CNN correspondent Donie O’Sullivan has had many noteworthy encounters with die-hard supporters of former President Donald Trump, however the impolite response O’Sullivan obtained from a person in Ohio final Saturday has now sparked a viral video—and a charity t-shirt marketing campaign in O’Sullivan’s native Eire.
In a tweet O’Sullivan posted with the message “it’s the buddies we meet alongside the best way,” the CNNer says to a smoking man in a pink MAGA cap “what’s your title, sir?” The person responds “my title is go f*** your self.” O’Sullivan, easy as ever, pauses for a beat and carries on. “Proper. And are you from Ohio?”
As of early Saturday afternoon, the video had been considered 2.3 million instances. Again in Eire, it caught the eye of Adrian Barry, who rapidly created a t-shirt “impressed by (O’Sullivan’s) second of magic” that he’s promoting—with all proceeds going to charity.
The yellow t-shirts characteristic the Trump supporter’s face on the entrance along with his “my title is” reply emblazoned throughout the chest. On the again of the shirt are the phrases “and are you from Ohio?”
“Like hundreds of thousands of others, I watched Donie’s chat with the charming Trump supporter in Ohio,” Barry informed IrishCentral. “What floored me was Donie’s unflinching response. I’ve labored in broadcasting for 20+ years and there are only a few individuals who would’ve had the composure and wit to deadpan the MAGA man’s passively livid response to a quite simple query…(O’Sullivan) reduce the rug beneath his interviewee right away,” Barry mentioned, describing his cool beneath stress as “a really small perception into why this man is working on the prime of his recreation for one of many highest-profile information shops on the planet.”
The t-shirts will profit the Muslim Sisters of Ireland, a charity primarily based in Dublin.
Among the many many responding to the unique video posted by O’Sullivan on Twitter was Eire’s Embassy within the U.S., tweeting from its official account “As Yeats had it, there are not any strangers right here, Donie, solely buddies you haven’t met but.”