President Donald Trump unleashed an angry tirade against his own deputy attorney general on Friday, and the internet can’t stop laughing at him for it.
In a Friday morning tweet, Trump wrote he was “being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director,” a process that he described as a “witch hunt.”
While he didn’t mention Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein by name, it was Rosenstein’s memo about former FBI Director James Comey that the administration initially used as a justification for firing him. Later, however, Trump said that he would have fired Comey regardless of Rosenstein’s memo, while also hinting that he axed the former FBI director because he believed the Russia investigation was a “fake story.”
Trump’s decision to turn on his own deputy AG sparked instant ridicule on the internet, as many Twitter users questioned whether Trump had completely lost control of his own sanity. Others, meanwhile, noted that Trump’s latest tweet will very likely come back to bite him when he’s deposed under oath by Mueller and his team.
Read some of the top reactions below.
OMG you're terrified. This is hilarious.
— Reverend Matty (@reverendmatty) June 16, 2017
— Charlie Proctor (@MonarchyUK) June 16, 2017
hahahah, you are losing it! Keep tweeting sir, keep tweeting.
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) June 16, 2017
Jared is investigating you?
— Greg Olear (@gregolear) June 16, 2017
I'll take "tweets that the President will eventually have to explain under oath" for $200 https://t.co/n4hDDDBtRN
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) June 16, 2017
By the end of the day, DJT is liable to have Melania for a lawyer.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) June 16, 2017
"Look Donald whatever you do, do not tweet that you're being investigated for firing the FBI Dir. because Bob Mueller told you to."
— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) June 16, 2017
The TV rays are stronger when I eat cheetos but Ivanka tells me the bugs aren’t real and Jared is aglow the moon where are my slippers
— alt fake president (@AloisiusBarnes) June 16, 2017
Admitting you have a problem is the 1st step to healing. And in your case, hopefully towards being fitted for an orange jumpsuit. Orange! 😂 pic.twitter.com/xNsvmQaWva
— Jason Miller 🚫DJT (@costlylovewins) June 16, 2017