During a joint press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, President Donald Trump claimed that “everybody wants to work in the White House” — and Twitter didn’t attempt to stifle their guffaws.
When asked about scandals and reported turmoil in the White House following the resignations of alleged domestic abuser Rob Porter and White House communications director Hope Hicks, Trump responded defensively, saying “they all want a piece of the Oval Office.”
— ABC News (@ABC) March 6, 2018
“‘Everybody wants to be there, and they love this White House,’ @POTUS says, disputing known challenges administration has in recruiting new personnel for West Wing as exodus publicly chronicled,” The Hill’s Alexis Simendinger tweeted.
"The WH has tremendous energy…so many people want to come in…everybody wants to be there, and they love this White House," @POTUS says, disputing known challenges administration has in recruiting new personnel for West Wing as exodus publicly chronicled.
— Alexis Simendinger (@ASimendinger) March 6, 2018
“That hit a nerve for him,” another user tweeted, noting that Trump preceded his statement with the phrase “believe me,” a surefire sign that he was telling “a big fat lie.”
“Believe me everybody wants to work in the White House.” That hit a nerve for him!
Ha ha, we all know any sentence preceded by “believe me” is a big fat lie
— Pam McKim (@pgmckim) March 6, 2018
Check out more responses to Trump’s latest misplaced braggadocio below:
Did they all want to work at the White House: Hope Hicks, Josh Raffel, Rob Porter, Omarosa, Dina Powell, Tom Price, Sebastian Gorka, Steve Bannon, Mooch, Reince Priebus, Michael Short, Sean Spicer, Walter Shaub, Mike Dubke, James Comey, Angela Reid, Michael Flynn & Sally Yates https://t.co/TK3M3tDMm8
— Emily Brandwin (@CIAspygirl) March 6, 2018
I've noticed that "believe me" is a tell with him. https://t.co/KvWso26unR
— Adam J. Morris (@lonestarball) March 6, 2018
“Everybody wants to work in the white house” Okay so why do people keep resigning from the Trump cabinet?
— victoria (@Vicccy) March 6, 2018
Nobody believes you and nobody wants to work there but his cultists and those who can enrich themselves. https://t.co/t1wHLchvIF
— (((Barabbas))) (@RealBarabbas) March 6, 2018
Trump: Believe me, everybody wants to work in the White House
— Fernando Perez (@Fernand0923) March 6, 2018
— Unpresidented (@sophiedog63) March 6, 2018