People Are Mercilessly Mocking Wall St. Journal Tweet About How Trump Will Be 'Remembered as a Great President'
With only months left in his first term, President Donald Trump's average approval rating has never risen above 50 percent.
The President's response to the current pandemic facing the United States is the latest continuation of a tenure plagued by missteps, scandals, and an endless stream of petty tweets.
Despite years of examples, there are still some who expect Donald Trump to suddenly rise to the level of decorum and steadfastness his office demands.
A tweet from the Wall Street Journal paraphrasing one of its conservative columnists appeared to express that misguided belief.
The tweet said that Trump could be remembered as a great President if he rose above the "pettiness of our times" in his response to the current pandemic.
It overlooked the fact that much of the "pettiness of our times" can be traced back to Trump himself.
Even before Trump ascended to the Presidency, he bickered about his penis size on a national debate stage, publicly called for Russia to spy on his 2016 opponent, and made illegal hush payments to an adult performer with whom he had an affair.
That behavior hasn't changed much, if at all, and is only exacerbated by his botched response to the global pandemic.
People found the idea that Trump would be remembered as a great President laughable, and soon began offering up all the equally absurd ways they themselves will be remembered.
Daniel Henninger writes in the op-ed:
"Ironically, Mr. Trump's path to presidential greatness may begin by doing something small but desired by virtually all Americans: Separate himself from the pettiness of our politics."
People soon pointed out that "our politics" aren't the source of the pettiness—the pettiness is part and parcel of Trump's personality.
It's unclear who will be writing the history of our current times, but it's hard to imagine one in which Donald Trump is remembered as great.
For evidence of Trump's ineptitude from people who saw it firsthand, check out A Very Stable Genius, available here.
The Wall St. Journal Just Made an Awkward Error in Its Article About Trump Canceling His Meeting With Putin, and the Correction Is One for the Ages
With a new guilty plea from former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump canceling his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit, and a slew of other developments emerging on the Russia investigation these past few days, even the most formidable journalists are bound to slip up eventually when trying to keep every story straight.
That's what happened to the Wall Street Journal today.
Conservative Wall St. Journal Editorial Page Just Called Out Donald Trump For Issuing a Statement of Solidarity With Saudi Arabia That Omitted One Very Important Thing
President Donald Trump's refusal to condemn the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman for the brutal murder of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi left Americans shocked. Though the Saudi government has denied it, the Central Intelligence Agency concluded that Khashoggi's murderers were acting on direct orders from the Crown Prince himself, against whom Khashoggi was a fierce dissident.
In Trump's statement on the atrocity, he first demonizes Iran then hails Saudi Arabia then brags about the money he's gotten for the United States through Saudi Arabia. He doesn't mention Jamal Khashoggi until the fourth paragraph.
Reporter Who Constantly Factchecks Donald Trump Just Tweeted Trump's Latest Whopper About Tariffs, and People Are Speechless
It's nothing unusual for President Donald Trump to lie, but every now and then, one whopper is so bald-faced that even a jaded public is shocked.
This week's came in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. The president discussed a number of issues from the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to disdain for the Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, but his false statements on the tariffs he's imposed and subsequently touted raised eyebrows everywhere.
We Now Know How Much Money Companies Have Brought Back to the US After Trump's Tax Law, and It's a Fraction of What Trump Promised
Last year, President Donald Trump promised that his plan to slash corporate taxes would result in trillions of dollars flowing back into the United States. Only a fraction of that money has been repatriated.