A lot can happen in half an hour Like when Australian comedy favorites The Chaser pretended to tweet as Donald Trump on Election Day before having their account removed from their hands

At exactly 9:26 pm Tuesday night (AEST), The Chaser posted a tweet saying, “Don’t vote for me, I’m a huge idiot” It was after voting started in the US

The point is they also changed their name to ‘Donald J Trump’ and also used Trump’s Twitter profile picture The only way to spot the difference was to look at the handle: @chaser

As you can imagine, a lot of Australians found it hilarious as a bunch of Americans started losing their damn mind over it

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Very quickly the blue check mark on the account was revoked Then about half an hour after the tweet was posted, the entire account was suspended

But it was too late The tweet had already received around 1,100 retweets, over 200 quote-tweets and almost 4,000 replies

Twitter did not respond to a request for comment in time for post, but it’s safe to say that The Chaser’s banning right after this tweet was posted is no mere coincidence

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For a minute, I was like… “I’m not that launcher… what the hell is he doing on my feed?”

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What does he say that for a millisecond I thought this might be a real tweet he made?

“It’s impressive that Twitter only took 20 minutes to uncheck our tweet – considering it took them almost four years to start checking the facts on the current president,” said The Chaser website editor Cam Smith said in a follow-up post

“Guess that’s okay, we all know what comedians say is a lot more dangerous than the guy who controls 50% of the world’s nuclear weapons”

Back then, all The Chaser needed was a motorcade of rental cars, a few Canadian flags and an Osama bin Laden costume to pose as a world leader

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These days it seems like they can make just as much noise with a few calculated touches on Election Day

Americans are a precious bunch, and Twitter has cracked down on people posing as Trump or Joe Biden quite strictly ahead of the vote

Perhaps another classic in the genre was when comedian Jaboukie Young-White didn’t actually impersonate Biden, but instead pretended to be a CNN account and announced that Biden was not actually not dead (not that he never was, ofc) but rather “getting some cock”

In the case of The Chaser, it builds on a long history of a) bothering Americans, b) posing as politicians, and c) stirring shit in the best possible way on Election Day

Unfortunately for us (and for them), this means that we will now have to do without their tweets for the foreseeable future

That said, many would only have two words to say after seeing what just happened: it’s worth it

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