30 Best #TrumpBookReport Responses – Twitter Case Study


When Politics Meets Book Nerds, and Hilarity Ensues

Three of my favorite things came together last night with the third (and final) presidential debate:

Politics, literature, and social media.

Of all of the politically-charged Twitter memes to come out of last night’s debate, I was surprised and pleased to awaken this morning to #TrumpBookReport, a series of Tweets that simply imagine how Donald Trump would report on various classic works.

You guys – this is what Twitter was made for – rapid response snark by clever nerds.

Antonio French

The meme was started, seemingly accidentally, by Antonio French, who is running for Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri, who posted this:

What began with his simple (yet clever) observation during last night’s debate soon became the # 2 trending topic on Twitter, a position it held not just late last night but also into this morning.

The meme was covered by media including The Huffington Post, Vogue, and Mashable, as well as featured on the morning television show “The View.”

Beyond the fleeting entertainment offered by the hashtag, its lasting legacy may very well be the making of Mr. French’s political career, as he is far more famous today than he was yesterday, having received widespread positive national press.

In case you missed it, here are 30 of the best responses to #TrumpBookReport, curated for posterity:

1. Where’s Waldo?

2. For Whom the Bell Tolls

3. Lolita

4. The Fault in Our Stars

5. The Bible

6. To Kill a Mockingbird

7. The Chronicles of Narnia

8. Lord of the Flies

9. The Fellowship of the Ring

10. The Great Gatsby

11. MacBeth

12. The Scarlett Letter

13. The Illiad

14. Oedipus Rex

15. Harry Potter series

16. Moby Dick

17. Alice in Wonderland

18. Fight Club

19. The Diary of Anne Frank

20. The Hunger Games

21. Wuthering Heights

22. Death of a Salesman

23. Game of Thrones

24. The Catcher in the Rye

25. The Bridges of Madison County

26. Of Mice and Men

27. Lord of the Flies

28. Where the Sidewalk Ends

29. Gone Girl

30. The Wizard of Oz

Did I miss any of your favorites?

Any that you would add?


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