On Tuesday, President Donald Trump appeared to reluctantly and partially walk back his doubts about Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The President claimed that he had accidentally misspoken or been misunderstood by reporters.
Few analysts or lawmakers were convinced. For those who defended the President, the Internet's reaction was brutal and fast.
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) found out the hard way when he posted to Twitter ahead of his cable appearance.
"I’ll be live on MSNBC in a few minutes (approx 3:15pm) talking about @realDonaldTrump’s diplomacy with Russia. Enjoy!" he wrote.
@dog_fisch @RepThomasMassie @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/0epzn11NsD— KH (@KH) 1531856828.0
@RepThomasMassie @realDonaldTrump Rep Thomas Massie (KY) just embarrassed himself on MSNBC. Pathetic attempt to sup… https://t.co/9oeu8sm5Mx— Doug (@Doug) 1531856912.0
@RepThomasMassie @realDonaldTrump OMG. Really? How are you going to defend the opposite of what you defended yesterday?— (((Jonathan “Yoni” Knoll))) (@(((Jonathan “Yoni” Knoll)))) 1531854763.0
@RepThomasMassie @realDonaldTrump lol, you are a complete lackey. You can't answer a single question without whataboutism.— Mongo The Relentless (@Mongo The Relentless) 1531856844.0
@MrUNC07 @RepThomasMassie @realDonaldTrump I was watching too. Messie couldn’t answer questions-kept diverting. Cou… https://t.co/Qj3cN7Mw8l— Madison Lng (@Madison Lng) 1531860293.0
@RepThomasMassie You even mimic Trump's tweeting style. Good luck finding a job after the elections.— Dawn (@Dawn) 1531856733.0
@RepThomasMassie @realDonaldTrump So the next time I walk into a bank in attempt to rob it but walk out with out an… https://t.co/OVrqAkqYD7— Rock (@Rock) 1531856779.0
@RepThomasMassie @realDonaldTrump Need to check all Kentucky GOP for Russian ties. This man Massie sounds like he’… https://t.co/Az8u7OuM21— Linda (@Linda) 1531857377.0