There was a little bit of news today, if you haven’t heard.
First off, Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to a variety of criminal charges, and admitted to making payouts to two women “in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office” in order to influence the election.
Not long after that news broke, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was found guilty of five charges of tax fraud, two charges of bank fraud, and one charge of “failing to file a foreign bank account.”
So that’s Trump’s own personal attorney, and the guy who was at one time in charge of his entire campaign, both found guilty of felonies on the same day, with Trump himself implicated by at least one of them. As we said, a little bit of news today.
A pattern quickly developed early in Trump’s campaign, and it has grown only more evident during his presidency. What’s bad for Trump is good for people who like to tell jokes on Twitter. Political comedy might be withering in late night and on cable network schedules, but the rapid fire pace and instant gratification of the internet keeps it running on all cylinders on Twitter. Sure, Jack Dorsey and his microblogging mistake might be messing up in glorious fashion when it comes to dealing with far right trolls and conspiracy mongers on its site, but it’s still the most useful way to exult over the prosecution or imprisonment of Trump’s criminal underlings.
Here are the best tweets about today’s news concerning Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort and Donald Trump, from some of the funniest writers and comedians who can still stomach Twitter.