(The Root) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney threw Twitter for quite a loop today.
He surprised everyone by tweeting a picture of his newly adopted grandson, who is absolutely, positively gorgeous and adorable and precious — and also black, judging from the picture.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) September 20, 2013
Given Romney’s history of being perceived as not the most open-minded man when it comes to race, Twitter had quite a few jokes to toss about.
Jesse… RT @jesseberney: “If I had a grandson, he’d look like Trayvon.” -President Mitt Romney
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) September 20, 2013
I can’t wait for the “I’m not racist. We adopted a black baby” thing to come up.
— Xavier D’Leau (@TheXDExperience) September 20, 2013
Gotta rescue that black baby from the Romneys ASAP
— W.E.B.B.I.E DuBois (@fivefifths) September 20, 2013
Dear lil black baby Romney, Run! Signed, blk ppl
— Jake fromState Farm (@Prime_Bee) September 20, 2013
Laughs aside, no one can deny how darling little Kieran James is.