President Donald Trump's sudden Twitter announcement that his nomination of Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) to be his Director of National Intelligence was being pulled because he felt the lawmaker wasn't getting a fair shake after the press, Democrats and some Republicans claimed he wasn't qualified was greeted with glee and mockery on Friday.
Trump complained that the treatment of the heretofore obscure Republican, who seemed to be auditioning for the job with his harsh treatment of special counsel Robert Mueller in a congressional hearing, was “unfair.” But Twitter users pointed out that the lawmaker had been exposed for padding his resume.
Addressing Trump's complaint that Ratcliffe would be "... going through months of slander and libel," the president was informed, "It is called VETTING you idiot."
You can see a sampling below:
....John has therefore decided to stay in Congress where he has done such an outstanding job representing the peopl… https://t.co/fZHW0eo1Zr— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1564769194.0
@realDonaldTrump Hmm. “Unfair” ? It’s called vetting #GropinFuhrer 🖐— JustSusan ⭐️ (@JustSusan ⭐️)1564770259.0
@realDonaldTrump Trump only picks the best people and by best I mean incompetent liars not qualified for the job.— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1564769843.0
@realDonaldTrump Thank God. He was almost as unqualified as you are.— Professional Student, JD, LLM ⚖️🍷📚🎼 (@Professional Student, JD, LLM ⚖️🍷📚🎼)1564770466.0
@realDonaldTrump That’s it. Blame the media for your inability to deliver on your promise of picking “the best people.”— Adam Best (@Adam Best)1564769780.0
@realDonaldTrump It's kinda funny how so many people you nominate have to drop out... It's almost like you don't pick the best people— emergency party chihuahua 🇺🇸 (@emergency party chihuahua 🇺🇸)1564769261.0
@realDonaldTrump Are you slamming America? You should go home— Yvette with a Y (@Yvette with a Y)1564770216.0
@realDonaldTrump Maybe if you nominated SOMEONE WITH RELEVANT EXPERIENCE FOR THE POSITION from the get-go. God you’re SUCH AN IDIOT!— Wendy (@Wendy)1564770264.0
@realDonaldTrump Translation: "I have no fucking idea what I'm doing."— 💥🐉R͎AD LEFT.͎ ͎S͎l͎u͎t͎D͎r͎a͎g͎o͎n͎🐲💥 (@💥🐉R͎AD LEFT.͎ ͎S͎l͎u͎t͎D͎r͎a͎g͎o͎n͎🐲💥)1564769988.0
@realDonaldTrump Holy moly this is such an epic #blotus fail #maga— 𝙋𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙎𝙚𝙘’𝙨 𝙇𝙮𝙞𝙣’ 𝙒𝙤𝙣𝙠𝙮 𝙀𝙮𝙚 (@𝙋𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙎𝙚𝙘’𝙨 𝙇𝙮𝙞𝙣’ 𝙒𝙤𝙣𝙠𝙮 𝙀𝙮𝙚)1564769940.0
@realDonaldTrump So, you couldn't get the guarantee of enough Senate votes to confirm your wack-a-doodle conspiracy… https://t.co/jOzjZMjlLg— Ruami Grey (@Ruami Grey)1564769914.0
@realDonaldTrump It is called VETTING you idiot— Michelle M McGarrity (@Michelle M McGarrity)1564769333.0
@realDonaldTrump If you aren’t going to seriously vet candidates, at least use the good ol’ google machine.— Suburban “Housewife” When do Booker & Beto arrive? (@Suburban “Housewife” When do Booker & Beto arrive?)1564770431.0
@realDonaldTrump Just realized he had zero chance of Senate approval? Great job vetting there chief. You know,… https://t.co/YSreJtac1R— dan pudvay (@dan pudvay)1564770536.0