President Donald Trump thanked a Fox News host who praised him, and social media users mocked him for seeking the broadcaster's approval.
Greg Gutfeld, who hosts a self-titled program that airs late Friday and Saturday and also appears on Fox News programs such as "The Five," praised Trump as a "game changer" and "once in a century kind of leader" in an appearance flagged Thursday night by the president's social media director Dan Scavino.
Trump thanked Gutfeld on his own Twitter account Friday morning, and sought the broadcaster's continued approval.
"Wow! Thank you Greg," Trump tweeted. "Hope I live up to your expectations."
Wow! Thank you Greg. Hope I live up to your expectations. https://t.co/jBWn1ksGo4— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1578660927.0
The mockery was swift.
Once-in-a-century? It’s more like that this country hasn’t had a president as bad as @realDonaldTrump in the 231 y… https://t.co/FMPXpN2wwO— George Conway (@George Conway) 1578661218.0
@realDonaldTrump imagine being so desperate and needy for approval that you get as giddy as a schoolgirl when some… https://t.co/fFrPCApm6u— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1578661165.0
@realDonaldTrump You don't live up to anyone's expectations.— Not Amused (@Not Amused) 1578660966.0
@realDonaldTrump You can’t. You’re a no-nothing bigot. A self-obsessed puddle of desperation, fear, and corruptio… https://t.co/d9SayLM2ey— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks) 1578661269.0
@realDonaldTrump Dear Leader mailbag time.— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger) 1578660976.0
@realDonaldTrump Oh yes Donald Trump is a real game changer he is the 1st dictator to rule the United States of Ame… https://t.co/gUdoN1tPiX— (((TheAmericanPeople))) (@(((TheAmericanPeople)))) 1578661028.0
@realDonaldTrump Narcissistic douche— Dave Bricker (@Dave Bricker) 1578660992.0
@realDonaldTrump "A president who does not read cannot lead." -Modern American Proverb— Bill Adler (@Bill Adler) 1578661483.0
@realDonaldTrump People's expectations of you are zero, and you still fail to live up to them— Mark Gray (@Mark Gray) 1578661119.0
@realDonaldTrump Narcissists love to be flattered.— Don 🇺🇸 🌊🌊🌊 (@Don 🇺🇸 🌊🌊🌊) 1578661555.0
@realDonaldTrump I hope your are a 'once in a century kind of leader'. We'll be lucky to survive your presidency. https://t.co/XwjKEx93kC— D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️) 1578661584.0
Is Greg Gutfeld a Scott Adams with hair, or is @ScottAdamsSays a @greggutfeld without hair? https://t.co/LIof0QpLxS— Chilly Disinterest (@Chilly Disinterest) 1578661805.0