President Donald Trump’s brief foray into positivity on Twitter Monday drew an exasperated reaction from reporters and commentators.
Trump’s new White House chief of staff, John Kelly, was sworn in Monday morning, and he quickly moved to push out communications director Anthony Scaramucci. Trump also awarded the Medal of Honor to James C. McCloughan on Monday, but he did not elaborate on why he considered it a great day.
A great day at the White House!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2017
Reacting quickly to Trump’s tweets has become a premier activity among many Twitter users, and reporters expressed bewilderment at Trump saying that Monday went well.
Um, yeah. Sure. https://t.co/z2tnMl54nT
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) July 31, 2017
Mooch still getting dunked on https://t.co/J04zuiBwT1
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) July 31, 2017
Must have gotten three scoops of ice cream at lunch.https://t.co/15wMLcSTZt
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) July 31, 2017
Perhaps the most discussion-inducing Tweet since covfefe https://t.co/UWqqHyTxT6
— Steve Lookner (@lookner) July 31, 2017
A good day after booting the Mooch? There have been so many bad weeks and an absolutely appalling six months 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/OBk0cOaCt2
— Jack Schofield (@jackschofield) July 31, 2017
"No WH chaos" https://t.co/lSSL7lp2Tn
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 31, 2017
CNN’s Chris Cillizza referred to a previous Trump tweet that addressed critics by saying there was a “no WH chaos.” Some used Trump’s tweet to make cultural references.
— patrick moote (@patmoote) August 1, 2017
— Alec Mapa (@AlecMapa) August 1, 2017
Trump did not tweet for the rest of Monday, and Tuesday morning he tweeted another positive note, this time about the stock market.
Stock Market could hit all-time high (again) 22,000 today. Was 18,000 only 6 months ago on Election Day. Mainstream media seldom mentions!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2017
(First reported by The Washington Free Beacon)http://freebeacon.com/politics/reporters-commentators-bewildered-trumps-positive-tweet/ (August 1, 2017)
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