People were disappointed they did not have a chance to bet on Trump’s willingness to lie to people in the United States in a live telecast.
Why I didn’t know about this? I will wake up rich this morning.
— JG (@jgtogo) January 9, 2019
Wish I had seen this I would have bet multiple times .
— immigrantsage (@immigrantsage) January 9, 2019
Wish I would have known about this…. I would have banked.
— Mr. Grey (@TheTedForester) January 9, 2019
I wish I had known about this. Easy money.
— Sarahcelia Marie (@blaskis24) January 9, 2019
I would have bet my monthly pension he would lie a minimum of 3 times. trump can’t help himself
— Adrian Murray (@polyphonicism) January 9, 2019
Others could not believe Bookmaker set the lies threshold so low.
Wow. The site bet on him lying – but thought the 8min time constraint would restrain his lies to 3.5 whoppers – they were wrong! He told 6 big lies in 8 minutes.
— BLOOP! (@susiemcdonnell) January 9, 2019
They need better odds makers. Clearly the man who can’t NOT lie was going to tell more than 3.5 lies last night. #LiarInChief
— JenaiHuff (@JenaiHuff) January 9, 2019
WTH? I thought the over/under should be closer to 20.
— Greg Robinson (@GregR1970) January 9, 2019
That’s totally ridiculous.
— HoneyBea (@natrikamode) January 9, 2019
How COULD they have lost? he would’ve had to lie NO MORE than 3 times.
— Bill Verna (@verna_bill) January 9, 2019
And some characterized the President’s behavior as childish.
He lies because the truth is he’s never had anything valuable to offer so he makes stuff up to make it seem like he does.
— FreestylerMom 🇺🇸 ⛷️ (@HighPlainsGirl1) January 9, 2019
— Elizabeth Carmichael (@ElizabethCarml) January 9, 2019
But was there another motive for the speech?
Shortly after the speech aired, the Trump campaign sent out an email asking for donations.
Trump just sent his SECOND fundraising email today asking for money based on his “speech”
This was a campaign event disguised as a presidential msg and the networks all fell for it pic.twitter.com/E5oEKpcQ2U
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) January 9, 2019