On Wednesday morning, former President Donald Trump released a three-word statement, with no context or explanation behind it: "BULLIES NEVER FIGHT!"
NEW! "BULLIES NEVER FIGHT!" - President Donald J. Trump https://t.co/XfWimziJYG— Liz Harrington (@Liz Harrington) 1628689996.0
Trump's comment, promoted by spokesperson Liz Harrington on Twitter, triggered instant and widespread confusion across social media.
Many people said they were confused about what Trump even meant. Others simply mocked the former president for his incoherence, with one writer suggesting we need to create a "sad, old man shaking a fist at the sky" translator to understand his rants.
Still others mocked Trump over being reduced to communicating through this medium, now that he has been banished from nearly all major forms of social media.
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman speculated that Trump's statement was a reference to Andrew Cuomo, who is resigning as governor of New York after being accused in a report by the state attorney general of sexually harassing 11 women.
Presumably this is about Cuomo but it’s 🤔 https://t.co/R69I7RUUux— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman) 1628690161.0
See more confused reactions below:
Trying and failing to comprehend this very short sentence, which just seems like a random collage of English words.… https://t.co/7xRnZReVVJ— Andrew Egger (@Andrew Egger) 1628690613.0
You know how Key and Peele came up with Luther, Obama’s anger translator? Can we get a “sad, old man shaking a fist… https://t.co/7Ur4ykldf5— Michael Cohen (@Michael Cohen) 1628690599.0
@realLizUSA He sounds like he is having an excellent morning.— CB is Big Baby Jesus. (@CB is Big Baby Jesus.) 1628690249.0
Trump sent out a statement this morning that just says "BULLIES NEVER FIGHT!" with no context (all caps his). I ha… https://t.co/DQl15mRJVZ— Elizabeth Crisp (@Elizabeth Crisp) 1628691057.0
@realLizUSA Nor apparently do they have any self awareness https://t.co/iiBRF8CS6z— Jim Rose (@Jim Rose) 1628690475.0
the fact he has to send out pretty much a telegram whenever he wants to say something will always make me laugh https://t.co/eic6j4TgDu— 👽 elle (@👽 elle) 1628690724.0
@realLizUSA https://t.co/ijaK4TAqFf— 🐢Mitch McConnells Turtle - Senator in Uranus KY (@🐢Mitch McConnells Turtle - Senator in Uranus KY) 1628690446.0
@realLizUSA Haha, Liz Harrington’s job: Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V— WillisisCray (@WillisisCray) 1628690268.0