Change.org petitions are so 2016. Now that we’ve gone full dystopia, we have the unique opportunity to use the actual mechanisms of government to make our voices heard, if that even matters anymore. Comedian Michael Ian Black is one of these concerned citizens raising his voice, by starting a White House petition entitled “To explain to the American people why President Donald J. Trump is such a needy little bitch.” The full text of the petition reads:
Many Americans are concerned that President Donald J. Trump’s thin skin will result in a domestic or global catastrophe. This petition calls on the White House please explain to the American people, and to the world, why the President of the United States, the most powerful nation the world has ever known, is such a needy little bitch.
Now, if a White House petition gets 100,000 signatures, the administration is obligated to release some sort of response. A petition demanding President Trump release his tax returns has already gathered way more than that at more than 300,000 signatures, and the official response was basically “no.” Black’s petition seems to be suffering from an even more frustrating fate: Amid the “your a celelbrity lol no one cares” discourse, fans are chiming on on the Facebook post where Black launched the petition to report that, even after they signed the petition and verified their signature by email, their votes are not being counted, which sounds suspiciously like something a needy little bitch who can’t take the criticism that goes along with being President of the United States of America would do.
The A.V. Club tried signing the petition as well, with the same (lack of) result. We’re sure it’s just a glitch, though.