Bryan ClarkFormer Managing Editor, TNW
Bryan is a freelance journalist. Bryan is a freelance journalist.
If you managed to catch the BBC’s highly-acclaimed nature tour-de-force, you were probably smitten by the narration as much as the imagery. Richard Kiley, Sir David Attenborough and Sigourney Weaver (US version) were all excellent choices to explain the stunning imagery and magic infolding in front of our very eyes.
Now close your eyes and imagine President-elect Donald Trump doing the narration. Or, even better, go to Twitter and check out the #TrumpNarratesPlanetEarth hashtag — but only if you’re reading the tweets in his voice. Here are a few of my favorites:
People are saying this is a giraffe. Many people, reliable people. The best minds.
Very bigly.#TrumpNarratesPlanetEarth pic.twitter.com/wfFr9oyll3
— Johnny Dangerously (@Enjoneer01) November 15, 2016
Ice Caps melting because they don't have a backbone and can't take the heat. SAD! #TrumpNarratesPlanetEarth
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) November 15, 2016
That Mother Earth. She's a nasty woman.
— Henry Chinaski (@jfredrick99) November 15, 2016
This polar bear is thin because it can't hunt. It's a loser. Low energy. Climate change a hoax! #TrumpNarratesPlanetEarth @HuffPostComedy
— Richard Jeter (@MilesToGo13) November 15, 2016
The hashtag, started by HuffPost Comedy, seems to have struck a nerve. It’s now trending throughout the United States, owing much of its popularity to the President-elect’s environmental policy shortcomings. After announcing his transition team, the internet was left in a state of shock after Trump appointed a noted climate change contrarian to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
In just over an hour, the hashtag went viral, and is now trending throughout the United States.
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