It wasn’t a good night to be Bernie Sanders or a supporter of the self-proclaimed Democratic-Socialist. Following his decisive victory in South Carolina, shoutout to Black voters, the “Joementum” continued with Biden sweeping the south with the help of one of the most loyal voting blocks, southern Blacks.
Shaun King, who was more than likely not feeling the way his candidate was getting mollywhopped because the political revolution he has been boasting about, didn’t show up, got caught up in an interesting fiasco on Twitter. Mr. King got called out twice for lying on the social media platform, first for claiming Beto O’ Rourke supporters allegedly reaching out to him to express their sadness he endorsed Joe Biden. A former O’Rourke staffer responded to the tweet shutting that down.
After Bernie got his tail handed to him on Super Tuesday, Shaun King got caught in another lie when he accused Rachel Maddow of saying that “senior officials within the Democratic Party are interfering with the primaries to stop Bernie Sanders.” Maddow responded to his accusation in a tweet and pointing out that she “reported no such thing.”
In fact, King doubled down, sharing the video…where it actually confirmed that she was quoting someone else.
We don’t think he’s ready for Rachel Maddow to go in on him on her show.
Anyway, the flood gates opened up from there with Twitter calling out King and even got one of his many nicknames, Talcum X, trending for good measure. You can see all of the hilarious reactions to King getting called out in the gallery below.
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I thought everybody was on the same page about Shaun King by now.— Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) March 4, 2020
What @ShaunKing doesn’t realize is that @maddow is a principled journalist who does her research.— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) March 4, 2020
Her deep dives are legendary.
If she were to decide to look into a few of his failed plans for black folks for an hour on her show, he’d realize quickly how much she DOESN’T lie.
And his followers would too.— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) March 4, 2020
Maybe that’s what @maddow should do.
It’s the least she could do after @shaunking called her a liar and then doubled down when she defended herself and the truth she tells.#TeamMaddow
Shaun King out here thinking he has voodoo dust that causes folks to forget how to read. People are strange, I'm telling you. pic.twitter.com/tqtti9hEl7— Jeffrey We Voted Out That Gameshow Clown Wright (@jfreewright) March 4, 2020
Woke up to find:— Counterchekist (@counterchekist) March 4, 2020
1. Biden crushed Super Tuesday.
2. Bernie Bros and Russian trolls are having a temper tantrum.
3. Talcum X @shaunking uniting all of Twitter behind dragging him.
... It’s going to be a good day today :-)
James Clyburn endorsed Biden. Black voters trust him and they voted for Biden. Others followed and voted for Biden.— Kimberley Johnson (@AuthorKimberley) March 4, 2020
Shaun King is telling bald-faced lies and other supporters are using the same words Trump uses: "rigged" "coup"
Black voters are the base, not the establishment.
Shaun King is showing his lying ass again. This time, he got called out by Maddow.— 💙 Koko 🥁 💙 (@Kokomothegreat) March 4, 2020
Fuck Shaun King. pic.twitter.com/6ShVsVrQ3y
Y’all really shouldn’t be dragging noted mountaineer Shaun King like this 😂😂 https://t.co/TaSVDYlS3G— 🍁Imani Gandied Yams🍁 (@AngryBlackLady) March 4, 2020
These names y'all have for Shaun King, though!— Wendy Harris - Put Trump in Jail! (@originalwharris) March 4, 2020
Crooker T. Washington
Martin Luther Cream
Snow J. Simpson
Joementum propels Biden to the delegate lead.— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) March 4, 2020
Talcum X called out for lying on Rachel Maddow - by Rachel Maddow.
Talcum X responding to Maddow's correction by doubling down on the lie instead of admitting he got his facts wrong.
What a night.