President Donald Trump began 2019 the same way he ended 2018: by unleashing angry tweets against his perceived political enemies to support his border wall.
Trump, reportedly frustrated over not traveling to Mar-a-Lago to golf, has been livid at congressional Democrats for not funding the border wall he had promised that Mexico would fund.
On New Year’s Eve, Trump attacked Democrats for not approving funding for his wall. “MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL through the many billions of dollars a year that the U.S.A. is saving through the new Trade Deal, the USMCA, that will replace the horrendous NAFTA Trade Deal, which has so badly hurt our Country. Mexico & Canada will also thrive – good for all!” he tweeted.
“Throughout the ages some things NEVER get better and NEVER change. You have Walls and you have Wheels. It was ALWAYS that way and it will ALWAYS be that way!” he later added.
In his second tweet of 2019, the commander-in-chief used all capital letters to wish his “haters” a happy New Year.
A few hours later, he complained: “The Democrats, much as I suspected, have allocated no money for a new Wall. So imaginative! The problem is, without a Wall there can be no real Border Security – and our Country must finally have a Strong and Secure Southern Border!”
Trump then started retweeting his own attacks on Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), before lashing out at retired four-star Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
“‘General’ McChrystal got fired like a dog by Obama. Last assignment a total bust. Known for big, dumb mouth. Hillary lover!” the president tweeted.
The internet, however, was less than impressed with Trump’s unhinged tweets at the end of his second calendar year in office.
Here are some of the things people were saying about Trump on Twitter:
Dude tweeting in all caps tells everyone else to 'calm down' 😂 https://t.co/HagOhv19Bo
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 1, 2019
That word salad needs some dressing, my dude.
Also, you are going to hate 2019. https://t.co/sa7eUYKOM8ADVERTISEMENT
— Ed Bott (@edbott) January 1, 2019
Never tweet when you've just finished up the end of last night's cocaine. https://t.co/D57dNKcNau
— Kate Bevan 🙄🙄 (@katebevan) January 1, 2019
Trump u are the dumbest president everADVERTISEMENT
— Trump Is A Bigot (@noteabaggers) January 1, 2019
This is the political version of "Don't struggle and it won't hurt." https://t.co/8NG3PpDdjO
— Neil Steinberg (@NeilSteinberg) January 1, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
“Known for a big, dumb mouth”
You’re making this too easy
— Zack Hunt (@ZaackHunt) January 1, 2019
How does the private sector "saving" money in a free trade deal (& the government consequently collecting less in tariffs) translate to more money in the Treasury to build a wall? This is like the South Park underpants gnomes.ADVERTISEMENT
Step 1: Collect underpants
Step 2: ?
Step 3: Profit! https://t.co/9QP91StMX5
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) January 1, 2019
In the future (if there is one), this will be known as President Manbaby's "Walls and Wheels" tweet.
Has anybody ever read the 25th Amendment to Donnie? https://t.co/qwvqdgKFa4ADVERTISEMENT
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) January 1, 2019
I'm not just a spokesperson…I'm also a patient https://t.co/zHDeDVh8hm
— Allen McDuffee (@AllenMcDuffee) January 1, 2019
What in the name of god is he on about? https://t.co/Al8qzZaJa5ADVERTISEMENT
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) January 1, 2019
Melania’s “Be Best” Campaign is going swimmingly.
— 94%er✌🏾❤️✊🏾 (@Mommy_Maven) January 1, 2019
Nothing says reassuring quite like an all caps Twitter tirade from the POTUS https://t.co/14O9LEkIkw
— Trevor Robb (@TrevorRobb_) January 1, 2019
Grandpa Ranty greets the New Year with a half-dozen rails of Adderall and a case of Diet Coke. https://t.co/Ab0yVBBQBL
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 1, 2019
Remember this… Adderall and Diet Coke are a Helluva drug. https://t.co/G0OrFdo7xB
— Hal Sparks (@HalSparks) January 1, 2019
Walls and Wheels is my self-published poetry book about driving through the barriers we create for ourselves. https://t.co/ks5O80SuPF
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) January 1, 2019
Sounds like Zod from "Superman II" https://t.co/Ei1ebIsGEW
— Joshua Green (@JoshuaGreen) January 1, 2019
This tweet is like when someone gets high and thinks they’re saying some really insightful, deep, profound sh*t…
…While in reality it's just STUPID AF.
— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) January 1, 2019
"Just calm down and enjoy the ride" aptly expresses the spirit of an authoritarian leader speaking to what he hopes is a cowed citizenry and a passive populace. https://t.co/Wl8ClYIb4Y
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 1, 2019
This muthaf*cka so crazy. Smh. Y’all. The president of the United States just addressed ‘the haters’ lmaoooo. 😭💀🤦🏾♀️ https://t.co/VJXOtRHlmS
— INGRID (@ingrid) January 1, 2019
2018 was the worst year for the stock market since 2008.
December 2018 was the worst December for stocks since the Great Depression in 1931.
Remain calm, all is well. https://t.co/zSpQkqez0E
— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) January 1, 2019
Ask Genghis Khan how well the Great Wall of China worked
(China had walls and wheels, the Mongols had horses and tactics) https://t.co/3IpMQR4nu5
— Sarah Parcak (@indyfromspace) January 1, 2019
There has never been a Trumpier tweet than this tweet. Basically if you follow this guy you're following him back to the dark ages, https://t.co/2Mb13knYxz
— jon rosenberg💊 (@jonrosenberg) January 1, 2019
If Mexico is paying for the wall, then why are you shutting down the American government? https://t.co/4Nc54y6gY5
— Machine Pun Kelly (@KellyScaletta) January 1, 2019
tbh he should be impeached just for this one tweet. https://t.co/qwvqdgKFa4
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) January 1, 2019
This is the tweet of a psychopath. Full stop.
— MindyLou (@missmindylouwho) January 1, 2019
Says the draft dodger. Who in the hell do you think you are attacking American citizens? This isn't a dictatorship. I'm pretty sure the low intelligence person in this scenario is none other than YOU. Put the phone down Mr. Ranty. #TrumpResign or #25thAmendment
— Jennifer Malinchalk 🌊 (@jennmalinchalk) January 1, 2019