The Brief: Black Twitter shared their reactions to Trump supporters storming the Capitol.
The United States Capitol building saw droves of Trump supporters descend on the building. The mob broke windows, stole items (like the Speaker of the House of Representatives podium), and occupied politicians’ offices while representatives and their staffs sought refuge in other rooms.
Can't today. I'm busy watching the season finale of the United States.
— ☆ ʲ ᵘ ˡ ᵉ ˢ ☆ (@mrs_socialista) January 6, 2021
While some Americans were shocked and saddened by the news, many Black Twitter users were not considering the history of racial injustice in the United States.
black twitter today pic.twitter.com/Pqo6V3sSdI
— Kay Mattox (@KayMattoxxx) January 7, 2021
black ppl everywhere: pic.twitter.com/IodC7vROBN
— Paris Chanel (@parischanel) January 6, 2021
yt people: i cannot believe this is happening!
— luna (@coatlicue_11) January 7, 2021
“This is not who we are” “this is a sad day in America”#BlackTwitter
Black Twitter- pic.twitter.com/BjQFaQbTuN
— 𝓚𝓲𝓽𝓽𝔂 (@mingiskitty) January 7, 2021
Y'all: We cannot let this happen to OUR country#BlackTwitter: pic.twitter.com/ipPVKzTPYs
— Countess Boochie Flagranté (@Naj_W_) January 7, 2021
According to this tweet, America is looking a little rough around the edges.
America is not ghetto. The ghetto has swag, is fun and will make you a fish plate.
America a trailer park
— B.A.P (@TheQueenSpeaks_) January 6, 2021
So much so, some are considering leaving.
Let me start looking for Underground Railroad stays on Airbnb 🙄
— Ya Girl Sota Black♐️ (@lyly_riplonnie) January 7, 2021
Other internet users mocked the lack of law enforcement presence and activity at the Capitol.
How the police and MAGA ppl fighting on capitol hill pic.twitter.com/dzgR4q8LPK
— Zach 🌎🏴☠️ (@NAACPYOUNGBOY) January 7, 2021
You can’t even do this shit on GTA
— The Only (@ChatGotNext) January 6, 2021
FYI, the quoted replies are side-splitting.
Name a place with tighter security than the Capitol. RIGHT answers only. 😂👇🏽
— R A C H I E (@itsmeRachie) January 6, 2021
Many called for reinforcements like Kendall Jenner.
🚨BREAKING NEWS🚨 Kendall Jenner just arrived at the U.S. Capitol pic.twitter.com/N3OkYxFuUA
— Tariq🌴 (@t_barnett44) January 6, 2021
.@KendallJenner TAKE THEM A PEPSI
— wide drexler (@pants_so_short) January 6, 2021
Or, Target Jennifer.
They should’ve had her at the Capitol doors. pic.twitter.com/gkkO1IlQzj
— Khadi Don (@KhadiDon) January 7, 2021
There’s also this hilarious request.
I wanna see the rockets red glare, I want bombs bursting in mid air on these niggas pic.twitter.com/rTURsKBfi7
— D. (@boyofthebadland) January 6, 2021
A woman was fatally shot while rioting in the Capitol and she became the center of some pretty savage tweets.
She said she’d NEVER want to see Biden as president and now look, she won’t. Gotta be detailed when you call out to the universe😂😂.
— easy bake oven artisian (@theresinrebelle) January 7, 2021
Oops. Guess she should’ve taken her own advice. pic.twitter.com/MRRSFGZJ9N
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) January 7, 2021
Others poked fun at rioter “Elizabeth From Knoxville” who seemed a little unprepared for “the revolution” — her words, not mine.
Since the tweet got deleted. Here’s the video. As a life long Knoxvillian I don’t want her here. pic.twitter.com/axs5nfK3nT
— Leena J (@leena_juwaid) January 7, 2021
Animaniacs is the key to all of this pic.twitter.com/uXcUbf3ARh
— schmoyoho, accent on the whooo did this (@schmoyoho) January 7, 2021
ELIZABETH FROM KNOXVILLE IN THE PIANO SCARF WITH THE ONION https://t.co/GMQsI0LJEn
— rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) January 7, 2021
Elizabeth from Knoxville starter pack pic.twitter.com/EBaJSDVySn
— Gscones (@GScones923) January 6, 2021
This elderly woman became another internet fave.
“Is this the Cracker Barrel gift shop” pic.twitter.com/iD92R5olih
— I EAT 🐱 FOR EBT (@TheRealEWILLZ) January 7, 2021
Y’all 😂😂😂 baby thought she was at a graduation https://t.co/1t5vWMaz48
— Khadi Don (@KhadiDon) January 7, 2021
I love young people pic.twitter.com/FoBO3ayIpP
— chef jr 🌽. ⑦ (@juniiorxxz) January 7, 2021
This tweet was posted after CNN anchor Anderson Cooper said rioters were probably going to hang out at Olive Garden afterwards.
Olive Garden watching like: pic.twitter.com/Ze5qUR2Hoz
— The Office Belongs On Netflix (@SoapboxShae) January 6, 2021
More CNN news anchor jokes:
Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon for the rest of the week pic.twitter.com/MFQcnBc7YM
— Sylvia (@SylviaObell) January 7, 2021
A few shared what they’d be up to had they broken into the Capitol.
Me in the Capitol changing my stimulus to $10,000 pic.twitter.com/AOi2V3XtxQ
— JohnDough (@KingBAZIP) January 6, 2021
Me in the Capital canceling student loans #CapitolHill #BlackTwitter #studentloans pic.twitter.com/GLSS2C7Anc
— political_sauce (@SaucePolitical) January 7, 2021
Others just couldn’t make sense of it all.
How they fighting the police while holding blue lives matter flags👀…. #BlackTwitter pic.twitter.com/q0IHXMpSQ6
— XoyaDavid (@XoyaDavid) January 6, 2021
NOT YT PEOPLE CLIMBING OVER WALLS TO ILLEGALLY ENTER SOMEWHERE LMFAOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/pUXFXcSsQy
— Guilty Survivor👑 (@SliccTalka__) January 6, 2021
Here’s a short story with a very satisfying ending.
No but thanks!
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 7, 2021
Here’s what happened when the FBI asked for help identifying rioters.
— Candice (@candiceefrank) January 7, 2021
I think this guy was involved. https://t.co/H6xOrhUsWT pic.twitter.com/2c6TD6pFFb
— Jazzmen Watson 👩🏾💻 (@jazzmen_k) January 7, 2021
CNN done put these folk on the Summerjam screen! pic.twitter.com/LkzHbUNBcW
— Melech E. M. Thomas (@MelechThomas) January 7, 2021
A Nancy Pelosi evacuation joke:
GIRL U SUPPOSED TO BE EVACUATING!!!! https://t.co/fPpQusl7xk
— Dr. (@marscuv) January 6, 2021
💀 he really said: pic.twitter.com/dyKaIlmKJv
— 🦁🌟Samurai Black🌟🦁 (@BushidoEvans) January 7, 2021
me when I’m making my lil doomsday charcuterie pic.twitter.com/iJS2KqfjsT
— Ayo Edebiri (@ayoedebiri) January 7, 2021