George Takei asks Twitter about Trump and media — then deletes poll after it hilariously backfires
Actor George Takei took to Twitter Saturday to poll his followers over who they think does more “harm” to the American people.
“Trump says the media is the true enemy of the American people. So lets take a poll. Who do you think does MORE HARM to the American people?” Takei asked.
His two options: The “unfair” news media or President Donald Trump.
Takei, who is an outspoken liberal and progressive, likely posted the poll expecting his followers to select Trump. But after nearly 70,000 votes, the poll was nearly tied — 49 percent chose the media while only 51 percent chose Trump.
Takei did not expect those results, so naturally he deleted the poll altogether. And Twitter users did not let the action go unnoticed — and proceeded to roast him for being “dishonest.”
lol @GeorgeTakei took a poll of who was a bigger enemy to the US – Trump or the press – then had to delete it bc he didn’t like the poll.
— lauren (@LilMissRightie) February 18, 2017
— The Morning Spew (@TheMorningSpew) February 18, 2017
Funniest thing on twitter in a long time. George Takei takes down his twitter poll when he realizes the results start going the wrong way. pic.twitter.com/FnMikGS0xx
— Hector Morenco (@hectormorenco) February 18, 2017
@GeorgeTakei I am a big fan. Have you gone mad? You made a poll then deleted it when it didn’t go your way. Seriously.
— Jim Domeier (@JimDomeier) February 18, 2017
@GeorgeTakei The only person here who is butthurt is the person who deleted his own poll because he didn’t like the results.
— Trent Vitri (@TrentVitri) February 18, 2017
@GeorgeTakei Wait,so you wanted your poll to only be responded to by ppl who agreed with you?
— Chris McAllister (@themanfronUNCLE) February 18, 2017
Takei later posted on Twitter that his poll was “hijacked” by “alt-right virgin trolls.” However, he later deleted that tweet, too.