President Donald Trump's over-the-top Twitter proclamation that he "hereby demand(s), and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign" was met with widespread derision and disgust by his fellow Twitter users on Sunday with much agreement that he is "melting down."
On his eighth tweet of the day, each a bit more frantic than then one before, Trump tweeted this: "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political Purposes - and if any such demands or requests were made by people within the Obama Administration!"
...and then it was on as Twitter responders had a field day.
You cans see Trump's tweet below along with a collection of the responses it generated:
@realDonaldTrump I hereby demand they make some cool new cookies that are totally new and good not just another kind of Oreos. This is fun.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee)1526839123.0
This is going to get ugly. Trump won't stop until he's destroyed every check and balance. His base will be with him… https://t.co/rn4dyrAkXl— Melissa Ryan (@Melissa Ryan)1526839312.0
The culmination of Trump’s authoritarian threats: a wannabe despot using his political power to order impartial age… https://t.co/R7ioSguKUE— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1526838800.0
Doesn't he have to recognize that resigning would be the move with the least integrity, because for whatever else h… https://t.co/OzFlX5QzDX— Jesse Spector (@Jesse Spector)1526838798.0
I demand that trump resign now...see how stupid this is.— Debra Ramos (@Debra Ramos)1526839398.0
There’s no evidence that the FBI infiltrated Trump’s campaign, but he’ll officially demand an investigation into it… https://t.co/0o7VhKimW2— Jesse Lee (@Jesse Lee)1526838647.0
Remember what an embarrassment it was for Trump when the Justice Department was forced to speak to his “wiretapping… https://t.co/gz64L7yMXb— Ned Price (@Ned Price)1526838170.0
@realDonaldTrump I hereby demand? Dude, c’mon this is Twitter. Do you also ‘hereby demand’ that your McDonald’s or… https://t.co/yt0qO7HTI3— Wendy O 🌊☘️🗣🙊 (@Wendy O 🌊☘️🗣🙊)1526838248.0
This is crossing a massive red line. Trump is forcing DOJ to conduct a politicized investigation - something he him… https://t.co/QfeXhJCBcG— Tommy Vietor (@Tommy Vietor)1526838025.0
This seems like next-level stuff: Having spent Sunday venting about the Russia investigation on Twitter, Trump orde… https://t.co/eBwHbPkv4f— Robert Maguire (@Robert Maguire)1526838161.0
@realDonaldTrump You, my friend, are in a position to demand nothing.— brian hanaman (@brian hanaman)1526838701.0