On Wednesday President Donald Trump gave a press conference in the Rose Garden to address the Mueller investigation and other ongoing investigations. While the President's threat to not address needed infrastructure maintenance and repairs is not funny, his handwritten notes for his latest press appearance are proving otherwise.
Dan Eggen of The Washington Post shared a photo of Trump's handwritten notes taken by Post photographer Jabin Botsford. Eggen captioned his Twitter share:
"Trump notes captured by [Jabin Botsford]:
'They want to impeach me over acts that they did' 'Dems have no achomlishments [sic]'"
Trump notes captured by @jabinbotsford: “They want to impeach me over acts that they did” “Dems have no achomlishm… https://t.co/46KKcV5dAo— Dan Eggen (@Dan Eggen) 1558569111.0
Botsford shared his photo as well.
POTUS @realDonaldTrump in the Rose Garden yesterday. @washingtonpost #trump https://t.co/zWbJkyuD8F— Jabin Botsford (@Jabin Botsford) 1558625767.0
People shared different angles and perspectives of the photo to capture all of the handwritten notes' contents.
@SarahBurris @DanEggenWPost @jabinbotsford Best I could do https://t.co/lgm6pGsKAi— Kenneth Handersen (@Kenneth Handersen) 1558570272.0
@DanEggenWPost @jabinbotsford larger and flipped https://t.co/9xJmco0tKj— Sarah Burris (@Sarah Burris) 1558569341.0
@SarahBurris @DanEggenWPost @jabinbotsford “Achomlishments”— I Dream of Oregon (@I Dream of Oregon) 1558570348.0
@IDreamOfOregon @SarahBurris @DanEggenWPost @jabinbotsford I think one of his former staff members stated he had th… https://t.co/sLhJKSp8pE— Amanda (@Amanda) 1558576053.0
@bluebird21833 @IDreamOfOregon @SarahBurris @DanEggenWPost @jabinbotsford I think a 5th grade kid would know there’s a “p” in accomplishment— Zap “Action” Robs-dower (@Zap “Action” Robs-dower) 1558577857.0
@RobuShiro @bluebird21833 @IDreamOfOregon @DanEggenWPost @jabinbotsford right? just sound that out, ya know?— Sarah Burris (@Sarah Burris) 1558578296.0
"Achomlishments" stood out for many people.
@DanEggenWPost @KevinMKruse @jabinbotsford Judge a man not by his spelling but by his achomlishments— Roger Wilson (@Roger Wilson) 1558579282.0
In his own handwritten notes, Trump scribbled down that Dems have no “achomlishments”. I can’t even imagine how mu… https://t.co/4H4bu9GSrl— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer) 1558620269.0
@DanEggenWPost @maggieNYT @jabinbotsford Imagine the jobs you wouldn’t get if your cover letter said achomlishments— Laughing Cavs (@Laughing Cavs) 1558573765.0
@DanEggenWPost @jabinbotsford So he doesn’t slur his words. He just thinks they’re spelled that way. Achomlishments… https://t.co/Cb0Fo9mYgT— Mueller, She Wrote Podcast (@Mueller, She Wrote Podcast) 1558583129.0
@krassenstein @realDonaldTrump The fact that he even needs notes is embarrassing enough. I see our Democratic presi… https://t.co/Sjq6xooF1a— D Lee (@D Lee) 1558628704.0
And of course, then came the jokes.
@SarahBurris @RobuShiro @bluebird21833 @IDreamOfOregon @DanEggenWPost @jabinbotsford But when you're on that much A… https://t.co/E4htlWeRAr— Katherine (@Katherine) 1558583301.0
@SarahBurris @DanEggenWPost @jabinbotsford https://t.co/7ZVCfWWnoq— Brian Orce (@Brian Orce) 1558580974.0
@SarahBurris @DanEggenWPost @jabinbotsford I really expected them to be in crayon.— Friend of Nunes’ cow (@Friend of Nunes’ cow) 1558579931.0
@DanEggenWPost @jabinbotsford Even spell check is like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/fGRUOwUn83— Elizabeth Randol (@Elizabeth Randol) 1558578778.0
Make way for a man of achomlishments. https://t.co/Wosod95Met— Schooley (@Schooley) 1558588530.0
@Rschooley https://t.co/FZqLN2DA9b— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi) 1558589562.0
@DipswitchDan @Rschooley @dannotdaniel It’s easier to take in after a nice cup or covfefe— MLE 🌺🌊 (@MLE 🌺🌊) 1558590206.0
"Achomlishments" was not the only word questioned.
@SarahBurris @DanEggenWPost @jabinbotsford Intentially?— Nadia C. Whuddumsayin 🚦🚨🆘 (@Nadia C. Whuddumsayin 🚦🚨🆘) 1558613830.0
Some Democrats decided to share their "achomlishments" for the President.
“Achomlishments” Climate action HR1 Ethics Reform Offered RX drug bills Minimum wage increase LGBTQ protections Im… https://t.co/kZJwzbSdef— Rep. Don Beyer (@Rep. Don Beyer) 1558578113.0
This is not the first time President Trump's notes drew attention. His note cards for a meeting with the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School also required close scrutiny.
Once again people remarked on the President'd use of a permanent marker to write.
@DanEggenWPost @jabinbotsford Totally normal man makes business notes with a Sharpie.— CK (@CK) 1558577085.0
@Dredwine @DanEggenWPost @maggieNYT @jabinbotsford Plus a damn Sharpie?? Has he lost the fine motor control to hold a normal ballpoint?— Hilary #VetsforGunReform (@Hilary #VetsforGunReform) 1558582124.0
@CPTDisgruntled @Dredwine @DanEggenWPost @maggieNYT @jabinbotsford Could be eyesight.— xyphophorus (@xyphophorus) 1558588533.0
@xyphophorus @CPTDisgruntled @Dredwine @DanEggenWPost @maggieNYT @jabinbotsford Some of his struggles with teleprom… https://t.co/ITvwd8PzuT— Winter Tashlin (@Winter Tashlin) 1558610315.0
@wintersong @xyphophorus @CPTDisgruntled @Dredwine @DanEggenWPost @maggieNYT @jabinbotsford Might have started here… https://t.co/ZwKzgqwh0K— LoraLou (@LoraLou) 1558617902.0
@DanEggenWPost @maggieNYT @jabinbotsford At least it not written with crayon.— HSHakim (@HSHakim) 1558570089.0
Trump's impromptu remarks—complete with signage and prepared handwritten misspelled notes aside—may be humorous on some level. But the purpose should be noted.
President Donald Trump told Democratic leaders and the people of the United States that no infrastructure needs will be met unless all investigations into his potentially illegal activities cease.
And that is no laughing matter.