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.
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 Timesreporter 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.
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.
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.
People trolled the President about his other bugaboos too--like the size of his inauguration crowd...
...and the 2016 opponent who soundly beat him in the popular vote.
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.