President Donald Trump was roasted online after The New York Times revealed that Mexico had already agreed to most of their concessions — before the president even launched his trade war.
“The deal to avert tariffs that President Trump announced with great fanfare on Friday night consists largely of actions that Mexico had already promised to take in prior discussions with the United States over the past several months, according to officials from both countries who are familiar with the negotiations,” The Times reported.
On Twitter, the president’s favorite social media platform, the criticism was quick and harsh.
Here is what some people were saying:
So. He’s. Lying. https://t.co/VwRx8I2Agx
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) June 8, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
So, that's a lie. Call it a lie. Donald lied about an agreement with Mexico made months ago. https://t.co/vQYsgua9CQ
— James Emmett is going to be okay…maybe. (@jamesbemmett) June 8, 2019
Seriously the very least shocking bit of news in the world.
We all get it. The President lies. He's like a lying Tasmanian Devil, spinning and lying, lying and spinning, twirling, little thunderclouds swirling around him. https://t.co/fRiXIj9BoOADVERTISEMENT
— Rebecca Cusey (@rebecca_cusey) June 8, 2019
BREAKING: Looks like Trump's deal with Mexico he announces yesterday was made months ago- that means Trump used D-Day celebrations as a prop for his charade. This is DESPICABLE: https://t.co/wIVM0NwJhv
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) June 8, 2019
I'm stunned. I'm shocked. Trump bullshits everyone again.ADVERTISEMENT
— Wakandan War Dog (@Kennymack1971) June 8, 2019
Wait, did the president lie. https://t.co/hBWqKr132l
— Some More News (@SomeMoreNews) June 8, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Reality show president is so bad at this job. https://t.co/wTNUZifxXh
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) June 8, 2019
I knew something was off. https://t.co/c1AsApuVC6
— Devin Duke (@sirDukeDevin) June 8, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
So Trump lied.
Mexico Agreed to Take Border Actions Months Before Trump Announced Tariff Deal https://t.co/OQDdcXgFUL
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) June 8, 2019
Everything he says is a lie.ADVERTISEMENT
Every. Single. Fucking. Thing. https://t.co/ZffOH0j7DV
— Donnie Cash/ Exec Director of Special Projects (@donniecash818) June 8, 2019
— JoeTrudeau (@IAmJoeTrudeau) June 8, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
“It was unclear whether Mr. Trump believed that the agreement truly represented new and broader concessions.” https://t.co/N8iw7yMOzh
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) June 8, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
— Rep. Brian S. King (@RepBrianKing) June 8, 2019
— magicfreak81 (@magicfreak81) June 8, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
On the 70th anniversary of the publication of Orwell's 1984 https://t.co/USIc4MYOYK
— Raju Narisetti (@raju) June 8, 2019
Politicians feed you what they want you to hear. Journalism feeds you a steady diet of truth. https://t.co/7moiSl7SCW
— Noah Pransky (@noahpransky) June 8, 2019
Trump, o vendedor vigarista de sempre https://t.co/BBY77eTH32
— Caio Blinder (@caioblinder) June 8, 2019
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) June 8, 2019
Terms to the Mexico crisis were settled months ago.
Tяump is gaslighting US again. https://t.co/6THc69BhMS
— David R•lst•n (@dr0lst0n) June 8, 2019
So the great negotiator got a deal consisting of actions his since fired DHS team negotiated, which his new “tough” team couldn’t substantially improve & which no one knows if it will work. But, he got to be the focus of attention, so he’ll call it a win. https://t.co/u7Dk9mYCYi
— Glenn Patterson (@glennnb) June 8, 2019
— Lazy Circles (@LazyCircles) June 8, 2019
Looks like our liar-in-chief tried to pull a fast one. Typical con artist carnival barker trick. https://t.co/bkUHeQz0Wj
— Rick Smith (@RickSmithShow) June 8, 2019
There’s the truth. Another fake crisis for a staged victory when plans were already in place. Trump is always a con artist. https://t.co/TCDHIyUsx3
— Scott Nevins (@ScottNevins) June 8, 2019
The Art of the (previously made) Deal https://t.co/UgriWLzZ48
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) June 8, 2019
— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) June 8, 2019
And, as of on que, the so-called deal to avert tariffs on Mexico “consists largely of actions that Mexico had already promised to take in prior discussions w/the US over the past several months”. The victory claim is just another Trump con job. https://t.co/BHrplohBJA
— David Leopold (@DavidLeopold) June 8, 2019
The Art of the Con.
(By the say, Trump did not write "Art of the Deal.)https://t.co/J2oxD6ny7l
— Bill Prady (@billprady) June 8, 2019
— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) June 8, 2019
But but but but that would mean….
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) June 8, 2019
Most of us knew this was all campaign theater.
— C. Graham Rombough (@WordmanCGR) June 8, 2019
Lol the new agreement is that someone read the old agreement to Trump
— The Glare (@TheGlare_TM) June 8, 2019
Why does our media keep on taking the bait? He lies, deflects and gaslights our nation daily. His objective is to get media to react to every single thing he says, which they always do, and everything he says is a lie.
Focus on his crimes.
— Jeff Scott (@_jeffscott) June 8, 2019
Impressive that the NYT popped the MAGAt bubble so soon after the "deal." Much better than the fluff after the first North Korea meeting. Took about two months before journalists finally realized that Trump accomplished nothing.
— Aaron Astor (@AstorAaron) June 8, 2019
He wrecked the stock market for nothing
— freehawk (@freehawk) June 8, 2019
It has been very clear to me this is nothing but a shitshow since day one. Nobody announced tariffs like that and then struck a deal. Sadly the Mexicans have no choice but to play along with the 45th- to show China Xi
— Alice Chen (@AliceCh76224366) June 8, 2019
I love how we exist in a constant state of “Is he inept or is he deceitful?” pic.twitter.com/JO7LksVDlV
— Kevin (@KevinAllenSmith) June 8, 2019
He lied. Say it: "He lied."
— Tyler Green (@TylerGreenBooks) June 8, 2019
Predictable. In fact, it was predicted. BY EVERYBODY!!!!
— Ring Ding (@scottakruh) June 8, 2019
Lawrence O’Donnell throttles Donny Deutsch for saying Elizabeth Warren can’t beat Trump: ‘This is pure guesswork’
Lawrence O'Donnell and Donny Deutsch had quite the exchange in the post-debate conversation on MSNBC Wednesday.
Deutsch tried to say that Sen. Elizabeth Warren's outstanding debate performance doesn't matter because Warren can't win in a match-up against President Donald Trump.
"I do not believe Elizabeth Warren, on stage with Donald Trump, beats him," he told the MSNBC panel. "And I think if we're honest with ourselves and we look hard at ourselves, I think a lot of people agree with me. It's — and I also think when you can label somebody a socialist, 57 percent of this country thinks that word is un-American. I'm not saying it's fair. When he can blanket Elizabeth Warren as a socialist, and he's on stage with her, the Democrats lose."
Father and daughter drowning at the border fuels anger at Trump immigration policies
A shocking photograph of a Salvadoran man and his baby daughter drowned in the Rio Grande fueled a surge of emotion around the world Wednesday -- as US Democrats furiously denounced Donald Trump's immigration policies.
"Trump is responsible for these deaths," said Beto O'Rourke, one of several Democratic White House hopefuls who took to Twitter to lash out at the president.
Former vice president Joe Biden, who is also seeking the presidency in 2020, called the image "gut-wrenching."
"History will judge how we respond to the Trump administration's treatment of immigrant families & children -- we can't be silent," he said.
Senator Elizabeth Warren leads Democrats in spirited first 2020 debate
Ten Democrats clashed in the first debate of the 2020 presidential race Wednesday with Elizabeth Warren cementing her status as a top-tier candidate and several underdogs using the issue of immigration to clamor for the limelight.
The biggest American political debate since the 2016 presidential campaign is occurring over two nights in Miami, climaxing Thursday with former vice president Joe Biden squaring off against nine challengers, including number two candidate Bernie Sanders.
But Wednesday's first take was a spirited encounter between Democrats like ex-congressman Beto O'Rourke, Senator Cory Booker, former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on subjects as varied as health care, economic inequality, climate action, gun violence, Iran and immigration.