President Donald Trump's fascist habits undermined a message that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attempted to deliver on Saturday.
As part of the administration's attacks on Iran, the State Department tweeted a summary of Pompeo's stance, saying, "Normal states do not violently suppress legitimate protests, jail their own citizens or those of other countries on specious charges, engage in torture, and impose severe restrictions on fundamental freedoms."
The hypocrisy of the Trump administration criticizing any country on their treatment of protesters was quickly blasted online.
Here's some of what people were saying about America's lost credibility:
@StateDept @SecPompeo You literally have described the United States to a “T”. Just because you claim to be a shini… https://t.co/DtMmEoqEZc— Scott Ritter (@Scott Ritter)1601152055.0
@StateDept @SecPompeo The UNITED STATES is a regime that violently punishes legitimate protests, jails it's own cit… https://t.co/EJIMxEBHEL— Kathleen - Nothing will fundamentally change (@Kathleen - Nothing will fundamentally change)1601149533.0
@StateDept @SecPompeo Guess the United States isn’t a “normal state” then— Christmas Ape Goes To Summer Camp (@Christmas Ape Goes To Summer Camp)1601152398.0
@marzipanalley @StateDept @SecPompeo For real. Before I clicked on this tweet, this was all I saw and I thought som… https://t.co/YTFcfsPIai— Rani Yachts 🏳️🌈Biden-Harris 2020!! (@Rani Yachts 🏳️🌈Biden-Harris 2020!!)1601150080.0
@StateDept @SecPompeo Do you listen to yourself when you talk or is your asshole perfectly soundproofed?— Zeddy (@Zeddy)1601149588.0
@StateDept @SecPompeo Fuhrer Trump is not going to like you subtweeting him, sir.— Red (@Red)1601153641.0
@StateDept @SecPompeo Incredible. Everything the US government is describing here is what it does on a daily basis… https://t.co/4nDRyyXoAO— Ben Norton (@Ben Norton)1601153359.0
@StateDept @SecPompeo Okay. So when AG and President send unmarked paramilitary armed forces to beat and arrest bo… https://t.co/581bb2gcYf— heather holeman (@heather holeman)1601149184.0
@StateDept @SecPompeo Then our ship sailed a LOOOONNNNG time ago. We will make no progress until we recognize the t… https://t.co/noCZy4h01k— Hoppy Holidays_Kay (@Hoppy Holidays_Kay)1601149485.0
@StateDept @SecPompeo The #US @StateDept is completely immune to #Irony. Everything you wrote, describes the United… https://t.co/24I9v2k6Ms— Syed Moayyed Jafri (@Syed Moayyed Jafri)1601149053.0
@StateDept @SecPompeo The lack of self-awareness on display here is just... Breathtaking.— Snippy Tzippi Across the Darkest Timeline (@Snippy Tzippi Across the Darkest Timeline)1601152110.0
@StateDept @SecPompeo OK, that's enough about the USA. Now do the rest of the world.— Kate Eads (@Kate Eads)1601149103.0
@StateDept @SecPompeo The self-ownage here is off the charts.— JKDAnthony10 (@JKDAnthony10)1601153184.0
@StateDept @SecPompeo The guilty conscience speaks the loudest.— jennifer gonzales (@jennifer gonzales)1601149690.0
Wow. Had to check to make sure this astoundingly hypocritical tweet was actually legit. https://t.co/OerBnpsRMj— Charles Johnson (@Charles Johnson)1601153006.0
The weasel word here is "legitimate." When citizens in foreign countries protest governments Republicans don't li… https://t.co/kNq4WhO2nY— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle)1601153287.0
Didn't realize the State Department was doing parody now https://t.co/rbIlI4Nl9x— Aaron Cynic (@Aaron Cynic)1601152832.0
U.S admits it's not a normal country then? https://t.co/ZpD9dMGeck— Tom Fowdy (@Tom Fowdy)1601149672.0
Wait, wait, wait. Is the State Department subtweeting America?? https://t.co/qXz6g6PNHD— Peter Daou (@Peter Daou)1601152689.0
It feels strange to say this, but the United States government just tweeted an absolutely brutal self-own https://t.co/ncr8udKBJT— DB Pooper (@DB Pooper)1601152927.0