Former President Donald Trump's use of Twitter was one of the defining aspects of his presidency. He frequently used the social media outlet to lob petty insults against his critics, announce administration departures, and broadcast disinformation to his nearly 100 million followers.
Since then, the former President has spewed his ramblings through statements from his office.
On Wednesday, Trump issued a statement regarding the rollout of vaccines for the pandemic that's killed over 500 thousand Americans.
Uhhhhhh https://t.co/YogA54GWvi— Andrew Feinberg (@Andrew Feinberg)1615419125.0
"I hope everyone remembers when they're getting the COVID-19 (often referred to as the China Virus) Vaccine, that if I wasn't President you wouldn't be getting that beautiful 'shot' for 5 years, at best, and probably wouldn't be getting it at all. I hope everyone remembers!"
In addition to once again using a racist moniker for the virus, Trump falsely credited himself with the vaccine rollout. Though vaccines began being administered under the Trump administration, the speed of vaccinations has significantly increased under the administration of President Joe Biden.
Vaccinations doubled to 12 million in Biden's first week in office, compared to six million during Trump's last week. The United States recently reached its 50 millionth vaccination weeks ahead of schedule— a promising signal for the Biden administration's goal of 100 million vaccinations in his first 100 days.
With its erratic capitalization, rampant falsehoods, and self-praise, people noticed that Trump's statement wasn't much different than the tweets for which he was famous.
Former President Trump is releasing statements that read like tweets on letterhead. https://t.co/bGJaaRvPzf— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche Alcindor)1615420636.0
oh my god it fits in a tweet. the posting mindset can never be shaken https://t.co/nIqYkYiqBr https://t.co/m09Ku8szuE— BrooklineDad_Defiant! (@BrooklineDad_Defiant!)1615421080.0
It's so perfect that what was once a silly joke - taking Trump tweets and putting them on official letterheads like… https://t.co/4DS4PUQZdL— Tom Gara (@Tom Gara)1615420148.0
Oh my god, he’s releasing his tweets as press releases. Truly new levels of posters’ mindset. https://t.co/p8Pet4FfyM— Lance St. Laurent (@Lance St. Laurent)1615420560.0
He's so mad he can't tweet that he's gotta send these out lmaooooo https://t.co/Br6VNBm5Wr— Ben Fountain (@Ben Fountain)1615422221.0
The statement generated widespread mockery.
Alexa, show me the most pathetic thing anyone has ever seen in the history of the galaxy. https://t.co/TCdD9cEUyO— Rex Huppke (@Rex Huppke)1615419350.0
1) How needy and pathetic is this man? How desperate? 2) Is he aware of how his statements sound like an angry six-… https://t.co/LUlec01Zlj— Mehdi Hasan (@Mehdi Hasan)1615420668.0
Everyday seems like a parody of the last https://t.co/GBg13Qn2uB— Tyler Clifton (@Tyler Clifton)1615445337.0
Just comically sad. I love it. https://t.co/D8pP1sXANP— Unapologetic Progressive (@Unapologetic Progressive)1615419792.0
Twitter has said that even if Trump runs for President again in 2024, he won't be permitted back on the platform.