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Obama Tweeted A 69 Percent Stat; The Response Was Predictably Immature

President Obama should've known better when he tweeted that 69 percent of Americans want the Senate to vote on his Supreme Court nominee.

By Ben Lawson | May 14, 2016

President Barack Obama learned the hard way that you can't count on a Twitter audience to take issues seriously.

Obama is currently trying to get the Senate to vote on his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, but the GOP-controlled chamber is refusing to hold hearings on the subject.

To draw support, Obama tweeted this graphic that says 69 percent of Americans want the Senate to vote on Garland. We'll let you guess what part of this Twitter found funny.

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Many replies to the tweet simply say "nice," but the comments could have been way worse ... so that's something.

Of course, you could argue there's some symbolism here. Both sides of one of the most divisive and important decisions in D.C. right now are giving and receiving criticism over what to do about the SCOTUS nomination.

Never change, Twitter. Never change.

This video includes clips from the White House and images from Getty Images.

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