President Donald Trump has done some headline-making things on Twitter, but on Sunday night, he left fans and critics stumped after he liked someone else’s tweet for the first time. As a new episode of Issa Rae’s HBO show, “Insecure”, aired, Trump liked a tweet that read, “This is how I wanted tonight’s episode of ‘Insecure’ to end…Damn Molly.”
The tweet featured a GIF of two characters from “The Color Purple” sitting in a field of flowers, playing a clapping game.
This is how I wanted tonight's episode of insecure to end…Damn Molly pic.twitter.com/iYnLmPCPYk
— Black Lives Matter (@shiningheaux) June 8, 2020
“Insecure” fans immediately took notice of the strange like, and posted reactions.
Why did Trump like this ? pic.twitter.com/pXQYUT5dbT
— Jarred (@_okjarred) June 8, 2020
DAMN MOLLY! pic.twitter.com/gTB6pkfRQr
— 🥄 Angela Altman – Askewed Views (@altman_angela) June 8, 2020
What if Trumps burner was found and it was all tweets about Insecure
— Lalo Fan. (@shirts0) June 8, 2020
why is trump here pic.twitter.com/PTQ37LBdNU
— ora| blm (@inmyheadora) June 8, 2020
No one was more confused than “Insecure” star and creator Issa Rae. After one fan brought the Trump’s like to her attention, Rae replied, “What the f**k is this.”
Rae’s “Lovebirds” co-star, Kumail Nanjiani, also tweeted, “Well I found one thing I have in common with him: we’re both big fans of @IssaRae.”
Rae replied to Nanjiani’s tweeting, “Kumail,” with a GIF of a woman saying, “Sh shh! Don’t say that.”
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) June 8, 2020
It has been several weeks of amplified racial tension in America following George Floyd‘s death. Floyd was a 46-year-old black man who died after a police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. His death has inspired protests against police brutality and racial injustice across the country.
Trump has responded to the protests by issuing military troops to certain cities. Several stars, including Taylor Swift,Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Drew Brees have publicly called out Trump for his response to recent events.