Former President Donald Trump's campaign and presidency were defined by his erratic temper, his glorification of violence, and his obsession with retribution.
Trump would regularly announce sweeping policy changes and administration shakeups on Twitter. He'd berate reporters and call for violence against protesters. On multiple occasions, Trump's actions from the Executive Branch directly led to chaos in the streets, most notably in the deadly failed insurrection of January 6.
What's more, there's evidence that Trump relished this chaos. When House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy frantically called rump as pro-Trump extremists stormed the Capitol, imploring then-President Trump to tell them to leave.
According to Republican Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, who was present for the call, Trump told McCarthy:
"Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are."
It would be hours before Trump finally told the rioters to go home, with the caveat that he loved them and that they were "very special."
It's safe to say that Trump's reign was anything but calm.
That's why recent comments from Trump's former National Economic Director Larry Kudlow raised eyebrows across the internet.
A very real thing that Larry Kudlow just said on Fox Business: "When I say I yearn for the calmness of Donald Trump… https://t.co/WX6Lceaaew— The Recount (@The Recount) 1631449946.0
In a Fox Business segment on his own show, Kudlow said:
"When I say that I yearn for the calmness of Donald Trump, I'm being actually quite serious here. I'm not worried about tweets or whatever."
The comments came just days after Kudlow praised Trump's "calm, peaceful, placid leadership."
It's a good thing Kudlow noted he doesn't care about "tweets or whatever," because social media users roasted his comments.
Oh yes, those halcyon days when we went from one Trump crisis to another. There's something wrong with Kudlow. https://t.co/uHAU5UpHSl— Roundtown Girl Again (@Roundtown Girl Again) 1631452812.0
Of all things I cannot in good conscience associate with that fool, is "calmness". My God. Are these people for rea… https://t.co/EVmupF6OPR— Priscilla Galstaun🕯 (@Priscilla Galstaun🕯) 1631545543.0
During the administration of Donald the Impeached Impeached we thought that Larry had brain damage. Here is more p… https://t.co/wPtQ4zM59d— I_was_there_for_715 (@I_was_there_for_715) 1631504050.0
We must stop excusing this rhetoric as unhinged, crazy lunacy. They are liars. They know exactly what they are doing https://t.co/zQxxX4NV7D— LilithInDC (@LilithInDC) 1631457935.0
What Larry really yearns for is the calmness of his tax deferred bank acount https://t.co/uJmi8kQG4L— marie777 (@marie777) 1631475574.0
They saw the moment as a good time to claim that Kudlow has been wrong about "literally everything."
At least Kudlow seems at home at Fox.