President Donald Trump started his Thursday by hopping onto Twitter and boasting that the White House is operating like a "smooth running machine." Needless to say, the president has been getting dragged for it day.
"Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner had NOTHING to do with the so-called “pushing out” of Don McGahn.The Fake News Media has it, purposely, so wrong!" Trump wrote. "They love to portray chaos in the White House when they know that chaos doesn’t exist-just a “smooth running machine” with changing parts!"
Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner had NOTHING to do with the so called “pushing out” of Don McGahn.The Fake News Media h… https://t.co/WQ6KC1gsxt— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1535629468.0
Trump fired White House Counsel Don McGahn on Wednesday morning, (via Twitter of course), fueling rumors that his daughter and other senior staffers were concerned that the firing was due to Trump's displeasure over the Russia investigation. In January, Trump learned McGahn had fully cooperated with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Twitter users quickly pointed out that Trump's White House doesn't resemble anything close to a "smooth running machine," specifically due to its historically high turnover, non-stop leaks, and legal entanglements.
@realDonaldTrump "Smooth running machine". 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/HktQ4CA7Df— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly)1535637267.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump‘s record: • Most games of golf played • Least amount of bills signed • Lowest approval ratin… https://t.co/Ara7ljls2t— Thorsten (@Thorsten)1535633548.0
@Airvooocht @realDonaldTrump Most lawyers flipped? Lol— shaleen (@shaleen)1535633980.0
@realDonaldTrump “Just a “smooth running machine” with changing parts!” Right! Just like a 1988 Yugo! Except they… https://t.co/dvws8V2CaJ— Bruce Lindner (@Bruce Lindner)1535634049.0
@realDonaldTrump Right https://t.co/ymUhfDYakI— mark schade aka Spanky Dennison (@mark schade aka Spanky Dennison)1535631487.0
@realDonaldTrump "Smooth running machine". https://t.co/pVm4juCY91— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly)1535637342.0
@realDonaldTrump Sure, to be fair, most “smooth running machines” are run by 72 year old men who watch cable news a… https://t.co/Lw9MfWuxJO— #Resist Trumpism (@#Resist Trumpism)1535636543.0
People are wondering if a bombshell is about to drop.
@LukaBrazzi There must be something big coming down soon. He's gone completely crazy the last two days.— DJMcNeer🇺🇸🌊🇺🇸 (@DJMcNeer🇺🇸🌊🇺🇸)1535634542.0
An indictment of Donald Trump Jr. perhaps?
@realDonaldTrump Trump is panic tweeting a storm today- I bet we are about to get more news that Robert Mueller is… https://t.co/ForOpOPFSy— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1535630054.0
Trump tweeted again a few hours later, saying he is "very excited about the person who will be taking the place of Don McGahn as White House Counsel!" The unhinged tweet also contained denials that McGahn stopped Trump from firing Mueller and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Note: this is the second time Trump tweeted this. The first version was deleted (in violation of the Presidential Records Act) because Trump misspelled "Counsel."
I am very excited about the person who will be taking the place of Don McGahn as White House Counsel! I liked Don,… https://t.co/cSLJqyZDy1— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1535636340.0
@realDonaldTrump Spelling „counsel“ is your personal Vietnam, isn‘t it?— Thorsten (@Thorsten)1535637336.0
Trump has publicly denied considering firing Mueller or Sessions, however, this tweet appears to refute that.
Trump repeated himself.
The Rigged Russia Witch Hunt did not come into play, even a little bit, with respect to my decision on Don McGahn!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1535635068.0
"Rigged witch hunt," right.
@realDonaldTrump This 'rigged witch hunt' has... 131 criminal charges 35 indictments 5 Guilty pleas from former Tr… https://t.co/YnbFKr6WOi— Thorsten (@Thorsten)1535635258.0
@realDonaldTrump BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Chief, let's get real. #McGahn got the boot cause he spent 30 hrs w/… https://t.co/xSgEQqmzOx— Miss Cuffy, Unstable Genius🥃🔥🌳 (@Miss Cuffy, Unstable Genius🥃🔥🌳)1535636936.0
And then there was this gem. Huh?
The only thing James Comey ever got right was when he said that President Trump was not under investigation!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1535630188.0
No one is buying it.
@realDonaldTrump Because at the time it was a counter intelligence investigation trying to assess what and how the… https://t.co/TowoFksymM— ⚜️Pierre de Resistance⚜️ (@⚜️Pierre de Resistance⚜️)1535633537.0
@realDonaldTrump 18 months ago... you should have asked him if you were "a person of interest."— Geo Steve (@Geo Steve)1535635543.0
@realDonaldTrump HahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHa… https://t.co/fFIag5NnPt— Eric Vale (@Eric Vale)1535637987.0
@realDonaldTrump *big inhale..... HahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHahahahaHahahahaH… https://t.co/5MoiVu92rN— Eric Vale (@Eric Vale)1535638011.0