The extremist Republican held a town hall in Cobb County, Georgia, on Thursday that seemed to be attended mostly by supporters. She’s popular in her district, winning reelection with nearly 66% of the vote in last year’s election.
Considering that margin, she must have felt pretty safe tweeting a video showing her hometown audience.
However, it only took one person to ruin the optics, flipping Greene the bird as the camera panned the crowd.
Here’s her original tweet (look closely at the first few seconds):
WOW — thank you so much Cobb County! It is great to be back home in Northwest Georgia!! 🍑 pic.twitter.com/ZYIqFUVW5x
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) June 2, 2023
And here’s a screenshot, courtesy of Twitter user @PatriotTakes, pointing out the man giving Greene the middle finger.
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) June 2, 2023
Despite her electoral success, a lot more Americans view Greene as unfavorable than favorable, according to a YouGov poll in January.
Naturally, Twitter users had thoughts.
OMG, MTG gonna need some ointment for this burn🤣😂🤣 https://t.co/tmPmjOdtdJ
— 🏴☠️ Bob Lawrence🟧 🟦--Obama is #1 (@TrumpluvsObama) June 2, 2023
— Auntie Fa aka Penelope's Perspective (@PenelopesBooks) June 2, 2023
Oh Good. Intelligent life does exist in EmptyGreene's district https://t.co/GD2ivIlqvZ
— ☯️ PartyOfCoup ☮️ #DemocracyWins ☯️ #Vegan (@PartyofCoup) June 2, 2023
The time honored one fingered salute! https://t.co/S7OANUSC2w
— Daisy Slinger - Peacenik (@AbbaZabbaDoodle) June 2, 2023
This wasn’t the only optics issue Greene faced this week.
On Memorial Day, she sent out a tweet featuring a version of the U.S. flag with just 18 stars.