President Donald Trump's "Homecoming" rally in Sunrise, Florida on Tuesday night hit all of the President's usual marks: profanity, falsehoods, and calls to imprison his 2016 opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
With news that Trump recently took an unexpected trip to Walter Reed Medical Center, Trump falsely claimed that media reports said he had a massive heart attack. While media outlets reported that Trump's hospital visit was unconventional at the least, no reputable outlets speculated what the visit for.
Never one to give up a grudge, Trump repeated the claim that he simply had gone in for one phase of a scheduled physical.
Then things got weird..er.
Trump began talking about having to take his shirt off for the doctor, then went on a tangent about his chest.
"Show us that gorgeous chest. We want to see it. We've never seen a chest quite like it."
The trolling continued the day after the rally when the President of the United States tweeted a picture of himself photoshopped onto Rocky star Sylvester Stallone's body.
https://t.co/11nzKwOCtU— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1574870079.0
Even as a joke, people were cringing at the pettiness of the President, who surely has better things to do.
The President of the United States just sent this out, as perfectly normal national leaders often do https://t.co/1c3hPdriiU— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols)1574872596.0
Really appreciate all the Trump apologists telling me that a man who is this willing to broadcast his insecurity is… https://t.co/mnHipym2Hm— emptywheel (@emptywheel)1574872098.0
normal American president doing what stable, normal presidents do, tweeting shops of themselves as prizefighters th… https://t.co/HAz0OLiCYA— The Mountain Goats (@The Mountain Goats)1574882994.0
@realDonaldTrump You've never looked like this in your life. Tweeting this out for world leaders to see is bad for… https://t.co/JkVm1PiTnS— Victoria Brownworth (@Victoria Brownworth)1574872865.0
It brought to light a double standard as well.
1. Can you imagine if any elected woman ever, posted a photoshop of herself as a VS model? 2. Not even on your bes… https://t.co/eJLVvmZyJN— Molly X (@Molly X)1574875015.0
There's a reason Trump's approval with men is 20 points higher than with women - and there's a 40 point gender gap… https://t.co/w0EPzPNXbQ— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1574880355.0
hOlY tOxIc mAsCuLiNiTy https://t.co/utMWXeOFU8— Anthony Michael Kreis (@Anthony Michael Kreis)1574870136.0
The President's supporters champion Trump's obsession with "owning the libs" on their behalf. It's worth wondering, however, when the President will rise above vilifying his critics and trying to unify the country.
It's been three years already, so don't hold your breath.