At Monday's press briefing, President Donald Trump spent several minutes attacking Joe Biden and "Democrat-run cities," complaining about the former vice president's speech, accusing Democrats of using "mob" tactics to achieve their agenda, and saying they would even "let the Boston Bomber" vote in elections.
Commenters on social media were flabbergasted at the president's monologue.
Trump begins his August 31 press briefing with some casual xenophobia https://t.co/9GdeF7wK6T— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1598910473.0
@atrupar I vacationed in Portland 2 and a half months ago and had a blast— Marty Smith (@Marty Smith)1598910760.0
@atrupar As someone who lives here, I can say it’s a lie *and* really annoying how he keeps misrepresenting this city as a propaganda tool.— Caitlin Murray (@Caitlin Murray)1598910807.0
Now Trump looks up from the prepared text to ad-lib. "The Joe Biden... party..." instead of "Democrats."— Bryan Alexander (@Bryan Alexander)1598910653.0
@atrupar It's a wonder Trump doesn't just walk around in a circle, as he is completely blind to anything on the right— Mark Gray (@Mark Gray)1598910743.0
The president is now on television saying that the “violent rioters” (opposed to the other kind) and Joe Biden have… https://t.co/8nnK7eANsy— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols)1598910784.0
@feliciasonmez @ktbenner He’s taking cray cray now— Jim (@Jim)1598910768.0
Trump is attacking Biden on using "mob" tactics, which is a level of projection my brain is having trouble computing.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1598911245.0
as Biden strongly denounces violence, Trump speaks up for Rittenhouse and caravan of his supporters who drove to Po… https://t.co/a6sDEgwNQ5— John Harwood (@John Harwood)1598912195.0
Reporters... can you please explain why you give Trump any air time? Why don’t you just sit out his briefing? Why a… https://t.co/DDQyzY9lZD— Cheyenne Beaches (@Cheyenne Beaches)1598910689.0