“Democrats want to give welfare and free health care to illegal aliens,” Trump said. “How about this clown in California who’s running for governor? He wants open borders and then he wants to give them health care, education, everything.”
Newsom fired back on Twitter by comparing Trump to Pennywise, the terrifying clown in Stephen King’s “It.”
Newsom’s comparison to Pennywise quickly took on a life of its own among his supporters:
You must be doing something right— Dirtbarbie (@Dirtbarbie1) September 21, 2018
Pennywise is MUCH nicer than Donald Trump...— Ann Ducommun (@aduke5) September 21, 2018
Wonder how long it will take for Trump to find out who "Pennywise" is? https://t.co/cQIfaDBpfI— Janice Hough (@leftcoastbabe) September 21, 2018
That is a very unfair comparison. One is a primordial evil that exists only to spread fear and misery. The other is just a clown who eats a few kids every few decades.— The Booze Cube (💀💧🌳) (@TheBoozeCube) September 21, 2018
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.