On Tuesday, the Internet turned Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s referencing “the Jewish AIPAC event” into a meme.
During his Testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee about the panel’s probe into Russian election interference, Sessions mentioned being excited to attend a President Trump speech because the only time he’d heard him speak prior to that was “at the Jewish AIPAC event.”
Sessions was referencing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference, an annual event held by one of the U.S.’s leading pro-Israel groups. Trump spoke at the 2016 conference.
It didn’t take long for Twitter users to seized on Sessions’s turn of phrase.
Here are some of the highlights:
Like the holocaust centers. That thing
— avi scharf (@avischarf) June 13, 2017
"The Jewish AIPAC event — where the president spoke — to an audience of Jewish people — did I mention Ivanka is Jewish?"
— Ned Resnikoff (@resnikoff) June 13, 2017
— Diné (@ActPeacefully) June 13, 2017
AG Sessions won’t have won any friends with his description of the "Jewish AIPAC event”
It was a "which century are we in?” moment
— Paul Danahar (@pdanahar) June 13, 2017
Sessions says he also saw Trump speak at "the Jewish AIPAC event"
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) June 13, 2017
The Jewish AIPAC event? That's the best kind.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 13, 2017
The Jewish AIPAC event, as opposed to the Christian one. #SessionsHearing
— Eric Lang (@ericclang) June 13, 2017
Gonna be a shtetlload of oys before this crap is over.
— Sandi Remer (@Remero) June 13, 2017
JEWish is how they say it in the south
— (((Joseph Klein))) (@JPinPhilly) June 13, 2017