Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling basically lives to make fun of President Donald Trump on Twitter, and recently mocked him harshly by laughing uproariously at his claim that he was an expert writer (I almost laughed just typing that).
So it was no surprise when, on Tuesday, Rowling took to Twitter to troll Trump with a quote from Lewis Carroll’s 1871 novel, Through The Looking-Glass.
She compared a tweet of Trump’s to a line from one of the book’s confusing characters, Tweedledee.
‘Contrariwise,’ continued Tweedledee, ‘if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.’
Lewis Carroll, ‘Through the Looking Glass’ pic.twitter.com/EedPNjjn7r
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 31, 2018
Trump had tweeted a contradictory statement about how collusion wasn’t a crime, but he wasn’t guilty of it anyway, and the only people guilty of this not-crime were Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. Wait, what?
In response, Rowling quoted the 19th century Carroll by writing, “‘Contrariwise,’ continued Tweedledee, ‘if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.'”
Of course, people on Twitter loved this burn.
As always, well done, Ms. Rowling!
h/t Huffington Post