Despite the pouring rain, poor planning and crowds that left after the event was delayed, Donald Trump went forward with his "Salute to America" Fourth of July extravaganza as Twitter users reveled in what a disaster it turned into.
With the president tweeting, "Weather looking good, clearing rapidly," the show went on -- but not without observers noting how poorly everything turned out as live video showed the president speaking behind a sheet of plexiglass as water streamed down it.
As one Twitter commenter pointed out: "I can’t tell if it’s like watching a speech from someone inside a fish bowl or like I’m inside a fish bowl."
Check out the responses below:
@realDonaldTrump Are you going to FAKE the crowd size AGAIN?— Tommy Campbell (@Tommy Campbell) 1562277511.0
lol this dude slamming booze from a tiny plastic bottle during Trump's speech is a big mood. #SaluteToAmerica https://t.co/2YwNihfqDm— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1562280450.0
@realDonaldTrump Amazing Weather! Record enthusiasm! https://t.co/2kXrRkcamF— Ryan Hill (@Ryan Hill) 1562277610.0
Dude took a shot during the #TrumpParade https://t.co/WtiEj0Xs0d— nicholasaaronpurvis (@nicholasaaronpurvis) 1562281078.0
A cheesy, arrogant speech with Trump as MC. A Soviet area-style music. A cheap flyover. The rain. Boring and embar… https://t.co/KSoFSEb1bY— 𝐉.𝐍. 𝐏𝐀𝐐𝐔𝐄𝐓 🖊️ (@𝐉.𝐍. 𝐏𝐀𝐐𝐔𝐄𝐓 🖊️) 1562282161.0
Kinda hoping the rain lets up in D.C. I just dont want Trump to claim that the weather is why no one showed up. I… https://t.co/2lnHl8YiTq— Kelly Gail 🌊 Bills 10-3 (@Kelly Gail 🌊 Bills 10-3) 1562276316.0
For someone who is so obsessed with his image, it’s hard to imagine Trump’s reaction when he realizes that his spee… https://t.co/Vf849SdExi— Jim Roberts (@Jim Roberts) 1562281460.0
Terrible optics for Trump! Boring teleprompter speech delivered in a monotone voice from behind rain-streaked glas… https://t.co/nds9komSBX— Twilight Zone (@Twilight Zone) 1562280966.0
@realDonaldTrump If you tell your base it's not raining they will believe you even when it's raining.— Anthony Cousins 🌊🌈🇺🇸✝️🌊☮️✌️🏳️ (@Anthony Cousins 🌊🌈🇺🇸✝️🌊☮️✌️🏳️) 1562279910.0
This has become an SNL parody.— Stuart Rothenberg (@Stuart Rothenberg) 1562281291.0
Nothing says “having a great one” like standing in a huge crowd on the National Mall, wet, hot, watching Donald Tru… https://t.co/GtLBci95jh— Matt Fuller (@Matt Fuller) 1562280549.0
Thomas Edison. The Wright Brothers. Clara Barton. This Trump speech is just about name-checking as many people as… https://t.co/OroOh7SlD8— Matt Fuller (@Matt Fuller) 1562280668.0
Trump has already lost the crowd at his 4th of July speech, as you can hear the crowd ask themselves, "We stood out… https://t.co/DrYD7ujgpM— PoliticusUSA (@PoliticusUSA) 1562280317.0
Trump's speech is a shocking load of old shite, it is pissing down with rain and the whole thing appears to be a to… https://t.co/goQ08O1aii— FashionShark (@FashionShark) 1562280354.0
I can’t tell if it’s like watching a speech from someone inside a fish bowl or like I’m inside a fish bowl.— Ginger Gibson (@Ginger Gibson) 1562280499.0
Listening to Trump’s speech. He just said “space-force” everyone drink 🍹— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡) 1562280084.0
Trump on 4th of July trying to read TelePrompTer speech is equated with his head bobbing back and forth. Behind a r… https://t.co/wgRu9CpdX0— Essay More (@Essay More) 1562280169.0