Hilarious Tweet Compares the Republicans to 'Suicide Squad'

August 3rd 2016

Danielle DeCourcey

A tweet comparing the presidential race to the new movie "Suicide Squad" has been retweeted thousands of times for its insightful commentary.

Journalist Mark Harris compared Speaker Paul Ryan's mixed messages about Republican nominee Donald Trump to a movie goer's decision to see the poorly reviewed "Suicide Squad" film.

Harris' tweet compares Ryan's reticent endorsement of Trump, a Republican nominee he dislikes, to seeing a bad movie out of principle.

"Suicide Squad" premieres nationally on Friday and it's received almost exclusively negative reviews — including this review from The New York Times and negative ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. However, fans of the DC Comics characters have said they're going to see it anyway, even starting a petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes for distributing the bad reviews, according to the Independent.

Despite the poor reception with critics, the movie is still expected to to be a box office smash and make an estimated $125 million to $140 million this weekend, according to Variety.

DC Comics fans and the Speaker of the House have something in common.

In theory, Ryan should be a fan of the Republican nominee because he's a party leader.

However, on June 2, 2016 Ryan publicly endorsed Trump and five days later he called Trump's comments about a Mexican judge the "textbook definition of racist."

Trump said that Mexican-American U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel should not preside over a law suit against him because Trump wants to build a massive border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

This week, Trump declined to endorse Ryan for his own race in Wisconsin, likely in retaliation for the public criticisms Ryan has made of him.

Ryan has also repeatedly condemned Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric, including voicing his distaste for Trump's proposed Muslim immigration ban and rebuking a recent public fight with a Muslim Gold Star family.


After Khizr Khan, the father of Army Capt. Humayan Khan, spoke out against Trump's anti-Muslims rhetoric at the Democratic National Convention, Trump implied that Capt. Kahn's mother, Ghazala Khan, didn't speak because Islam prevented it. He said she "had nothing to say" or "wasn't allowed to have anything to say."

On Monday, without naming Trump, Ryan told a group of Republican donors that they were in a "fight for the soul of the Republican Party," according to the Washington Post.

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday at a press conference that Trump is "woefully unprepared" to be president, and that Republicans should pull their endorsement because of his comments about the Khan family.

"What does this say about your party that this is your standard bearer?" he said. "This isn't a situation where you have an episodic gaffe. This is daily and weekly where they are distancing themselves from statements he's making. There has to be a point at which you say, 'This is not somebody I can support for president of the United States, even if he purports to be a member of my party.'"

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