Republicans are not taking Joe Biden’s victory well. President Trump still refuses to concede, elected GOP officials are lending their support to his lies that mass voter fraud stole the election from him, and many Republican voters are either buying into the misinformation or having meltdowns over the looming Biden administration, convinced that it marks the end of the Republic.
Dean Browning, a former Republican congressional candidate and former commissioner for Lehigh County, Pennslyvania managed to cut through all of the GOP chatter today with a viral tweet that quickly made him the laughingstock of social media.
Browning’s pinned tweet on his profile states that President Biden will “destroy in 4 months” what “Trump built in 4 years,” an appealing prospect to those of us who hate the way in which Trump has weakened America on the global stage, targeted minorities with a litany of cruelties, and looted our coffers to line the pockets of his plutocrat buddies. Presumably, Browning was not operating under this same interpretation when he penned the message.
What Trump built in 4 years, Biden will destroy in 4 months.
— Dean Browning (@DeanBrowningPA) November 8, 2020
A Twitter user responded to Browning’s tweet and pointed out that Trump’s so-called accomplishments really just amount to him taking credit for things President Obama did during his tenure. Browning responded to the tweet by bizarrely calling himself a “black gay guy” and claiming that Obama did nothing for him and that his life is much better under Trump.
The tweet immediately exploded with likes and retweets, with many assuming that Brown thought he was logged into a secondary fake African-American account when he posted the response. Browning soon deleted it but not before it spread like wildfire, unleashing countless jokes at his expense.
Dean Browning, former Lehigh County comissioner who seems to have forgotten to log into his burner account, was about 2,500 votes away from being the GOP's nominee in Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional district this year. pic.twitter.com/ftiY68wae6
— Jacob Rubashkin (@JacobRubashkin) November 10, 2020
I’ll give Dean Browning credit. That’s a hell of a way to destroy your career.
— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) November 10, 2020
Dean Browning deleted this tweet in which he said he was a black, gay man. Trying to pass it off as him quoting another follower. Suuuuuuure, Dean. I’m sure that was it and it wasn’t your social media manager not being good at their job. pic.twitter.com/RXIjO4vSpw
— Mike #CountEveryVote Schlossberg (@MikeSchlossberg) November 10, 2020
CNN reporting that Joe Biden is considering Dean Browning’s gay black republican alt account for Secretary of Defense
— maple cocaine (@maplecocaine) November 10, 2020
When you forget to switch to your sock account in Tweetdeck. Great job, former Lehigh County Commissioner Dean Browning! Is misrepresenting
yourself in order to spread disinformation and interfere with democratic elections part of those Christian conservative values too? https://t.co/VSycBT8soM
— Brooke Binkowski (@brooklynmarie) November 10, 2020
Congratulations to Dean Browning, today's main character.
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) November 10, 2020
Having a bad day? Just remember you're not Congressional candidate, Dean Browning, who slipped up and revealed his troll account where he poses as a gay, Black man who spews racist homophobic nonsense. https://t.co/EM3bLVJ5Uo
— Jamie Ford (@JamieFord) November 10, 2020
That Dean Browning story is one of those ones where no matter what you tweet about it, it won't be funnier than the actual real life situation.
— Big Supernaturals (@UweBollocks) November 10, 2020
I truly did not think we'd be able to top Four Seasons Total Landscaping and yet here we are with Patti Labelle's Son Is A Paid Actor Hired To Cover Former Republican Congressional Candidate Dean Browning's Ass After He Tweeted Pretending To Be A Black Man On Main By Accident
— sloane (sîpihkopiyesîs) (@cottoncandaddy) November 10, 2020
Rather than ignoring the backlash, Browning claimed that the viral tweet from his account was actually him “quoting a message” he received from a follower. He apologized if the “context was not clear” but failed to explain why the original tweet wasn’t in quotes and wasn’t attributed to anyone else.
Browning then shared a video clip from “Dan Purdy,” an actual gay Black man who insists that the tweet sent out by Browning was in fact a transcription of a message he himself sent. The “Dan Purdy” account has since been suspended from Twitter, adding yet another weird wrinkle to this saga.
Here is a message from Dan Purdy, who has decided to responded to the controversy.
I wish the media would pay attention to the voter irregularities in the state of Pennsylvania as much as they have this Twitter story. https://t.co/8UUpC0Y8UH
— Dean Browning (@DeanBrowningPA) November 10, 2020
I'm Dean Browning's Mexican-American lesbian half-sister, and I can assure you he's telling the truth. https://t.co/by0V53AOCI
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) November 10, 2020
As if that weren’t strange enough, some Twitter users pointed out that “Dan Purdy” appears to be Byl Holt, possibly a relative of famed singer Patti Lebelle. At this point, it’s anyone’s guess what’s really going on but one thing is painfully clear: Dean Browning is not someone that any of us should ever take seriously. The GOP folks, they’re simply not sending their best.
Dean Browning sock puppet guy is apparently Patti LaBelles son lmao. this is an all-timer https://t.co/PRORjvDJbI
— Bris Angel (@Cryptoterra) November 10, 2020
all of us trying to figure out Dean Browning/Dan Purdy/Byl Holte pic.twitter.com/j3Did68r6t
— i bless the rains down in castamere (@Chinchillazllla) November 10, 2020
I wandered off Twitter for an hour and the Dean Browning story turned into some shit Raymond Chandler would have trouble following, this website is purgatory
— AK Lingus In Cartoon Form (@aklingus) November 10, 2020
so you're telling me that Patti LaBelle's son Byl Holte has an alternate Twitter account under the name Dan Purdy, from which he spends most of his time online replying to people who are being mean to Pennsvylania Republican Dean Browning?????
— Olivia Messer 🌊 (@OliviaMesser) November 10, 2020
This Dean Browning, Dan Purdy, Byl Holte, William Holte, Patti LaBelle story is honestly one of the wildest things I've ever witnessed on the internet… and the story isn't even finished yet.
— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) November 10, 2020
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