After lashing out at Vermont Senator and Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Twitter, President Donald Trump continued the tirade, this time bringing another expected Democratic candidate into the loop as well: former Vice President Joe Biden.
It's unsurprising that Trump is already launching attacks (and nicknames) against the growing field of 2020 Democratic candidates—confirmed and otherwise—yet it was the last sentence of a strange tweet against Biden and Sanders that stood out to people.
I believe it will be Crazy Bernie Sanders vs. Sleepy Joe Biden as the two finalists to run against maybe the best E… https://t.co/qHn7CkEoq2— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1555464279.0
For those who are fortunate enough to have never mourned the loss of a person, "May God rest their soul" and other iterations of the phrase are typically reserved for those who are dead.
Knowing this, many people were confused by what Trump meant.
@realDonaldTrump "May God Rest His Soul": a phrase used to show respect when speaking about someone who is dead. WT… https://t.co/qhrv409luE— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1555464490.0
@realDonaldTrump "May God Rest Their Soul?" Is that a threat? I got put in Twitmo for less.— Edan Clay 🇺🇸 (@Edan Clay 🇺🇸)1555473488.0
@realDonaldTrump You mean: May God BLESS their soul. May God rest their soul is what you say when someone dies. Rea… https://t.co/fZGZ40BOz3— Dawn Young-McDaniel ♿️ (@Dawn Young-McDaniel ♿️)1555465522.0
The tweets spurred a pattern that's become all too familiar.
People are questioning Donald Trump's mental fitness and speculating that it's getting worse.
@realDonaldTrump Sir, you are not well.— Logskinner (@Logskinner)1555509051.0
@realDonaldTrump This guy has gone. I give him a year before the dementia causes him to leave office. He would be w… https://t.co/uhUK93KoOe— Shaun (@Shaun)1555510390.0
@realDonaldTrump I don’t think you know what words mean.— ImpishlyThankful (@ImpishlyThankful)1555508385.0
@realDonaldTrump You can barely talk now and it's getting much worse. Who will the GOP run for POTUS in 2020? Haley… https://t.co/KxjXUQHeN0— Tom Joseph (@Tom Joseph)1555465803.0
The 2020 race is only just underway, and if the 2016 campaigns were any indication, the nation is in for a harrowing ride.
May God rest our souls.