GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump gave a scripted speech on Wednesday attacking Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Trump appeared to be reading off notes, but that didn’t stop Twitter users from crafting their own responses.
Some chimed in on his habit of making fantastical-sounding accusations against Clinton, like creating “totally open borders for the United States.”
This Trump speech sums up the entire GOP, spittle inducing rage and lies about Democrats and NOTHING of substance at all
— Jesse LaGreca (@JesseLaGreca) June 22, 2016
It’s clear from this speech that Trump is still spending his time trying to appeal to Republican voters. All conspiracy, no policy. — Holly Shulman (@HollyShulman) June 22, 2016
MoveOn attacked Trump for invoking Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in what appeared to be an appeal to Sanders’ supporters.
— MoveOn.org (@MoveOn) June 22, 2016
Some kept Trump honest.
Trump promising good paying jobs – when he can’t even pay his housekeepers in his hotels a good wage — Sarah Burris (@SarahBurris) June 22, 2016
Another riffed on Trump’s claim to have received a “small loan” to start his business ventures.
Trump: With my dad’s millions, and a willingness to rip off anyone, I’m the only one you can trust to cut rich people’s taxes. — LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) June 22, 2016
He seemed to blame Hillary Clinton for everything.
I think Trump just suggested that not only did Clinton do Benghazi but she also did ISIS — Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) June 22, 2016
Others mocked Trump for changing his tune on Muslims, who he famously wants to ban from entering the United States.
Donald Trump is now talking about “peaceful Muslims” as if everyone will forget he wants to ban them from the country. — Hemant Mehta (@hemantmehta) June 22, 2016
Trump also constantly inhaled deeply and loudly through his nose, throughout the speech, prompting some to take notice.
Every Trump inhale sounds like he’s doing a line of coke and straining to stay on script. “Must… not… ignore… teleprompter…” — Terry Estep (@terry_estep) June 22, 2016
Others weighed in on Trump’s double standards.
Trump is criticizing someone who possesses “anti-gay” values a day after telling hundreds of anti-gay Christian leaders he’s on their side. — Hemant Mehta (@hemantmehta) June 22, 2016
Trump has seamlessly pivoted from ruthlessly mocking teleprompters to regularly using teleprompters — Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 22, 2016
This whole speech is an affront to the institution of journalism.Trump figures his lies will not be mediated.And so people will believe them — (((Neera Tanden))) (@neeratanden) June 22, 2016
Trump is finally emulating other Republicans: Saying completely crazy things in a sober and restrained tone of voice. — Chemi Shalev (@ChemiShalev) June 22, 2016