Reince Priebus’s sports analogy wasn’t as bad as it seemed
UPDATE: It turns out Priebus didn’t say “punt,” he said “punch.” So the metaphor isn’t inaccurate, just a little cliché.
The original post is below.
The House passed a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday.
This has long been a mission of President Trump, so, naturally, White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, was happy with the news. In explaining Trump's role in getting the bill passed, Priebus decided to go with a sports analogy. Did he say Trump scored a touchdown? No. Did he say Trump kicked the ball right through the uprights? No. Unfortunately for Priebus, his line made no sense in the context of football.
No, no, no. Rarely is the goal to kick the ball into the end zone. Unless a team is rushing 12 and the punter just needs to make sure his kick isn't blocked, it's never a good thing when you punt into the end zone.
Twitter quickly picked up on the blunder and did what it does best.
Reince Priebus: "The president hit a really really deep foul ball"— Alazar Moges 🇪🇹 (@zarzarbinkss) May 4, 2017
Priebus and Ted Cruz should get together for a sports podcast. "Run the puck into the home plate zone for a three-point slam-dunk score!"— Dan Clem (@tinisoli) May 4, 2017
“The president stepped up and helped punt the ball into the end zone.”— sean (@wigginstock) May 4, 2017
- Reince Priebus, who was clearly picked last in ever sport
We're sure Trump will be unfazed by this, however, since he hates the NFL*.
* But not the Patriots.