President Donald Trump spouted off a series of seemingly random complaints against foreign adversaries and the so-called "geniuses" who ran his campaign -- and social media users laughed at him.
The president, whose beleaguered chief of staff Reince Priebus resigned Friday after incoming press secretary Anthony Scaramucci threatened insufficiently loyal staffers, appeared to take aim at campaign CEO-turned-chief strategist Steve Bannon in his first Saturday-night tweet.
I love reading about all of the "geniuses" who were so instrumental in my election success. Problem is, most don't exist. #Fake News! MAGA— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1501370157.0
Twitter users urged him to call down.
@realDonaldTrump Bruh, it's Saturday. Go golf or chill with Melania, man.— Comfortably Smug (@Comfortably Smug) 1501370230.0
President Trump evidently needs even more attention than usual today.— Conor Friedersdorf (@Conor Friedersdorf) 1501371374.0
@TheRickWilson Is Bannon next in the Trumpster's lie of fire? He's impotent and can't accomplish anything legislati… https://t.co/hEtiTkHAXv— David Thomas (@David Thomas) 1501372149.0
Come on. You know that you couldn't have won without Steve Bannon. He turned around a sinking campaign. Well, Banno… https://t.co/RZtv1qe29B— ByeDon Wilcox (@ByeDon Wilcox) 1501372093.0
Trump next moved on to complaints about China.
I am very disappointed in China. Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet...— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1501370945.0
At least some Twitter users felt like his stream-of-consciousness complaints resembled the "airing of grievances" from "Seinfeld's" Festivus holiday.
Everyday is Festivus for this guy. https://t.co/xv7ctTJlVG— Josh Walker (@Josh Walker) 1501372142.0
It's Festivus at the White House. #AiringOfGrievances https://t.co/94WcGfjksg— Drew McCoy (@Drew McCoy) 1501370995.0
@realDonaldTrump Is this your Festivus airing of grievances?!?!— SeTaH5 (@SeTaH5) 1501371275.0
The president then signaled he's been talking to former UN ambassador John Bolton, a rumored replacement as national security adviser -- who called on China to "eliminate" North Korea by forcibly merging it with South Korea.
...they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow this to continue. China could easily solve this problem!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1501371313.0
The scattered complaints seemed to unnerve Twitter users.
Trump has tweeted today 13 times. Topics include: —Questioning Russian interference —Calling the GOP "fools" —Shaming a foreign power— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1501372482.0
@realDonaldTrump What the hell are you talking about? FYI, the situation in Korea, like healthcare is pretty compli… https://t.co/WnqlqKJ1Yp— Nancy Lowell What's cooking? Lover of Democracy. (@Nancy Lowell What's cooking? Lover of Democracy.) 1501373393.0
@kylegriffin1 It's just Trump throwing blame on China for his own inability to solve the North Korea problem after… https://t.co/6XmG3XlC5u— zvrk31 (@zvrk31) 1501373341.0
@realDonaldTrump Dude..maybe enough for today. We can't handle all this winning.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano) 1501372652.0
@realDonaldTrump And now he's attacking China. Good grief, somebody get that iPhone away from him before he starts… https://t.co/8moSJi96rj— Charles Johnson (@Charles Johnson) 1501372142.0
@GeorgeTakei Looks like: Hire Generals willing to blow things up and insult and incite China and North Korea... https://t.co/oGj86Nox8c— Eileen (@Eileen) 1501373341.0