Donald Trump unleashed yet another Twitter spree on Thursday morning, during which he lashed out at “fake news,” tagged a retired teacher instead of Pete Buttigieg and declared himself “so great-looking and smart.” He also referred to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has claimed Native-American ancestry, as a “very nervous and skinny version of Pocahontas.”
....The Fake News is not as important, or as powerful, as Social Media. They have lost tremendous credibility since that day in November, 2016, that I came down the escalator with the person who was to become your future First Lady. When I ultimately leave office in six......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 11, 2019
It all kicked off with his insistence that the media, or, as he continues to call it, “the fake news,” is “not as important, or as powerful, as social media.” Ahead of Thursday’s White House social media summit, he went on claim that traditional media “lost tremendous credibility” by underestimating his chances to win office in 2016.
From there, he hit out at his political opponents, including Democrats Joe Biden and Buttigieg, who was presumably the intended target of his “Alfred E. Neuman” dig. Trump has compared the young mayor to the Mad magazine mascot, but in his tweet, he misspelled Neumann and tagged an account belonging to a retired teacher and soccer coach. (Trump also tagged the wrong Megan Rapinoe in a rant aimed at the soccer champion two weeks ago.)
And while Trump has frequently used the “Pocahontas” nickname to mock Warren in the past, his next tweet took an even more personal turn as he commented on her appearance, calling her “very nervous and skinny.” By contrast, he declared himself “great-looking and smart, a true stable genius.”
...or a very nervous and skinny version of Pocahontas (1000/24th), as your President, rather than what you have now, so great looking and smart, a true Stable Genius! Sorry to say that even Social Media would be driven out of business along with, and finally, the Fake News Media!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 11, 2019
Naturally, these statements are now the talk of Twitter. Many swooped in to defend Warren while taking aim at Trump’s “great-looking and smart” boasts. And then there’s the matter of his math...
1000/24th is 4167% Native American...— Mitchel G. Hansen (@M_G_Hansen) July 11, 2019
So great looking and smart? Have all the mirrors been removed from the White House? I've given up on you ever realizing that you're far from a genius.— Kevin (@KLJTech) July 11, 2019
The president of the United States is using racial slurs and has no idea how fractions work. #ImpeachTrumpNow— watertiger (@watertradition) July 11, 2019
Great point, sir. Every genius knows that’s how fractions work, sir.— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) July 11, 2019
You telling me Elizabeth Warren is actually almost 42 whole Pocahontas’s????— LeeLee MegaDooDoo (@Leezy8) July 11, 2019
So great looking? Oh lord. Get those cataracts fixed. There is a great amount of you to look at,however. But I’d rather look at a newly painted wall.— Linn Miller (@LinnMiller66) July 11, 2019
As if it's not bad enough to carry on the "Pocahontas" narrative, trump has the nerve to call himself "so great looking and smart" (😂) and a "true stable genius" (😂). That if he wasn't president, social media would go out of business (😂).— James Michael Sama (@JamesMSama) July 11, 2019
C'mon, man. Who takes this seriously? pic.twitter.com/B4cOJnyTor
Now Warren is too skinny to be president? That’s a new one https://t.co/uQ8G3yzh45— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) July 11, 2019
Elizabeth Warren is skinny and he’s jealous. She can literally run to catch a train and he...well, he makes doctors lie about his heath and weight even though we see his appearance and size. https://t.co/1K9Kk9EgrZ— GABBY (@jmariebrooklyn) July 11, 2019
"I bet the President can't, in one single message, show that he's racist, psychologically unstable, and bad at math."— JRehling (@JRehling) July 11, 2019
"I'll take that bet."
Several Trump supporters, meanwhile, called the tweet “funny.”
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