President Donald Trump attacked two female reporters and claimed unfettered presidential powers during a Monday coronavirus briefing that lasted over two hours.
During the briefing, a campaign-style video was even shown, prompting criticism of North Korea-style propaganda.
The internet was shocked by Trump's claims, with the hashtag #TrumpMeltdown trending nationwide on Twitter.
Here's some of what people were saying:
Currently... #OMGTrump #PressBriefing #TrumpPressConference #TrumpMeltdown #SaveFauci ... are all trending on Twi… https://t.co/hO13GUGatL— Billy Baldwin (@Billy Baldwin)1586821611.0
But wait...I thought his authority was total! #TrumpMeltdown https://t.co/q78p9biGE8— Denis O'Hare (@Denis O'Hare)1586821801.0
LMFAO!!! CNN is killing it with the chyrons today!! 😂😂😂 https://t.co/fmmmB029wo— Mystery Solvent (@Mystery Solvent)1586818075.0
The President does not have "total authority." That's a King. That's a Dictator. America. Defeats. Dictators. I… https://t.co/KihAotx9Lw— Rus McLaughlin (@Rus McLaughlin)1586822409.0
🔥🔥This #COVID19 “briefing” is getting worse by the second for @realDonaldTrump. @CNN just changed its chyron to “T… https://t.co/6oyp0u9kcv— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@Dena Grayson, MD, PhD)1586817410.0
Everyone knows Trump’s stupidity is what made America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic so weak and has led to… https://t.co/wObUHFgS0v— Aisha Sultan (@Aisha Sultan)1586822670.0
Wanting total authority with zero responsibility. Whatta putz. #TrumpMeltdown #MAGA— Dave Zirin (@Dave Zirin)1586820589.0
Trending: #TrumpMeltdown with #TrumpMadness— Michael Hinkelman (@Michael Hinkelman)1586823223.0
#TrumpMeltdown #TrumpMadness “Tens of thousands of Americans are dead… How is this rant supposed to make people fe… https://t.co/mPb0ntMWas— Agata (@Agata)1586818884.0