Marjorie Taylor Green’s Guam comments are grilled on Twitter
Bruno CookMarch 10, 2021
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political Twitter has been busy following Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s apparent confusion about America. 51st State – Guam. What does Greene think about Guam and what does Twitter say about it?
Marjorie Taylor Greene thinks U.S. taxes shouldn’t be ‘for… Guam’
Republican politician Marjorie Taylor Greene spoke on the second day (February 27) of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida.
in her addressshe added the U.S. territory of Guam to a list of foreign countries she did not consider worthy of U.S. taxation.
“We believe our hard-earned taxes should go to the U.S. only. Not for what? China, Russia, the Middle East, Guam, wherever,” Green said.
Guam was ceded to the United States by Spain in 1899, and the Guams are U.S. citizens.
Twitter reacts to Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Guam blunder
Twitter stepped in quickly, with comments ranging from instructive to satirical.
For example, user Anne Reed wrote factually: “Except Guam is part of America, Marjorie”.
Meanwhile, another user wrote that Green thinks Guam is a foreign country is the “funniest” thing they’ve heard so far this year.
So far, I think the funniest shit I’ve read this year is Marjorie Taylor Greene thinking Guam is a foreign country.
— Nathañol (@OneHandWonder99) March 10, 2021
Guam is an attack on Marjorie Taylor Greene, who considers the territory a nation.
— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle1) March 9, 2021
Who is Marjorie Taylor Green?
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is Republican congresswoman Georgia’s 14th District. She has held the position since earlier this year.
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She had previously Displaying an anti-transgender sign outside her officeand make what the BBC Call “Incendiary rhetoric” about QAnon and violence against Democrats.
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Bruno is a novelist, amateur screenwriter and journalist with interests in digital media, storytelling, film and politics. He has lived in France, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, but returned to the UK in 2020 to pursue a degree (and because of the pandemic). His articles appear in Groundviews, Forge Press, and The Friday Poem, most of which are available at Medium or onurbicycle.com.
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