Another day, another bizarre President Trump social media moment.
A social media dragging for the ages ensued earlier today when, while denying an allegation that was never made in the first place, Trump called himself "your favorite president." You can probably guess how well that went over--practically the moment the tweet left the President's phone, the phrase was trending for all the wrong reasons.
It all began when Trump tweeted in response to a new book that alleges what exactly sent the President for an unscheduled visit to Walter Reed Medical Center last November.
It never ends! Now they are trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes. Never happened to THIS candidate - FAKE NEWS. Perhaps they are referring to another candidate from another Party!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2020
In his tweet, the President stated in no uncertain terms that it was NOT a series of mini-strokes that sent "your favorite President" to Walter Reed.
"Now they are trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes. Never happened to THIS candidate - FAKE NEWS."
The tweet was in response to a new book by New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt, in which he discusses the unexplained visit to Walter Reed.
Schmidt's book states that whatever the reason for the visit, it was dire enough that Vice President Mike Pence was put on call to take over presidential duties just in case.
But in one of the most classic cases of telling on yourself in American history, the book never mentions mini-strokes, a point the author himself underlined in follow-up quote tweet.
Book says nothing about mini-strokes. https://t.co/XGfJEMsORu
— Michael S. Schmidt (@nytmike) September 1, 2020
Ridiculous as that is, though, it was the "favorite President" part that really strained credulity for folks on the internet. Twitter instantly filled up with tweets using the phrase derisively, to mock the President.
And before long, a good, old-fashioned Twitter roast ensued.
"Trump claimed that unnamed people are “trying to say that your favorite President, me, went to Walter Reed Medical Center, having suffered a series of mini-strokes" I don't know about the strokes, but the statement, "Your favorite President, ME," is a sure sign of his DEMENTIA.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) September 1, 2020
Donald Trump is no one's Favorite President, he doesn't belong anywhere near Air Force One, and #TrumpStroke is trending because he's spent the past nine months behaving like he's had a stroke.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) September 1, 2020
Don't kid yourself, honey.
YOU ARE NOBODY'S FAVORITE PRESIDENT.
Trust us...........#VoteBidenHarrisToEndThisNightmare pic.twitter.com/lLetKJBvtE
— Julieeann Morcombe (@JulieM0rcombe) September 1, 2020
Nope, they're talking about your delusional a**!
Oh, and favorite "president" my a**, #DonaldTheDope pic.twitter.com/uhA9gIZn6x
— DeeGar (@DannGar67753213) September 1, 2020
ONLY a Pathological Narcissist LYING Sociopath LOSER would Call himself "Your Favorite President".
Get a Clue - Read The Comments Left here.
Clearly that Statement Is DELUSIONAL. pic.twitter.com/C13KlnNSIT
— ❈ Monika ❈ (@Dragonfly_Drama) September 1, 2020
And of course, some people couldn't resist making sure the "your favorite president" trend was blanketed in pictures of Trump's nemesis and throngs of people's favorite President, Barack Obama.
Retweet If President Barack Obama is Your Favorite President pic.twitter.com/9A3B98OYnP
— Save The Democracy (BLM)🌊🌈🌊 (@DemocracyInn) September 1, 2020
So, favorite President is trending. I guess it's time to say how much I miss President Obama.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 1, 2020
My favorite president has never been subservient to Putin pic.twitter.com/wwtQQxHIbP
— Jonathan Jewel (@jonathanjewel) September 1, 2020
When Trump tweets that he's my favorite President, I have to correct that BS. Here is my #FavoritePresident (who also has skills on the court). pic.twitter.com/QrhBx6Qrk4
— Wendy E (@Wehrl) September 1, 2020
People trolled the President about his other bugaboos too--like the size of his inauguration crowd...
mhm. because he's our “ favorite president “ 🙄🙄🙄 pic.twitter.com/RI1njF386m
— addison maldonado (@addisongracee__) September 1, 2020
...and the 2016 opponent who soundly beat him in the popular vote.
My favorite President is this gutsy woman. pic.twitter.com/t4MytDUknQ
— Hillary Is Coming for Payback! (@HillaryIsComing) September 1, 2020
The President has yet to explain what he meant by the "series of mini-strokes" comment. Perhaps we'll find out the next time he's rushed to Walter Reed unannounced.