Trump campaign senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis threw a petty insult at Kamala Harris as the senator and former Vice President Joe Biden made a debut joint appearance of their historic Democratic presidential ticket. It did not go down well for the attacking party.
“Kamala sounds like Marge Simpson,” Ellis tweeted.
Twitter commentators and “Simpsons” fans were quick to note that the fierce matriarch was the character who got things done on the show. A reliable, competent and moralistic fixture of the family, Marge Simpson was the one who was always there to clean up the mess (often left by lazy men) and act as a grounding voice amid chaos.
Marge Simpson was trending as President Donald Trump’s critics, cartoon enthusiasts and even the official “Simpsons” Twitter account put Ellis’s jibe on blast.
Your boss sounds like David Duke.— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) August 12, 2020
Marge Simpson gets shit done, including taking out the trash. https://t.co/RH31bDDq3x— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) August 12, 2020
Marge Simpson -- loyal, proud, beloved, the enduring conscience of Springfield, and not here for bullshit.— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) August 12, 2020
Sounds good to me. https://t.co/ZpaheJSPDe
You mean the competent woman who always has to clean up the mess made by the the lazy guy? That Marge Simpson? https://t.co/pJKbr85gda— Andrew Muldoon (@arjm5184) August 12, 2020
I hear people talking trash about my queen— graceboe (@softymoth) August 12, 2020
Marge Simpson. pic.twitter.com/YepiP9xyrx
Imagine someone using Marge Simpson as a negative comparison https://t.co/ZbyUVBuVyR— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) August 12, 2020
Calling Kamala Harris Marge Simpson is about the coolest thing you can do for her. pic.twitter.com/MwM3UmPl6b— jason strides (@striderno9) August 12, 2020
I will not tolerate any Marge Simpson slander. pic.twitter.com/wuwFMWa0JX— TheSimpsons (@TheSimpsons) August 13, 2020
There is not one single piece of television that is more relatable than Marge Simpson saying 'at times like this, I guess all you can do is laugh' and then staring silently pic.twitter.com/4yptzz9KMA— Taylor Swift Socialist (@labourtswift) August 12, 2020
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.