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Things We Saw Today: Several Boats Sink During Trump Boat Parade in Texas

Sinking ships to own the libs.

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At least 4 boats sank today during a Trump Boat Parade on Lake Travis, near Austin, Texas. Several boats sent distress calls, and so far no injuries have been reported. The event was organized on Facebook, under the name “Lake Travis Trump Boat Parade”. The page reads, “Boats of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to participate. Decorate your boats in patriotic colors and fly as many Trump flags as she can handle. Let’s really make a statement!”

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In addition to the boats, the invite read that the festivities would include “4 parachute jumpers will be jumping out of a helicopter with smoke and flags flying!” According to the page, 2.6K people responded that they would be attending. It is unclear what caused the boats to sink, with some blaming overcrowding of the lake and too many boaters.

Since no one was hurt in the boat parade, we can all agree that a bunch of pro-Trump ships sinking is, well, an apt metaphor for the president and his campaign. Twitter quickly took the bait and ran with it, and now #Dumbkirk is trending on Twitter. Let’s take a look at some of the funniest responses to the news:

Oh karma, you wiley rascal.

(via CBS Austin, image: Paramount Pictures)

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Chelsea Steiner
Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.

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