Pres. Donald Trump’s press conference on Thursday was combative, rambling, hostile and at times incoherent. Some web users wondered if they were watching a Saturday Night Live sketch. Others — like CNN’s Jake Tapper — said it seemed like “the airing of the grievances” from Seinfeld’s made-up holiday Festivus.
Others said it made Sean Spicer’s hot-faced, argumentative press conferences look professional by comparison.
Some of the best reactions are embedded below:
Trump: I'll take questions now. Yes, you.
Reporter: President Trump, w-
Trump: Yes, I am the president. I crushed Hillary. Next question.
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) February 16, 2017
— Nicole (@MzDivah67) February 16, 2017
Trump says he’s been briefed and that a nuclear holocaust would be bad.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) February 16, 2017
— Michelle(@Aquaice_) February 16, 2017
— DKT (@darleneturner53) February 16, 2017
When are the feats of strength? pic.twitter.com/Py5hDST72f
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) February 16, 2017
So Trump held a press conference to throw a tantrum at the press. Just when was Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford elected as our president?
— Holy Bullies (@holybullies) February 16, 2017
"I'm the least antisemetic person" – the guy who hired an antisemite as chief strategist #TrumpPressConference
— Kate Carr (@_katecarr) February 16, 2017
#trumppressconference wait, he hasn't said 306 in a few minutes yet. In case nobody remembers,he won bigly by 306. Anybody forget that yet?
— Hilaryz. (@reporterhz) February 16, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump Brevity is the soul of wit, my dude.
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) February 16, 2017
Trump to BBC reporter: "Where are you from?" https://t.co/0IjrYC1rM3
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) February 16, 2017
"I haven't spoken to anyone in Russia in years… I spoke to Putin twice after the election" I'm screaming
— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) February 16, 2017
Cool. We get to watch the so-called POTUS ramble incoherently live on national television. Bigly. What a country! #TrumpPressConference
— Ron Asher (@rmasher2) February 16, 2017
April Ryan, " Will you meet with the CBC?"
Trump, " Who?"
Mr. President, The CBC is the Congressional Black Caucus.
— Tessa (@CurtessaJacques) February 16, 2017
She asks if he'll include the Cong Black Caucus in his deliberations. He instructs her to set up the meeting. "Are they your friends?"
— Jesse A. Myerson (@JAMyerson) February 16, 2017
#TrumpPressConference "Man that Alec Baldwin is hilarious"…."wait!…what?!?"
— London_Eye (@theRealRoeLuv) February 16, 2017
#TrumpPressConference Performance was SAD!
— Lori Cox (@LoriDeeCee) February 16, 2017
— Anela♥ (@TriniANGEL19) February 16, 2017
— UpsideDownyJunior (@msamson56) February 16, 2017
Trump should do a press conference without the press, just a room full of psychiatrists asking questions. #TrumpPressConference
— Pablo Diablo (@SoCalHeretic) February 16, 2017
Still not understanding how the leaks are real, but leaks/news of them are fake. What a delusional liar. Embarrassing #TrumpPressConference
— MHCypher (@mhcypher) February 16, 2017
— ChicagoActivist (@ChicagoActivis1) February 16, 2017
— AmericaIsFunny (@AmericaIsFunny) February 16, 2017
— trumpsheart (@trumpsharted) February 16, 2017