“What if a Twitter account that is simply half an onion in a Ziploc bag ended up with more followers than President Donald Trump?”
This eccentric query serves as the formidable backbone to a recent Twitter account—simply titled @HalfOnionInaBag—that has set an incredibly lofty goal for itself to outnumber President Trump’s online audience of 21.8 million followers.
Considering the account had 170,000 followers yesterday and has surpassed 230,000 today, this towering objective doesn’t seem to be too tall of an order.
According to the visionary behind the account, created on January 20, the outspoken veggie was created out of “complete and total frustration,” its creator told Munchies. “I wanted to make a statement of some sort then and there and decided, why not do it on Trump’s favorite platform?”
Trump, who recently took over the @POTUS handle, now carries a significantly lesser following of 14.3 million. But if past behavior reflects future conduct, this number will grow exponentially as more emotionally-fueled missives enter the 140-character format.
“It’s ridiculous that I’m about to say this, but: A Twitter account that is simply a half an onion in a plastic bag getting a lot of attention and gaining a lot of followers at his expense could actually bother the current President of the United States,” the anonymous gourmand adds, which suggests this ludicrous yet very possible idea validates the creation of the account.
As for the fate of the other half of this political veggie? “We try not to talk about that around Halfie,” the account’s creator asserts. “But… let’s just say I had an omelet for breakfast that morning.”
Despite Trump’s considerable online following, the Donald ranks as the least popular incoming President in the last 40 years. A recent poll found Trump’s pre-inauguration favorability rating rests at a very disappointing 40 percent. To provide context, George W. Bush’s approval rating post-Hurricane Katrina was 42 percent.
Only time will tell as to whether this militant onion will meet its goal of surpassing the President’s considerable audience, but with tweets as funny and pun-driven as the following, we look forward to finding out.
When you realize you would’ve been better off married to half an onion in a plastic bag: pic.twitter.com/GsjZKDxoRz— Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) January 24, 2017
Who wore it better? pic.twitter.com/kHSarXv9YW— Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) January 23, 2017
Eric Trump always looks like he accidentally bit into a whole raw onion & is trying to act like he meant to and that it actually tastes good pic.twitter.com/SNFPL4RlSe— Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) January 22, 2017