‘This is bizarre’: The internet recoils in horror at Trump’s incoherent CPAC rant against ‘fake news’
President Donald Trump returned to the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he delivered a rambling speech filled with boasts about his popularity and attacks against the media.
Twitter users, naturally, were horrified.
Trump is speaking at CPAC and I watched a bit of it. It's like watching Hitler doing stand-up comedy.
— Bjoern the Switchy (@BjoernTheSmexy) February 24, 2017
Trump just now: "They shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use the person's name." https://t.co/mKqLx8jMIS
— Mike Madden (@MikeMadden) February 24, 2017
Trump on the media: "They have no sources. They just make them up." https://t.co/tRlQ8WpFRo
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 24, 2017
Point and counterpoint: pic.twitter.com/8cunNc2fTV
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) February 24, 2017
Trump, who for years called NYC gossip pages on background, says people should put their names to their information.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 24, 2017
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 24, 2017
This is bizarre. Trump says WaPo made up sources on the Flynn story, which resulted in WH confirming story and firing Flynn over it.
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) February 24, 2017
Trump: "Let's not even mention names, right?"
The crowd calls for names.
Trump: "The Clinton News Network is one!"
— Olivia Messer (@OliviaMesser) February 24, 2017
The forgotten men and women of America are finally getting the war on anonymous sourcing they always craved.
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) February 24, 2017
I suppose this would also end anonymous donations to Super PACs and "non-profits." https://t.co/cj7ynnfcC7
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) February 24, 2017
— Monica Mrs U (@monicacurls) February 24, 2017
It is pretty amazing that Trump seems to have come to CPAC, temple of conservatism, without a prepared speech
— James Astill (@JamesMAstill) February 24, 2017
Btw as Trump is railing against the media here at CPAC, the press pen is flanked on all sides by the audience, which points & boos at us
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 24, 2017
At this point the camera folks have just given up trying to find any diversity in Trump's audience at CPAC pic.twitter.com/U79xEWwJGz
— Plunderbund (@plunderbund) February 24, 2017
There is the Trump lie that we don't win anymore. Did he watch the last Olympics? #CPAC2017
— Richard W. (@IceManNYR) February 24, 2017
I wonder if Congress is surprised to hear that the border wall is being built soon, given that funds haven’t yet been appropriated for it.
— Touré (@Toure) February 24, 2017
The president claimed lines to get into his CPAC speech stretched 6 blocks. Per @kasie there are no lines, the event is not open to public
— Dafna Linzer (@DafnaLinzer) February 24, 2017
Biggest difference btw Trump's 2015 CPAC speech and today — besides the self-congratulatory jerking off — is he's gotten less coherent
— Anna Merlan (@annamerlan) February 24, 2017
Trump says we're "putting the regulation industry out of business" and "I want regulation" in the same thirty seconds.
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) February 24, 2017
What does CPAC want? Much more applause for building the wall than slashing regulations in Trump speech. #CPAC2017
— Sarah Posner (@sarahposner) February 24, 2017
Crowd at CPAC waving these little pro-Trump flags that look exactly like the Russian flag. Staffers quickly come around to confiscate them. pic.twitter.com/YhPpkwFCNc
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) February 24, 2017