President Donald Trump is back in the United States, which means his favorite American pastime has been reactivated: illogical Twitter meltdowns. First thing Sunday morning he had a short one, but it resurfaced Sunday night as Trump attempted to sell his policies that are quickly losing steam in Congress.
First, Trump proposed that the federal government spend more money to make a better healthcare system. Trump didn't manage to explain how he would pay for it given his "balanced" budget is $2 trillion short due to a math error or the expensive tax cuts. One suggestion is that Trump "fix" Obamacare by making it into a single-payer program like the Australian program he heralded and promoted to the country's president.
I suggest that we add more dollars to Healthcare and make it the best anywhere. ObamaCare is dead - the Republicans will do much better!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1496015839.0
His second claim was that his tax cut and tax reform was moving ahead of schedule. Initially, Trump said that the policy would come in his first 100 days. It is now 128 days into Trump's term, making the proposal at least 28 days behind Trump's promised "schedule."
The massive TAX CUTS/REFORM that I have submitted is moving along in the process very well, actually ahead of schedule. Big benefits to all!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1496016421.0
Ultimately, the internet found the tweets hilarious and ripe for mockery. Trump responded to it with a third tweet, shouting the mockery was "fake news" rather than editorializing. For some, the mockery isn't about fake news or attempting to take down his policies but merely the perks of a free press.
The Fake News Media works hard at disparaging & demeaning my use of social media because they don't want America to hear the real story!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1496017211.0
You can see the best selection of the mockery below:
Awww, poor baby Donny, are you going to cry into your tiny babyman hands? https://t.co/gJv8lHruCo— (((Charles Young))) (@(((Charles Young))))1496017623.0
@realDonaldTrump "I suggest that we add more dollars to Healthcare" Donald congrats on winning the 6th grade essay… https://t.co/qxTTzMzjw8— mr. big boy, I presume ?? (@mr. big boy, I presume ??)1496015921.0
@realDonaldTrump Every single one of these tweets today has been utterly sad. It's always about you--how about twee… https://t.co/VSA5ajKOR9— Joseph (@Joseph)1496017368.0
@bessbell @realDonaldTrump I'll sign the "release from work" form.— Nerdy McNerd (@Nerdy McNerd)1496016392.0
@realDonaldTrump Oh, Donald. You know that your budget was dead on arrival. Impossible and ridiculous and incomplet… https://t.co/y08R157USQ— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks)1496016559.0
@realDonaldTrump Tax cuts for the rich! What a champion of the people we've got here, folks!— Substin Stackier (@Substin Stackier)1496016506.0
@realDonaldTrump you're literally cutting benefits with your tax plan you clown— Calvin (@Calvin)1496016566.0
@realDonaldTrump We already have a healthcare plan that has "more dollars." One that didn't give tax breaks to bill… https://t.co/JyP22pI7vu— St. Nick Jack Pappas (@St. Nick Jack Pappas)1496016114.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/cNXIaE1v8Y— Philip N Cohen (@Philip N Cohen)1496016447.0
@realDonaldTrump So then why does TrumpCare cover 23M less people and cuts health care spending to give millionaires a yuge tax cut instead?— Laura Packard (@Laura Packard)1496016196.0
@tonyposnanski @realDonaldTrump It's the sword dance in combo with the meds and chocolate cake. Chemical reaction.— Michelle Jackino (@Michelle Jackino)1496016096.0
@realDonaldTrump Oh boy, honey. I've tried to lay off and let you President like you said you would, but this is a… https://t.co/VeKlLFDevg— Bess Kalb (@Bess Kalb)1496015947.0
@cxcope @realDonaldTrump It felt so peaceful for a fleeting moment. Can we just leave him in the middle of the ocean?— Felicia Consuelo 🌹 (@Felicia Consuelo 🌹)1496017790.0
@realDonaldTrump Why don't you use your social media to condemn the hate crime in portland by a white supremacist?… https://t.co/rlcn08qdDE— Dana Goldberg (@Dana Goldberg)1496018588.0
@realDonaldTrump Your son in law called. He needs bail money. https://t.co/f4aJPjFtqa— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@Kristina Wong ❄️)1496016534.0
@realDonaldTrump The rich will get richer...and the poor will get a MAGA hat and a free button at your rallies.— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1496016494.0
@realDonaldTrump Awesome. Thank you you for looking out for the billionaire class, Sir!— Joe Papp (@Joe Papp)1496016576.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/8oBfzkPZbx— Krister Johnson (@Krister Johnson)1496016502.0
@realDonaldTrump You're an embarrassing mess. You disparage and demean yourself! 😘— Alex Goldschmidt (@Alex Goldschmidt)1496018471.0
@realDonaldTrump No, Sir. We WANT you to keep tweeting. PLEASE keep tweeting. We LIKE knowing your every thought. D… https://t.co/qsUI3eCsob— #Indivisible_SC (@#Indivisible_SC)1496018216.0
@realDonaldTrump We keep the news independent and separate from the gov to hold our officials accountable. Just be… https://t.co/rdgol2lBSb— Cole Ledford (@Cole Ledford)1496017469.0
@realDonaldTrump Nope. It's because you spew hate, lies, and present the press as the enemy. The truth is, they're… https://t.co/bOW7eZx7wv— Rob Gorski (@Rob Gorski)1496017695.0
@realDonaldTrump Since you're incapable of posting about anything other than yourself, I'm going to hope others wil… https://t.co/gLGcbxEYEV— Joseph (@Joseph)1496017532.0
@realDonaldTrump Donald Trump works hard at disparaging & demeaning fake news media and the leakers because he does… https://t.co/6jiXK0DeZY— PropagandaDepartment🇺🇸 (@PropagandaDepartment🇺🇸)1496018393.0
This is Trump's 10th tweet today. None of them have mentioned the heroes in Portland. https://t.co/QWn9bkj4F8— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@Matt Pearce 🦅)1496017345.0