Did the Globe misread the room? With Trump pouting in the White House, we sought advice from experts on dislodging the dug-in. We spoke to a hostage negotiator, a pre-school teacher, and an animal-control expert.
Among the tips: Give a five-minute warning. Sprinkle coyote urine. Use a ball (or a golf cart) as a lure.
So far so good. But a single line—included with the stability of the nation in mind—set off a firestorm on Twitter. “Even a nation hooked on drama does not want to see a US president dragged out the front door,” it read.
Well, forgive us. It turns out many people do want to see him dragged out, ideally kicking and screaming, as Ivanka tries to grasp his hands and Melania looks on coolly.
Among the outraged was @KeithOlbermann, the sports and political commentator. “You misspelled WE ALL WANT TO SEE HIM DRAGGED OUT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE WHITE HOUSE,” he tweeted.
Many tweeters went Olbermann one better and suggested that the delicious spectacle be monetized.
“If you make it pay-per-view you probably get enough to cover at least 1/2 of the US debts,” @BeamaBeorg suggested.
The Twitter mob is hungry for revenge.
“That’s what he wants,” @macshlibber tweeted about Trump being dragged out. “It would be more humiliating if Biden just moved in and everyone ignored him.”
More replies below:
Dear Boston Globe,— Pernickety Panda (@PernicketyPanda) November 24, 2020
People would pay to see Trump dragged out the front door of the White House. If it aired on pay-per-view, we could pay off the national debt. It would be the highest-rated show in the history of television. And we all know how much Trump likes big ratings. https://t.co/uT4CVcufI4