This Half an Onion Is on a Quest to Get More Twitter Followers Than Donald Trump

Donald Trump has one of the most popular accounts on Twitter, with over 33 million followers, but a piece if produce in a plastic zip bag wants to prove it can do even better than the President of the United States.

“What if this account that is simply half an onion in a Ziploc bag ended up with more followers than @realDonaldTrump?” That was the tweet that signaled the rise of @HalfOnioninABag, a literal half an onion with big dreams. Set up on the day of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, the tongue-in-cheek account has already attracted over 490,000 followers, and while that’s nowhere near close to 22 million, it’s a surprisingly good start.


Unless this half onion actually has a mind of its own, the account was set up by a human user, but known known who it is. The mystery operator did respond to a direct message from Cnet, saying “I wanted to make some noise and make some people laugh in the process because I think we’re gonna all need a good dose of humor to get through this.” The joke wen viral and now the half onion in a bag has nearly half a million Twitter followers.


Speaking about its long-term goals, the humble produce tweeted “I won’t clog your feeds. I’m just here to get more followers than @realDonaldTrump & then hopefully be used on a hamburger or in an omelet.” Most of its other tweets are onion-related jibes at the controversial 45th President of the United States, some of which are actually pretty funny.


The followers of @HalfOnioninABag seem pretty enthusiastic about the project, with many tweeting encouraging messages like ” Make America grate again!” How cool is that!


Supposing that its follower rate stays the same and Donald Trump’s stays the same, it would still take the half an onion about a year to match The Donald. Can it do it? Who knows, but I’m loving the ambition. There’s a lesson here, humans, even if you’re half a produce, you can still dream big.


The otherwise outspoken President Trump has so far been tight-lipped about @HalfOnioninABag. I guess he doesn’t feel threatened by it just yet. Never underestimate a half an onion, sir!