President Donald Trump isn't exactly known for being calm or measured, but that's what his White House is claiming he was during a meeting with Democratic and Republican leaders.
".@realDonaldTrump was measured & decisive today. @SpeakerPelosi walking out was baffling but not surprising w NO intention of participating in a mtg on nat’l security. Dem “leadership” chose to storm out & whine to cameras, everyone else stayed to work on behalf of our country," tweeted Stephanie Grisham.
It prompted CNN's Chris Cillizza to inquire when Trump ever struck someone as "measured."
Ask yourself: How often has Trump struck you as “measured”? https://t.co/Oh386X0LO4— Chris Cillizza (@Chris Cillizza)1571263792.0
He certainly wasn't the only one. Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty harkened back to Trump's letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, which was certainly far from "measured."
No one who saw the president's demeanor in public earlier today or read his letter to Erdogan could possibly believ… https://t.co/xgg8n2xL5N— Karen Tumulty (@Karen Tumulty)1571263819.0
The internet was reluctant to believe that Pelosi was the one who had a "meltdown" since that's what she accused Trump of first. Trump has a tendency to reply with comments about him by repeating the same thing. "No puppet, no puppet, you're the puppet," is a memorable example.
The president attempted to justify his take by posting a photo of Pelosi standing and counting off something on her fingers.
You can read the other responses from the web below:
@Yamiche Lol when has trump ever been measured, factual or decisive? Ever.— GOTV 2020 to save us from the @GOP 🏳️🌈 (@GOTV 2020 to save us from the @GOP 🏳️🌈)1571264653.0
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump @SpeakerPelosi Ms. Romney- Fact! Trump has NEVER, EVER been measured and decisive. Stop… https://t.co/VfSan1ecUN— David2525 (@David2525)1571264651.0
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump @SpeakerPelosi Right, “be best”, got it 😂🤣😂— bluezdawg (@bluezdawg)1571263969.0
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump @SpeakerPelosi If there is no recording, I am going to take Speaker Pelosi's word over t… https://t.co/kV1tzH5MUn— (((Howard Forman))) (@(((Howard Forman))))1571263447.0
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump @SpeakerPelosi Your lies are so generic and offensive. Shame on you for condoning the ab… https://t.co/cRRahfvrfT— Ezinne (@Ezinne)1571263586.0
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump @SpeakerPelosi I mean, I guess that imbecilic letter could have ended with “smell ya lat… https://t.co/NLNy18fj3v— Lesley Abravanel🆘 (@Lesley Abravanel🆘)1571263613.0
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump @SpeakerPelosi We saw evidence of his stable genius during the press conference with Italy.— Bogue (@Bogue)1571263582.0
I love how @WhiteHouse, which like the rest of us saw Trump melt down in public today with lunatic babbling during… https://t.co/frjb2MJ7Va— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald)1571263678.0
Measured and decisive? That letter to Erdogan was like something out of Captain Underpants. https://t.co/4zh1LxEZzy— Helaine Olen (@Helaine Olen)1571263933.0
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump Are you kidding me? We all saw him today. There was nothing “measured” about him. Try an… https://t.co/GxsAVuAOoE— The Andrew J. Scott (@The Andrew J. Scott)1571265592.0
@GOPLeader Hmm... what to believe? That a self proclaimed tough guy with a big mouth and penchant for insults had a… https://t.co/25IMF7D9TM— David Freeland (@David Freeland)1571265591.0
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump @SpeakerPelosi If Trump was “measured and decisive” today then that would be a first.— Against All Enemies Foreign and Domestic (@Against All Enemies Foreign and Domestic)1571265584.0
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump @SpeakerPelosi Hahaha every day that Trump doesn’t take a shit directly on the resolute… https://t.co/3mGAdiFdCN— Cassandra Maple (@Cassandra Maple)1571265567.0
@PressSec @realDonaldTrump @SpeakerPelosi "DonaldTrump was measured & decisive today." https://t.co/RGdACrywfN— MsCalEsq ⚖️ (@MsCalEsq ⚖️)1571265564.0
No matter how many times I hear Nancy Pelosi speak, I'm taken aback by how quiet, calm, and measured her speaking v… https://t.co/z1tZK4IsPv— Susweca (@Susweca)1571265526.0
In the words of your “press secretary”, she looks to be taking a “measured and decisive” stand. https://t.co/OlFGiNm45H— Kram Llirrem (@Kram Llirrem)1571265504.0