One of our two major nominees for president, Donald Trump, was caught on tape bragging about sexual assault (which he said was nothing more than “locker room talk”). Then women accused him of actually committing sexual assault. And then Trump and company made victim-blaming attacks on those accusers.
It’s all just kind of a lot to deal with.
Hillary Clinton apparently feels the same way: “It makes you want to unplug the internet or just look at cat GIFs,” she told supporters in San Francisco Thursday.
Yes. Yes, it does.
Then Clinton’s communications director offered to pass along any important cat GIFs to Hillary:
If people have cat links for Hillary, feel free to pass them my way. I'll get them to her. https://t.co/IKkBaBwqh1— jess mcintosh (@jess_mc) October 13, 2016
The responses have been so, so good. And remind us just how many great cat GIFs (hard “g,” people) are out there. So in the interest of healing our national wounds and performing self-care, enjoy.
It’ll be okay!!
We’ll get over this!
We’re here for each other! Just like these kittens who think they’re people!
Fish are amazing.
Dolphins, which are not fish, are still amazing.
I know, right?
All of a sudden my twitter is full of cat gifs and life is so great. pic.twitter.com/W1chJhC8Fm— Sara Langhinrichs (@SaraLang) October 13, 2016
Yes. At least for one brief moment, yes it is.