Donald Trump made headlines in the worst way, with his now infamous assertion that both far left and far right protesters played an equal part in the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, when a car plowed into a group of people, killing one and injuring 19.
The outrage was instantaneous. People couldn't believe that the President seemingly suggested that there were many "fine people" who espoused hate.
And they expressed their disgust with his comments.
Although much was said about how troubling it is when the President equates far left protesters with Nazis, there are some explanations that hit closer to home than others. And actor Kunail Nanjiani pretty much hit the nail on the head with this Game of Thrones reference.
It was a joke that immediately resonated with other Twitter users, who kept it going in a series of pun-tastic tweets.
His tweet was the gift that kept on giving.
They had to defend themselves against the violent alt-alive.— Megan Ganz (@meganganz) August 21, 2017
And even got people flirting with each other.
This thread restored my faith in humanity. I think I'm ready to love again .— Batman the horse (@epilepticbear) August 21, 2017
Do you mean it? Bc I always said I could only love someone who quotes Mr Show in their Twitter handle ;D— Aaron Ross (@AaronRossNYC) August 21, 2017
My okcupid handle is If Mandy Patinkin was a Horse— Batman the horse (@epilepticbear) August 21, 2017
So not only did he make a way-too-appropriate reference, he may have helped two people hook up. Now that's an amazing joke.