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Obama adviser Ben Rhodes slammed for tweet about jokes GOP leader’, the ‘obits’

The Deputy US security Advisor Ben Rhodes participates in the Washington Ideas Forum in Washington, September 30, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst GF10000227825

Obama adviser Ben Rhodes woke up on Thursday on a wave of social-media-condemnation after a wee-hours tweet joking about the “obits” for top Republican leaders.

The tweet was in reference to a photo of President Trump’s posted Instagram account smile and shows him to be, Vice President Pence, speaker of the house of representatives, Paul Ryan, and Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and give a goofy thumbs up in the Oval Office – apparently, the passage of the GOP-tax-reform-celebrate invoice.

Dan Pfeiffer, a top Obama adviser, asked the answer of Rhodes, after he tweeted the picture, “I hope this is the image that you use on the front page of the Times on the day, Trump is accused.”

I hope this is the image that you use on the front page of the Times on the day, Trump is accused of pic.twitter.com/mifuyBk6YY

— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) December 21, 2017

Seven minutes later, the Rhodes blow came ready-made answer:

“And next to the obits for Ryan McConnell, and Pence.”

And in addition to the obits for Ryan McConnell, and Pence https://t.co/fOrm1JZwpu

— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) December 21, 2017

Maybe Rhodes vocal critic of Trump-management is meant to be their political obituaries, a common phrase in Washington, when it comes to the hoped-for professional decline of the ideological enemies.

But the tweet that landed with a thud.

AshLee Strong, Ryan’s press secretary, fired back:

“Really? Obits? Irresponsible and dangerous tweet. Hope you see fit to clear this,” she wrote.

Really? Obits? Irresponsible and dangerous tweet. Hope you see fit to delete. https://t.co/yW3CQHODpN

— AshLee Strong (@Ashlee Strong) December 21, 2017

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who was seriously wounded in the shooting, a Republican Congressman baseball practice in a suburb of Washington in June, said Rhodes.

“You might want to rethink their rhetoric,” he tweeted.

You might want to reconsider your rhetoric. https://t.co/VQVWej6n00

— Rep. Steve Scalise (@Steve Scalise) December 21, 2017

Rhodes was a top foreign policy adviser, under President Barack Obama, and has often been said, it is succeeded, a “mind meld” with the former President.

His tweet about the photo touched off a characteristic, rough times vile – thread-social-media-reactions for all involved. While Rhodes was ridiculed for his tweet, Strong also was attacked for its.

A user open wish Ryan “dies” while another a “unbearable, agonizing death wish in public, so we can all see and cheer on.”

Strong replied, “And if you have any doubt about what inspired rhetoric as @brhodes’, just have a look at the answers here.”

And if you have any doubt about what inspired rhetoric as @brhodes’, just have a look at the answers here. https://t.co/gjYLg7u6cY

— AshLee Strong (@Ashlee Strong) December 21, 2017

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