By Annie Lane
While Mike Pence decided to recognize Black History Month by honoring a white man, Donald Trump was busy vaguely listing the few black people he’s heard of throughout his 70-plus years of ignorant life in a zero-hearted attempt to care about anyone other than himself.
One such man was Frederick Douglass, the ex-slave turned abolitionist, author, suffragist, editor and diplomat. Here’s what Trump said:
“Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.”
The one thing Trump didn’t notice? Douglass died in 1895. For anyone counting, that’s a 122 years ago. But Douglass apparently didn’t let the the teeny, tiny inconvenience of his death get in the way of him opening up a Twitter account Thursday. He used it to troll Trump — who, as Stephen Colbert so aptly put it, is “another prominent person of color.”
The Twitter account has since been removed — which one user referred to as a “high-tech lynching” — but the alleged tweets are below. The spirit of Douglass is being kept alive on Twitter by the hashtag #realfrederickdouglass.
US Uncut contacted Twitter to ask why the satire account was taken down so quickly, but have yet to hear back.