds: “I didn’t know what to say.” https://t.co/EuSCU1omWp— Philip Crowther (@Philip Crowther) 1564605429.0
The big unanswered question: how did the cat die?
@PhilipinDC @michaelmalice @marwilliamson The cat died from a dark psychic force— Courtney Holland 🇺🇸 (@Courtney Holland 🇺🇸) 1564550068.0
@PhilipinDC @marwilliamson She thinks Trump's aura killed it.— Kurt Reyes ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Kurt Reyes ⭐️⭐️⭐️) 1564550298.0
@PhilipinDC @marwilliamson Mom said she was sleeping She lied, she lied— Bertrand Russell Terrier (@Bertrand Russell Terrier) 1564554301.0
Williamson will never sacrifice her honesty, even if it means scarring every child in the United States.
@PhilipinDC @SamValley @marwilliamson https://t.co/vyuKXdVMDv— The Ugly American (@The Ugly American) 1564551277.0
@PhilipinDC @marwilliamson What a nut job— Dallas stone (@Dallas stone) 1564578478.0
Perhaps it's time every candidate was asked this question by a child so we could see whether all of them are a bit unhinged, or whether that's just Marianne Williamson.
@PhilipinDC @marwilliamson Wish more reporters would ask that question— Sean O'Casey (@Sean O'Casey) 1564566669.0