Elizabeth Warren schooling John Delaney ends with his death on Wikipedia
You might not be able to pick John Delaney out of a lineup, but he’ll go down in history in at least one way: as the first 2020 presidential candidate to drop dead during a live televised debate.
OK, not really, but for awhile there, Wikipedia said so. His Wikipedia page was edited mid-debate to list his date of death as Tuesday, July 30, at the hands of Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Delaney, a former congressman from Maryland, tried to position himself as a realist, saying he wanted to avoid “impossible promises” and “run on things that are workable, not fairytale economics.”
And to that, Warren, a senator from Massachusetts, had this to say:
“You know, I don’t understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really can’t do and shouldn’t fight for.”
And the debate audience went wild.
You can just hear the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme song playing over his reaction.
Within minutes, several Twitter users spotted that a cheeky Wiki editor had changed Delaney’s biographical information to reflect the extreme murking that had just occurred on CNN.
The page was swiftly changed back and put in semi-protected status, but the screenshots shall live forever.
He says he’s against socialism, yet he allows himself to be publicly owned.
— Thanos: The Hand of Fate 🛡 (@YappaPodcast) July 31, 2019
Delaney is, biologically speaking, still very much alive. After that dragging, however, we remain concerned for the health of his presidential hopes.