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Leftist Writer: Obama Is America’s Daddy, Trump Is Stepfather Raping The Country

On Monday, a writer whose leftist credentials are impeccable, issued one of the most hilariously ill-considered tweets of the recent past, likening Barack Obama to America’s father, President Trump to the stepfather who would rape the country, and the media to the compliant mother enabling Trump:

Virginia Heffernan has worked as a staff writer for The New York Times, a TV critic for Slate, where she hosts its “Trumpcast” podcast, and a fact-checker for The New Yorker.

Heffernan’s tweet elicited some pointed comments: