On Monday, President Donald Trump held a Rose Garden press conference whose purpose appeared to be convincing the assembled crowd and media that he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are great friends in spite of reports to the contrary.
"We've been friends for a long time," Trump said of McConnell in the joint speech. "We are probably now...closer than ever before and the relationship is very good."
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 16, 2017
Twitter, naturally, saw right through it.
CNN's Daniella Diaz jokingly pointed to Trump and McConnell's failed "hand-lock" as they exited the stage, tweeting "that hand-lock though" as a caption to the video.
That hand-lock between Trump and McConnell, though. https://t.co/xFClDYCmdQ
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) October 16, 2017
"Watching Mitch McConnell endure the humiliation of being forced to subjugate himself to Trump on live TV is quite enjoyable," yet another CNN reporter, Dan Pfeiffer, tweeted.
"Do the police know about a deranged old man holding Mitch McConnell hostage in the Rose Garden?" another mused.
Check out some of the best responses below.
Okay, so trump is literally just standing next to Mitch McConnell, complimenting & praising himself in every single sentence. Such trash.— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila)1508176389.0
@TheRickyDavila The whole Rose Garden press conference could be titled, "The Humiliation of Mitch McConnell." The U… https://t.co/w1jtaBkZHS— Dr. Michele Martindill (@Dr. Michele Martindill)1508179719.0
Oh, to hear the Mitch McConnell thought bubble out loud right now....— Kasie Hunt (@Kasie Hunt)1508178122.0
Trump has taken everyone & Mitch McConnell into the Rose Garden to tell everyone how much he actually likes McConnell.— Josh Dawsey (@Josh Dawsey)1508176071.0
45: I have a "fantastic relationship" with the Senate. "They like and respect me." Mitch McConnell: Not gonna react… https://t.co/6y8Uz9558E— Cheryl Blackford (@Cheryl Blackford)1508180275.0
Trump is a deeply disturbed ignoramus who is a pathological liar, but Mitch McConnell is cool with it cuz tax cuts… https://t.co/nHTAWfCugD— Dan Pfeiffer (@Dan Pfeiffer)1508177652.0
@joshtpm Too bad Mitch McConnell only seems to have one facial expression. I'd love to know if he's as horrified by… https://t.co/D5uTPQv8Fr— Mary 😷 (@Mary 😷)1508179901.0
I would like to announce Mitch McConnell and I will be going away together this weekend. True love. #trump… https://t.co/sfTGdZFAGE— Dogald J. Trump (@Dogald J. Trump)1508179824.0
Interesting to watch @SenateMajLdr & @realDonaldTrump get on their knees in the Rose Garden begging Steve Bannon to… https://t.co/hXxSxrtI3q— Edan Clay 🇺🇸 (@Edan Clay 🇺🇸)1508176543.0
Live look at Mitch McConnell during this Trump presser. https://t.co/PiDGQHsw6Q— Gary Emerling (@Gary Emerling)1508178041.0
A kid asked me what shamelessness mean - i was lucky to have TV on that showed Mitch McConnell standing next to Trump in Rose Garden— Wengen (@Wengen)1508180325.0
#CLTV Mitch McConnell On 'Same Page' As Dear Leader Donald Trump https://t.co/nNvfaA6E6R— Crooks and Liars (@Crooks and Liars)1508180452.0