On May 21, The Atlantic announced it would be laying off many of its staffers in response to economic hardship caused by the global pandemic.
It was a devastating blow for many of the publication's already struggling writers.
President Trump, however, was overjoyed these citizens were out of a job because The Atlantic published critical opinion pieces about him in the past.
Many of the writers at The Atlantic expressed their sadness on Twitter.
I'm devastated today for my brilliant, generous, kind colleagues. They are some of the most wonderful people I know… https://t.co/XxPH4W64tG— Rachel Gutman (@Rachel Gutman)1590074437.0
The President was giddy, however, announcing the layoffs as "great news."
Great News: The boring but very nasty magazine, The Atlantic, is rapidly failing, going down the tubes, and has jus… https://t.co/vNyg0uwRSk— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1590545788.0
The Atlantic's Editor, Jeffrey Goldberg, responded to Trump's insult by editing his Twitter bio.
We need more people like Jeffrey Goldberg https://t.co/sDjiYbtuLj— Andrew Leffler (@Andrew Leffler)1590605800.0
Goldberg even offered a guess as to why the President was holding such a grudge.
This is the article that probably triggered Trump: https://t.co/8BPGyEXR1x— Jeffrey Goldberg (@Jeffrey Goldberg)1590548489.0
If @TheAtlantic doesn't start offering tote bags or mugs that say "Boring but Very Nasty," then I'm not sure what the point of it all was— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols)1590590567.0
The editor's tweet had Twitter rallying behind him.
@HuffPost Celebrating job losses????!!! How emotionally vacant can one’s heart be to reach this level?!— JoshMali (@JoshMali)1590578595.0
Here is the piece that trigged this “boring but very nasty” tweet https://t.co/1jf5iecLxb Wonder if it could spar… https://t.co/TpLJHkhkAZ— Bill Weir (@Bill Weir)1590549766.0
you think @TheAtlantic is boring because it has a lot of big words you don’t understand https://t.co/KmWrHz2IzT— George Conway (@George Conway)1590549305.0
Ultimately, President Trump's petty words are little more than that.
@HuffPost Also because Trump is a gossipy old man with absolutely nothing better to do. #Sad #GossipGirl #GossipDon— Emma 🌹🌺🌻🌺🌸 (@Emma 🌹🌺🌻🌺🌸)1590577743.0
Many online wondered why the President was so happy Americans were losing their jobs.
@HuffPost The Magazine will be fine. Not like Trump's Atlantic city business: https://t.co/BvyAvIJ3eC— Yofrankie (@Yofrankie)1590577649.0
@HuffPost Wonderful... @realDonaldTrump is thrilled Americans are losing their job. Please explain to me why anyone would vote for him?— Rich DiGiacomo 🌈 (@Rich DiGiacomo 🌈)1590581388.0
If Americans are lucky, they'll someday have a President who fiercely defends their first amendment right to a free press.
@HuffPost This isn’t a president, what president would be happy that Americans are losing their jobs because of his… https://t.co/8A8L35ije7— Matty D (@Matty D)1590578504.0
Thanks for throwing us a free subscription drive. https://t.co/zlYP87ieI8— Adam Serwer🍝 (@Adam Serwer🍝)1590546838.0
Perhaps Americans will remember the President celebrating his citizens' hardship come next November.
Great News: in just 160 days we can put an end to all this toxicity! #vote https://t.co/ctNYb8kZyP— Buffy Wicks (@Buffy Wicks)1590553293.0
Ironically, after nearly four years of presidential tweets, most of the world would classify Trump's tweets as the only things that are "boring but very nasty."