If there was one thing the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – AKA MegArry, because that needs to catch on – was missing, it was US President Donald Trump.
Luckily, legendary author JK Rowling noticed this horrible oversight and took to Twitter to give her 14.5 million followers a reminder that Trump wasn’t there.
Of course, as anyone who’s seen any of Rowling’s tweets will likely be aware, the Harry Potter author doesn’t just leave trolls in her books. She occasionally displays a penchant for being one herself.
Love > Hate pic.twitter.com/iDzjmJ9qSt
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 19, 2018
The “love” in question is the MegArry wedding, whereas the “hate”, yeah, that’d be Trump’s notoriously poorly attended inauguration.
Of course, because this is Twitter, aka the place where Trump’s millions of rusted-on supporters go to get all the information they need direct from the President himself, there were more than a few people who were not best pleased with Rowling’s comparison.
“Hate” pic was taken many hours before the start of the event, so ?
— camalow (@itsBieM) May 19, 2018
— Debbie Walker ⚛️ (@spellwight) May 19, 2018
And, to be fair to those Trump fans who got worked up in a lather over Rowling’s tweet (you’ve got to love how inane that reads) they may have a point.
See, the official Twitter account of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, where the wedding was held, proudly tweeted that over 100,000 people had been present for the royal nuptials.
— RBWM (@RBWM) May 19, 2018
By comparison, crowd scientists – from Manchester, in Britain, no less – esimated 160,000 people were at Trump’s inauguration.
For the record, Rowling was actually pipped to the comparison by the BBC, with BBC 3 putting out this tweet a number of hours earlier.
just saying ¯_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/1zoOGFKeU3
— BBC Three (@bbcthree) May 19, 2018
Of course, an embittered account by the name of Americanist Times responded with the brilliant observation that the USA is, like, heaps bigger in land size than the island of Great Britain.
just sayin… pic.twitter.com/H7FGee5ZKM
— Americanist Times ن (@AmericanistTime) May 21, 2018