Twitter Erupts As President Trump Congratulates Himself on Widely Panned Press Conference

Twitter Erupts As President Trump Congratulates Himself on Widely Panned Press Conference

There Was A Surreal Reaction On Twitter From President Trump, His Allies And His Opponents To His Press Conference

President Donald Trump’s hastily arranged, 77-minute long Thursday press conference was anything but routine. Global media outlets have classified it as “confidently unhinged“, “meandering“, “chaotic“, “sociopathic“, “bizarre” and “alternative reality“. And it wasn’t just the outlets which the president has deemed “fake news” that were critical. Much to the chagrin of his audience, Fox News’ Shepard Smith said:

“It’s crazy what we’re watching every day. It’s absolutely crazy. He keeps repeating ridiculous, throwaway lines that are not true at all and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia as if we’re some kind of fools for asking the question. Really? Your opposition was hacked and the Russians were responsible for it and your people were on the phone with Russia on the same day it was happening and we’re fools for asking the questions? No sir.”


Yet the president got the approval from the only demographic he’s concerned with. Taking to (you guesses it) twitter, the President shared the accolades from conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh while simultaneously deeming all criticisms “fake news”:

This gave users the opportunity to kick their President’s Day Weekend off by airing their grievances with the current officeholder in spectacular fashion.

Trump’s especially strange interaction about the Congressional Black Caucus inspired some responses: 

So did his “word salad” approach. 

A few users were more blunt and honest in their assessment. 

While others targeted the object of Trump’s affection. 

Many offered free psychological advice. 

Memes and cartoons were prominently featured. 

The president’s erroneous claim to have had the largest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan was openly fact-checked and mocked. 

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Here’s a rather zen approach to fake news. 

As one would expect, Saturday Night Live was often referenced in the response tree. 

But above all else, this twitter account spoke for tens of millions of Americans perfectly. 

Featured Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images News and twitter users @MarkPygas, @crehage, @tonyposnanski, and @azalben

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Ed Hanratty is a Reverb Press contributor and freelance political journalist. A lifelong New Jerseyan, he prides himself on having just enough Garden State sarcasm and skepticism to keep his bleeding heart in check. Keep up with Ed’s work and random ramblings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the links below…but not Snapchat — that’s where he’s decided to draw the social media line. (For Now)