Where did this magic come from? When a Trump tweet went off, it would ricochet around the system for hours, uncontrollably, setting off memes and feuds and threads. Was it the mad exclamation marks? The (very funny!) use of parentheses? It will be for some future scholar — not Cockburn — peering into the digital archive to work it all out.
The fact that this off-the-wall talent, this incomparable poster, has been banned Jackl Dorsey, a dorky smoke-peyote-at-a-lodge bro with a bad conscience, is, frankly, the conclusive, final proof that life is not fair at all. Literature hasn’t been maimed like this since the censorship wars over Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
It was staggering really, to know that Trump was lording it over a G7 summit and at that exact moment – as Cockburn scrolled down his feed! — have Trump’s take on Robert Pattinson’s 2013 break-up with Kristen Stewart retweeted onto the timeline.