On Monday morning, India woke up to the second US Presidential debate. What was televised and what many happened to see live, was not surprising at all. There was Donald Trump, the Republican nominee and Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton up on the stage, doing their best to convince Americans to vote for them.
Though Trump apologised for his crass remarks about women, in a 2005 video, it was not surprising that he continued to say things that are not exactly expected from someone running for the president’s post.
In between rants of making “America great again”, Trump also talked about his proposed policy of a “Muslim ban”. He said “people are coming into our country like we have no idea who they are,” and termed immigration “the great Trojan horse of all time.”
His stand was soon to generate a Twitter reaction, with people calling Trump out for projecting such policies and stands throughout his campaign, and now at the debate. Further, Trump stated that Muslims must report when they see something is going on. “When they see hatred going on, they have to report it.” he added.
Soon after, a Muslim man decided to do exactly what he had asked — report when something was going on. And Moustafa Bayoumi, a writer and a professor at New York’s Brooklyn college won the Internet with his hilarious tweet! He said: “I’m a Muslim, and I would like to report a crazy man threatening a woman on a stage in Missouri. #debate”
The tweet set Twitter ringing soon after, with people lauding Bayoumi on Twitter, and calling his tweet the best tweet of the day.
I’m a Muslim, and I would like to report a crazy man threatening a woman on a stage in Missouri. #debate
— Moustafa Bayoumi (@BayoumiMoustafa) October 10, 2016
— Ryan Deiss (@ryandeiss) October 10, 2016
@BayoumiMoustafa thank you for adding a little levity to this train wreck
— Erin Kotecki Vest (@QueenofSpain) October 10, 2016
@BayoumiMoustafa omg you just won Twitter tonight:) Brilliant.
— Liz Tassey (@TassmanianD) October 10, 2016
— Ryan Graney (@RyanEGraney) October 10, 2016
— LaMonica (@LaMonica) October 10, 2016
— Ev (@EvelienNYC) October 10, 2016
— Robyn Faintich (@rfaintich) October 10, 2016
— Raving Doom (@RobinCook) October 10, 2016
@BayoumiMoustafa You, sir, may report to Customer Service to pick up the Internet you have won.
— Lex Alexander (@LexAlexander) October 10, 2016
Would you like some ice for that burn, Trump?