The best Twitter reactions to ‘Grosse Pointe Antifa’
On Thursday, the words "Grosse Pointe Antifa" started trending on Twitter, because — oh shit, where do we even start with this one.
Grosse Pointe, the well-do-do neighboring communities of hardscrabble Detroit, came under the national spotlight during Tuesday's contentious Wayne County Board of Canvassers meeting. In an unprecedented move, the board's two Republicans — Monica Palmer of Grosse Pointe Woods and William Hartmann of Wyandotte, another one of Detroit's more prosperous neighbors — voted against certifying the county's election results due to minor and typical discrepancies in the tally of the votes. After intense public backlash, including calls that they were attempting to disenfranchise the nation's Blackest big city, Detroit, the two Republicans changed their votes. But on Wednesday, they changed their minds again and rescinded their votes, reportedly after Palmer received threats from "Antifa from Grosse Pointe." (And also after President Donald Trump reportedly called them.)
Naturally, Twitter choked on their damn coffee and came to the comedic rescue with memes, merch, and GIFs. Many suggested the new viral claim means John Cusak and Minnie Driver should reprise their roles from the 1997 crime comedy Grosse Pointe Blank. Enjoy.