‘Mind-blowing’: Internet erupts after Trump tweets that Fox & Friends is the most powerful show on TV
President Donald Trump’s Thursday morning Twitterstorm cited a New York Times claim that “Fox and Friends” has become the most powerful TV show in America. The reason has nothing to do with ratings, awards, journalistic integrity or investigative journalism, however. It has everything to do with a single viewer who appears to get all of his news from the show: Trump.
Oddly, Trump cited The Times but called them the “Failing NYT”
“Suddenly, for no other reason than its No. 1 fan, it is the most powerful TV show in America,” reads the key line from The Times story, titled “Watching ‘Fox & Friends,’ Trump Sees a Two-Way Mirror.”
Twitter was quick to mock the president for his addiction to calling The Times a “failing” newspaper, despite subscriptions to the paper doubling in 2016. But also for his need to distract from the Russia investigation using every other possible issue and topic.
See the most important and most hilarious tweets below:
— Jonathan M. Sherman (@improbablyjust) July 27, 2017
Never stop tweeting, Donnie. pic.twitter.com/VysGUHBAih
— (((Josh Springer))) (@Joshua_Springer) July 27, 2017
Wow. Honestly, your mental ineptitude is mind-blowing. I’m not even sure you have the capacity to understand you’re being ridiculed.
— Incwell (@Incwell) July 27, 2017
This from a guy who reads the @nytimes religiously and insists he’s too busy to watch much TV.
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) July 27, 2017
You…..didn’t read the article did you. The @nytimes was mocking them sir. You realllllllllllly need to read things a bit closer
— sethedel (@sethedel) July 27, 2017
And spends a lot of time agreeing to be interviewed by them!
— Bette Blackwell (@RealBetteB) July 27, 2017
Wow, the failing POTUS is tweeting about a TV show while his healthcare bills continue to fail. #sad
— Britt (@Brittles067) July 27, 2017
Yes, because you’re the toddler who watches it & claps along. Did you read the article or did your new nanny Mooch just tell you that part?
— Ian Fortey (@IanFortey) July 27, 2017
Fox and Friends is influential because you obsessively watch it and believe whatever crap they say. Stop. Listen to intel briefings instead.
— No Nonsense (@ilovedogsncake) July 27, 2017
Fox & Friends is a cartoon show. A bunch of loser dweebs running @ the mouth saying nonsense. They r unhinged worrying abt FBI after them.
— Reigart (@Reigart) July 27, 2017
Maybe if the Sham-Wow guy says something nice about him, Trump can hawk some mops for him in the 5 am time slot.
— Scott Stern (@ScottAStern) July 27, 2017
If they are failing and fake WHY do you care so much what they say?!?
— RiverGirlCancun (@RiverGirlCancun) July 27, 2017
For a guy who hates the @nytimes you seem to read it every single day. Get a room already.
— Glenn Ferrara (@GlennFerrara) July 27, 2017
For journalists it’s amazing that @foxandfriends finds no fault with you. It’s only seen in State run media like in Russia or N. Korea.
— Rich Foreman (@ApptologyCEO) July 27, 2017
They misspelled deplorable as powerful
— Eric O’Donnell (@egomro4) July 27, 2017
But they’re fake news. You say it all the time. Who to believe. #FlipFlop
— Tom Egly (@TEgly) July 27, 2017
I bet your farts are really powerful.
— alexis (@anb722) July 27, 2017
I’ve never watched it. Is it an animal show? I love foxes.
— Margie Glazer (@MJGBoston) July 27, 2017
We all know you love the @nytimes and crave its approval… why else would you give so many interviews, albeit disastrous ones?
— ❄❄RogueHHS❄❄ (@RogueHHS) July 27, 2017
— Nanageddon (@NanaSewDear) July 27, 2017
The ignorance of people not being able to care enough to verify if this ass wipe Is lying, or foxopions scares me. He’s so wrong in all ways
— Wants POTUS lockd up (@tracymcc0915) July 27, 2017
You know, I’m just not sure a president should start any statement with “wow”. That’s how my kid starts sentences about monster trucks.
— Gerry McBride (@GerryMcBride) July 27, 2017
In his mind, that makes it super duper special. And exclamation marks mean “I said it so it must be true”.
You’re pathetic, DonnieTwoScoops
— Lorie Williams (@silkikittn) July 27, 2017
Fox News is failing. Fox News is no longer the most watched primetime cable television network in America. Fox News lost that title to MSNBC
— Edward Hardy (@EdwardTHardy) July 27, 2017
Well you do get all your intel from that show since reading is hard.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) July 27, 2017
The failing president is so concerned with his failing image.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) July 27, 2017
Currently lashing out at every single top Law Enforcement official in the administration
— DCResisterBee (@DC_Resister_Bee) July 27, 2017
Bro. A period should follow “Wow”. You capitalized “failing” and then used 4 dots for the ellipsis after fox and friends. Just lookin out.
— Carlos Whittaker (@loswhit) July 27, 2017
But… aren’t they “Fake News”? Make up your mind, you orange-faced hypocrite. You’re seriously cheapening the presidency.
— Mike P Williams (@Mike_P_Williams) July 27, 2017
Yep, my elderly neighbors are still waiting for Obama to come for their guns. smh
— sgtwheels (@Sgtwheels) July 27, 2017
The first step to authoritarianism is to denigrate the free press. Obviously, you don’t study history.
— Shellie Davis (@Shelliemom1) July 27, 2017
Lol. No one likes you
— Matt Johnson (@Mattjohnsons) July 27, 2017
Someone’s got morning wood.
— Ethan Fixell (@EthanFixell) July 27, 2017
old people love their TV!
— Tsar ⚓ (@Boudreauxdadog) July 27, 2017
It has you tweeting about them, and you’re supposed to be the most powerful man. Instead, you’re an embarrassment
— christopher doyle (@doylech54) July 27, 2017