President Donald Trump on Monday morning urged Americans to read a book that contains no words.
"A great book for your reading enjoyment: "REASONS TO VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS" by Michael J. Knowles," the president tweeted.
But the book is a gag. It was authored by Michael J. Knowles, a correspondent for the conservative website Daily Wire, and consists of about 260 blank pages. The book ended up at the No. 1 bestseller spot on Amazon this year.
Trump later attacked Georgia congressional candidate Jon Ossoff, a Democrat. "The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal [sic] race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!" he tweeted.
The president's tweets set off a firestorm of mockery on the social media website. Many users mocked Trump's literacy.
@realDonaldTrump You have publicly admitted you don't read books— Zach Schonfeld (@Zach Schonfeld) 1492431237.0
@realDonaldTrump Glad to see you could find a book on your reading level.— Julia Reiss (@Julia Reiss) 1492432900.0
@realDonaldTrump Presumably on the Betsy DeVos reading list.— Julia Reiss (@Julia Reiss) 1492432753.0
@Warpath72 @Harry1T6 @michaeljknowles @realDonaldTrump It's because it's written at his preferred reading level: grade 1.— Pandemic at the Disco (@Pandemic at the Disco) 1492434910.0
@realDonaldTrump Nice. It's the one book I believe you've read.— David Pepper (@David Pepper) 1492431427.0
@realDonaldTrump at least he can spell "Congressional" you fucking dumbass— Sara Pearl (@Sara Pearl) 1492437696.0
Others used the tweets as an opportunity to share humorous images critical of the president.
@realDonaldTrump A great book for you. https://t.co/s5gZNmPRnZ— The Socialist Party (@The Socialist Party) 1492431253.0
@realDonaldTrump Here's a book you should read, assuming you can spare some time between golfing and war-mongering https://t.co/1b3XcHGXdD— Mike P Williams (@Mike P Williams) 1492431660.0
@realDonaldTrump @ossoff We can always tell when something big is about to go down with #TrumpRussia. You hate-twee… https://t.co/FePiYXuMjN— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly) 1492437339.0
@realDonaldTrump It's a bird, it's a plane, NO! It's Super Liberal! Here to save the day and provide affordable hea… https://t.co/hGXYbNZYV7— Cole Ledford (@Cole Ledford) 1492436060.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/JBXl5p98m3— Frank A. Kadar (@Frank A. Kadar) 1492436720.0
Trump also said Monday on Twitter that his first 100 days in office had proven that Barack Obama's foreign policy was a failure.