President Trump's attacks on the media have become so commonplace since he took office that it can be easy to just gloss over them.
But he turned quite a few heads (and caused many eyes to roll, no doubt) in a tweet on Wednesday touting his tenure as President as the "Age of Trump."
After time spent disparaging Fox News (yes, really), Trump slams the media as "massively dishonest," saying that he hopes a "big part" of his legacy will be his contributions to "exposing" the "Fake News."
There has never been a time in the history of our Country that the Media was so Fraudulent, Fake, or Corrupt! When… https://t.co/bP2Ywfddfv— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1567038910.0
Soon, the phrase "Age of Trump" started trending on Twitter as people began to drag Trump for his blatant narcissism.
@realDonaldTrump Wondered why everyone was suddenly tweeting about the "Age of Trump." OF COURSE it's because Trum… https://t.co/4ufDOvzeqs— Asᴛᴀʀᴛɪᴇʟ©®™✪ (@Asᴛᴀʀᴛɪᴇʟ©®™✪)1567049677.0
@realDonaldTrump Your "legacy" is that of a money-launderer, a sex offender, a con artist, a tax evader, a liar, a… https://t.co/56Znpdbw5p— Asᴛᴀʀᴛɪᴇʟ©®™✪ (@Asᴛᴀʀᴛɪᴇʟ©®™✪)1567049917.0
@realDonaldTrump The “Age of Trump” has already been made into a movie called “Idiocracy.”— Frank Lowe (@Frank Lowe)1567091257.0
The Age of Trump. https://t.co/TEvBSNBhIR— Cameron Grant (@Cameron Grant)1567039449.0
@realDonaldTrump LOL he just said the “Age of Trump.” The only megalomaniacs who named an entire age after themselv… https://t.co/2cio3oDJEK— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1567040925.0
@realDonaldTrump There has never been a time in the history of our country that the President of the United States… https://t.co/R4UjKRRTx1— Stephanie Kennedy (@Stephanie Kennedy)1567042595.0
People will certainly remember Trump for many things, but most of them aren't positive.
Let us recount the Age of Trump. He attacks Gold Star families. He taxes Gold Star kids. Now, he wants to strip… https://t.co/jaOOO0QMx5— Grant Stern (@Grant Stern)1567049336.0
@realDonaldTrump The "Age of Trump" 😂 People will look back on it like a drunken one night stand where you wake up… https://t.co/iWHvPcbW0i— Jeremy Taylor (@Jeremy Taylor)1567060815.0
@realDonaldTrump The Age of Trump will be remembered in the same way we remember the bubonic plague.… https://t.co/sOG8jPi5BZ— Lesley Abravanel (@Lesley Abravanel)1567045233.0
Several prominent Democrats got in on the roasting as well.
History definitely will recall the “Age of Trump” as fraudulent, fake, and corrupt. https://t.co/Gcd0f3NsXp— Eric Swalwell (@Eric Swalwell)1567043657.0
So sorry to have to tell you that there will never be an “Age of trump”. This period will be known as the “Age of C… https://t.co/FDwctO5ELR— Howard Dean (@Howard Dean)1567078171.0
Many also used the moniker to describe the age Trump seems to be, with the consensus being that he's not quite mature enough yet for kindergarten.
The Age of Trump. That’s some riddle. I’ll go with 5 years old in an 80 year old body.— Tim Hannan (@Tim Hannan)1567080143.0
@realDonaldTrump "The Age of Trump" is roughly six and a half. https://t.co/uclyUx4O65— Dave Zirin (@Dave Zirin)1567042955.0
4 years old is "The Age of Trump" https://t.co/2qYSjeZK7R— Marc Sussman (@Marc Sussman)1567039887.0
@realDonaldTrump “Age of Trump”? My money is on 2 1/2 years old, 3 tops. Mental age of course!— Tom Henry (@Tom Henry)1567096585.0
@realDonaldTrump Age of Trump, is 5 https://t.co/lvVFtX8pqO— Arthur Dent (@Arthur Dent)1567039215.0
But if we do have an "Age of Trump" to contend with, at least it pales in comparison to some others.
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/3xo7CHw3ru— ⛥Witchypoo⛦ (@⛥Witchypoo⛦)1567062067.0
The Age of Trump will never be as good as the Age of Obama, a man who won two elections with the popular vote and i… https://t.co/01phqzWxb1— Wajahat Ali (@Wajahat Ali)1567042684.0
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