President Donald Trump in less than ten hours will stand before a joint session of Congress and the people of the United States to deliver his State of the Union address. In it, as Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway revealed Monday, the President will issue a call for bipartisanship, unity, and comity – which is defined as courtesy and consideration. Conway stressed the word when talking to reporters, taking care to spell it for those who might have heard it as "comedy."
Kellyanne Conway on President Trump's State of the Union: "He's calling for cooperation and he's calling for comity… https://t.co/kBYLYLuVAN— The Hill (@The Hill) 1549317660.0
And yet, Tuesday morning, President Trump unleashed a tweet proving his words will be hollow and his promises empty. He just demonstrated his sheer inability to create unity or demonstrate comity.
Trump attacked Chuck Schumer, claiming the Senate Democratic Leader is "just upset that he didn’t win the Senate, after spending a fortune, like he thought he would."
I see Schumer is already criticizing my State of the Union speech, even though he hasn’t seen it yet. He’s just ups… https://t.co/ymjsJEe8Ut— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1549380592.0
Some on social media were quick to point out Trump's transgression, mocking him ahead of his speech:
@PhilipRucker He thinks “comity” is the guy he fired— Deborah V (@Deborah V) 1549380918.0
Hours ahead of a speech his aides say will be about bipartisanship, national unity and comity, President Trump goes… https://t.co/5Q7Lz42ShC— Philip Rucker (@Philip Rucker) 1549380802.0
Comity. https://t.co/PI3FxhIhNF— Josh Dawsey (@Josh Dawsey) 1549380719.0
What a uniter! #BeBest https://t.co/ORyMp3yBsU— Matt Murphy (@Matt Murphy) 1549381034.0
can't wait for tonight's speech on unity https://t.co/Sa7mp3fKq3— David Mack (@David Mack) 1549380881.0
All this unity really brings a tear to the eye. https://t.co/43Fpba2fog— Gary Legum (@Gary Legum) 1549381162.0
@maggieNYT unity: https://t.co/WNGRK0VLmI— greenlight (@greenlight) 1549381727.0