After the release of the Mueller report, President Donald Trump took to his favorite form of communication to plead his case to the masses.
The President shared several videos as well as a strange two word tweet.
It said just:
PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1555589228.0
@realDonaldTrump Wait, is PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT when the President is harassed or when the President is doing the harassment?— Tommy Brown #FreeAssange (@Tommy Brown #FreeAssange)1555666292.0
If PRESIDENTIAL PARDON means being pardoned by the president then PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT! would mean - being Ha… https://t.co/Fm5yIR4N1d— Nathan Becker (@Nathan Becker)1555641923.0
Though it is unclear what Trump was referring to, someone featured in another Trump Twitter video had a perfect response to the cryptic tweet.
Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota posted:
"No thanks, just lived through one!"
No thanks, just lived through one! https://t.co/W7ZjgvosHN— Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan Omar)1555631155.0
And Representative Omar was not the only one to interpret Trump's two word tweet.
Several raised issues with Trump's attacks on President Barack Obama.
“Presidential harassment” is when an obnoxious reality TV star claims over and over again that the first black Pres… https://t.co/kZHZv5wi88— David Cicilline (@David Cicilline)1555591646.0
@realDonaldTrump PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT! https://t.co/IpO12LYfXF— ᴛʀᴜᴛʜ ᴡʀɪᴛᴇʀ (@ᴛʀᴜᴛʜ ᴡʀɪᴛᴇʀ)1555593707.0
@realDonaldTrump MORE PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT! https://t.co/QWN2vgpMWY— ᴛʀᴜᴛʜ ᴡʀɪᴛᴇʀ (@ᴛʀᴜᴛʜ ᴡʀɪᴛᴇʀ)1555594059.0
@realDonaldTrump YEARS & YEARS OF PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT! https://t.co/czyK0cr6iL— ᴛʀᴜᴛʜ ᴡʀɪᴛᴇʀ (@ᴛʀᴜᴛʜ ᴡʀɪᴛᴇʀ)1555594422.0
Some saw a hidden message in Trump's tweet.
"Presidential Harassment" is an anagram for "It's a neanderthal's simper" https://t.co/161s93nYuh— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson)1555591396.0
Others gave lists of who President Trump harassed.
And I quote “grab them by the pussy” but sure dude, presidential harassment https://t.co/IgwpA5tzFG— Daniel Lincoln (@Daniel Lincoln)1555602994.0
@realDonaldTrump True! You have been harassing the intelligence community, the congress, hard working government e… https://t.co/gseQ0KcfAT— BinnMall (@BinnMall)1555673304.0
@POTUS 4get about #PresidentialHarassment more like #presidentialembarrassment https://t.co/fIB3TE28PC— fifiEarthAngel (@fifiEarthAngel)1555611720.0
President Trump found little sympathy on Twitter.
Many questions arose from the President's tweet.
@realDonaldTrump Wouldn't one have to first be "presidential" to claim presidential harassment?— Larry (@Larry)1555681660.0
@davidcicilline No, he’s right. There’s presidential harassment going on every day. SO WHY DOESN’T HE STOP HARASSI… https://t.co/hoVWklz7tV— Lori K (@Lori K)1555600910.0
@realDonaldTrump Presidential harassment is part of the job. Remember how you harassed former President Barack Obam… https://t.co/laM7K0zzAL— Marilyn Beth (@Marilyn Beth)1555649430.0
As well as many comments on the topic.
@realDonaldTrump It's not presidential harassment when you tell people around you to lie. If he was a CEO he would… https://t.co/SR5DffQnYN— Bob austin (@Bob austin)1555673512.0
@realDonaldTrump That “presidential harassment” to which you’re referring is called checks and balances. Deal with… https://t.co/WmLk4ZjJpT— Miranda Yaver (@Miranda Yaver)1555589287.0
Imagine believing in presidential harassment but not sexual harassment https://t.co/Qq7bpJdVPa— irish (@irish)1555633300.0
@funder It's only presidential harassment if you in fact won the presidency fair and square without Russian involve… https://t.co/vUKIO6pjTq— 🇵🇷🦄🎮Z.W.🕹🦄🇵🇷 (@🇵🇷🦄🎮Z.W.🕹🦄🇵🇷)1555594568.0
@realDonaldTrump Yes you exercise this abuse of power "PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT" excessively. History will measure you it always does!— Scott Volkers (@Scott Volkers)1555661574.0
@realDonaldTrump Presidential harassment? Scrutiny of a presidents actions while in office should be welcomed in a… https://t.co/fgnLKmWseB— Sean Sweet (@Sean Sweet)1555656750.0
@realDonaldTrump "Presidential harassment" means harassment committed by a president, or harassment conducted in a… https://t.co/SKbnkaqFJT— Amanda Berry (@Amanda Berry)1555648728.0
President Trump often employs simplistic catchphrases and rhetoric for his base. Indeed, in addition to "lock her up," "build the wall" and "MAGA," many of Trump's ardent supporters immediately adopted his latest, tweeting about supposed presidential harassment.
@ToscaAusten If the DEMONcrats don't know any better by now, they are dealing with a Patient Man who's a Genius and… https://t.co/ws1nVvAlv2— usmade1001 (@usmade1001)1555637862.0
So while most of Twitter scratches their heads over the tweet, the intended audience got the message loud and clear.