Jay Inslee appears to be tackling his exit from the 2020 Democratic presidential race with tree-mendous humor.
The spoof story imagines Inslee, whose campaign centered on confronting the climate crisis, announcing his withdrawal to supporters and then “ethereally transforming into a majestic oak.”
“I think you’ll like my new stump speech,” Inslee joked about the article on Twitter.
I think you’ll like my new stump speech. https://t.co/PgDktxu4pi
— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) August 22, 2019
The post inspired some pun-derful responses:
I have a good feeling about him branching out.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) August 22, 2019
I’m going to go out on a limb and say it will leaf you at a higher place. 🌲🌳
— brandita (@brandita) August 22, 2019
I'm glad you are branching out, and that after another year, you've put a ring on it.
— Sarah Parcak (@indyfromspace) August 22, 2019
we didn’t deserve you
— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) August 22, 2019
This is why you will be missed 😭
— Spence (@spencecc) August 22, 2019
Inslee has turned to running for a third term as governor of Washington in 2020.
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