A blame-filled rant from the president on Twitter, not a new phenomenon, is drawing significant backlash from the online community.
This includes a particularly scathing comeback from GOP strategist and self-styled "media guy" Rick Wilson.
Trump's rant started with a quote from Fox and Friends co-anchor Brian Kilmeade.
"The Dems are complicating matters again. Keeping Mueller out of it was the focus. Keeping it crisp & simple was the key, and now all of a sudden they are saying maybe we'll go back and visit the Mueller probe, which is absolutely unbelievable, and shows they don't care about the American public's tone deafness - & it should be intolerable, because the American people have had it with this."
He then went on to attempt to lay the blame for everything going wrong in the country at the feet of the Democrats, and a common imaginary scapegoat—The Radical Left, who are supposedly working to "make it as hard as possible for me to properly run our Country!"
"The Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats have gone CRAZY. They want to make it as hard as possible for me to properly run our Country!"
....the American public’s tone deafness - & it should be intolerable, because the American people have had it with… https://t.co/BUPgjR8KTE— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1577193358.0
Wilson wasn't having any of it, though, and turned Trump's words back on him.
"Your corruption and mental disorders make it hard for you to run the country. Full Stop."
Your corruption and mental disorders make it hard for you to run the country. Full stop. https://t.co/3Iw9YANF5o— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson)1577193979.0
Most other people were not fooled by Trump's blustering assertion that the Democrats are to blame, either. Many tweeted replies that echoed Wilson's statement.
@realDonaldTrump @kilmeade @foxandfriends Donald Trump is bold faced lying to you. Republicans controlled majoritie… https://t.co/yfr0Mxwk5B— ♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo)1577193505.0
@realDonaldTrump @kilmeade @foxandfriends The only one who seems CRAZY is you...— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1577193698.0
@realDonaldTrump @kilmeade @foxandfriends "Properly run our country"? You don't even know how windmills work. https://t.co/MzUBzhN1bq— D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️)1577200617.0
@realDonaldTrump @kilmeade @foxandfriends There’s no need for Democrats to intervene. You haven’t properly run the country from day one.— Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️ (@Jean L.P. Jaurès 🌎🔬📚⚖️)1577193714.0
@TheRickWilson @gtconway3d On his best day Trump running the Country is a nightmare at best. Sane or not he’s runni… https://t.co/eF8jEegRbj— Stephen Farris 🌊 🇺🇸🌊🇺🇸 (@Stephen Farris 🌊 🇺🇸🌊🇺🇸)1577199178.0
@TheRickWilson Not to mention his sheer, staggering incompetence.— John Manier (@John Manier)1577204202.0
@itsJeffTiedrich @realDonaldTrump The picture of true leadership...tirelessly pausing his dvr to share quotes to th… https://t.co/jWWPxhRUDg— Travis Barrentine (@Travis Barrentine)1577195600.0
Others pointed out that he seemed quite eager to shift the blame, and attention, away from himself.
@realDonaldTrump @kilmeade @foxandfriends hey guys the twentyfourseven perpetual motion felony factory and obstruct… https://t.co/OOBrrcSQdJ— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1577193472.0
Some simply Tweeted that it isn't the Democrats that Americans are fed up with.
@realDonaldTrump @kilmeade @foxandfriends We’ve had it with Trump who violated the constitution.— David Weissman (@David Weissman)1577193449.0
And some decided to spread a little holiday cheer.
@Airvooocht @realDonaldTrump @kilmeade @foxandfriends And Happy Gone-ukah!— bettyg (@bettyg)1577197472.0