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 (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2020
The mockery was swift.
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) January 10, 2020
imagine being so desperate and needy for approval that you get as giddy as a schoolgirl when some Racist Romper Room yutz who is paid to flatter you does his job and flatters you
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) January 10, 2020
You don’t live up to anyone’s expectations.
— Not Amused (@LuckyMe1950) January 10, 2020
You’re a no-nothing bigot. A self-obsessed puddle of desperation, fear, and corruption.
You’re a sad, little man who watches television in hopes of harvesting a compliment that you can then tweet so other people will see it.
— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks) January 10, 2020
Actually Trump is a horrific President. I used to be a Republican in youth. Then a left leaning independent after George W. Trump has pushed me into the Democratic party. I will never again vote for a Republican. They are weak. Every one that defends Trump makes my point.
— Randall DeSear (@RandallDesear) January 10, 2020
Dear Leader mailbag time.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) January 10, 2020
Oh yes Donald Trump is a real game changer he is the 1st dictator to rule the United States of America and completely destroy everything
— (((TheAmericanPeople))) (@ACE51167161) January 10, 2020
— Dave Bricker (@CognitiveCaveat) January 10, 2020
“A president who does not read cannot lead.” -Modern American Proverb
— Bill Adler (@billadler) January 10, 2020
People’s expectations of you are zero, and you still fail to live up to them
— Mark Gray (@rich29uk) January 10, 2020
Narcissists love to be flattered.
— Don 🇺🇸 🌊🌊🌊 (@don_drcblc99) January 10, 2020
I hope your are a ‘once in a century kind of leader’. We’ll be lucky to survive your presidency. pic.twitter.com/XwjKEx93kC
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) January 10, 2020
— Chilly Disinterest (@Art_of_Deals) January 10, 2020