President Donald Trump on Tuesday held a "press briefing" that consisted of him boasting about the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting a record-high 30,000 points -- and then running away without taking any questions.
The president's truly brief press briefing utterly baffled observers, many of whom wondered why the president couldn't have simply bragged about the stock market on his Twitter account.
Check out some reactions below.
oh my god that insane baby— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis)1606239261.0
I swear to fucking God Trump came into the White House press room to announce that the Dow Jones had risen above 30… https://t.co/ekHUa6p7fv— Daniel W. Drezner (@Daniel W. Drezner)1606239283.0
Very, very odd. Just as quickly as President Trump came into the briefing room, he left without taking questions a… https://t.co/rIyscomrcQ— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche Alcindor)1606239312.0
Pretty sure that was Trump’s weird-ass version of a concession.— Jon Favreau (@Jon Favreau)1606239385.0
Fox is currently referring to that as a "news conference." In that spirit, I'll be referring to my walk from my des… https://t.co/qdhiY4U9iZ— Dave Weigel (@Dave Weigel)1606239346.0
Trump just made brief remarks congratulating himself on the Stockmarket passing through 30,000 on the Dow . He to… https://t.co/U24pPC06pg— (((Howard Forman))) (@(((Howard Forman))))1606239289.0
President Trump did not respond to a reporter's question, "Why not concede for the good of the country?"— Grace Segers (@Grace Segers)1606239332.0
YAY STONKS— Atrios 🟨🟥 (@Atrios 🟨🟥)1606239609.0
For the record, the Trump statement was 786 characters long. Meaning it could have been delivered in a three-tweet… https://t.co/cPB78TQ0Sh— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1606239603.0
The gap between reality and the reality that exists in Trump's head has never been larger.— Glenn Kessler (@Glenn Kessler)1606239511.0
@WhiteHouse @realDonaldTrump bro you spoke for 30 seconds and took credit for Wall Street's enthusiasm for the comi… https://t.co/mLFR1SPjTG— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1606239353.0
OH in the briefing room: "That was weird as shit"— Justin Sink (@Justin Sink)1606239224.0
That put the brief in briefing. https://t.co/jtXDlZe1Nt— Jim Acosta (@Jim Acosta)1606240014.0
Ah. So this is what it was like for Stormy Daniels: https://t.co/kbe3XSHFfp— God Emperor (@God Emperor)1606240381.0