Jonathan Chait is a liberal/progressive commentator and writer for New York magazine. He was previously a senior editor at The New Republic and an assistant editor of The American Prospect. He writes a periodic column in the Los Angeles Times. Chait was born to an American Jewish family.
On March 2, 2016, Jonathan Chait @jonathanchait tweeted this:
That tweet has come back to haunt Chait after some bloggers recently discovered it, which prompted Chait to issue a denial: It’s a joke, folks!
What is a joke is his new fawning book on Obama’s “enduring” legacy, Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Cheated a Legacy That Will Prevail, which Chait is urging people to buy. Make sure you shun his book!
The tweets in response to his book are hilarious. Here’s a sample:
Perry: “His legacy will be his massive debt explosion. That will be remembered for a very long time.”
kiwitrump: “but most of all he’s really kicking himself for putting that computer-generated forgery from Kinkos on the WH website”
Karen Steffens: “I call Bullshit!”
TheaterCabinet.com: “what is the legacy????”
AROB/GTOWN: “Do you have anymore jokes, I gotta good laugh after this last tweet!”
Ron: “this will be found in the fiction section at Barnes and Noble”
Alex Ragen: “In 2 weeks, Trump will undo it all.”