The bottomless hole of embellishments on his CV and falsehoods about his history have made New York Congressman-Elect George Santos the target of jokes throughout social media. One Twitter user put it this way: “George Santos is still trending on the internet that he founded.”
The 34-year-old Republican who will represent northeast Queens and parts of Long Island’s North Shore in Congress has drawn fire for claiming his mother died in the World Trade Center 9/11 attacks, that his “grandparents fled Jewish persecution in Ukraine, settled in Belgium, and again fled persecution during WWII,” that he received a degree in economics and finance from CUNY’s Baruch College, and that he worked at Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.
And the more falsehoods that come to light, the more jokes there are to be made about him.
“When you consider Jorge Santos’s resume, how could it possibly be anything other than fake? Gay, Jewish, managed an animal rescue organization, and both of their parents made it through the Holocaust… Comedian Steve Bluestein claimed on Facebook that the only hot talking point he didn’t put on there was that he rescued lives during the Hindenburg tragedy and danced with the Rockettes.
Actor Billy Baldwin delivered a double whammy to him by making jokes about how Santos had gone to the moon, divided the Red Sea, and marched with Martin Luther King Jr. during the Selma March.
Take a look at some of the following examples out of many:
George Santos parting The Red Sea. pic.twitter.com/WynwbcFWiY— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) December 30, 2022
George Santos raising the flag at Iwo Jima. pic.twitter.com/Tr1ecrrjSa— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) December 30, 2022
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