At one point, Trump fixated on the use of the word "manufactured." While people had difficulty understanding what he was talking about, one statement was made very clear by the President.
"Here's the good news: We're president."
Listen to his comments here:
What happens when the president has a 100 word vocabulary. https://t.co/2LdNR5NaOW— Claude Taylor (@Claude Taylor)1561037363.0
Who is we?
@atrupar When he says “we’re president” who is he referring to? Himself and Putin? Himself and the reflection in th… https://t.co/QkdhXGONws— Sarah Wood (@Sarah Wood)1561038989.0
@RadioFreeTom We mean Hannity and he? 😬🤔— Marie (@Marie)1560995275.0
People offered theories on who else is President along with Trump. One name came up several times.
@revrrlewis @atrupar "We're" = Putin and Trump— Zander (@Zander)1561041551.0
@atrupar Hhhhhmmmm, “WE’RE President?!” https://t.co/bSpBLHrLY3— Narcy Mom (@Narcy Mom)1561051806.0
'We're president.' Trump means he and Pooty are co-presidents. https://t.co/l00Sriqn8S— Emily England (@Emily England)1561060723.0
@RadioFreeTom By “we’re” he meant him and Vladimir Putin.— Raindawg (@Raindawg)1561063188.0
Others thought it might simply be a matter of having met Queen Elizabeth II recently.
@RadioFreeTom Please he has recently met the Queen so it may have rubbed off— (((Dr Lilly Evans))) #FBPE (@(((Dr Lilly Evans))) #FBPE)1560995189.0
@RadioFreeTom Stroking that royal "we". What a joke he is.— Charlene Simonson (@Charlene Simonson)1561060208.0
@RadioFreeTom It’s the Royal we.— Joel Klebanoff (@Joel Klebanoff)1560995591.0
Others got a bit more creative in their guesses.
@RadioFreeTom @ridgebackluvr He and the many voices in his head.— jdcpei (@jdcpei)1560999798.0
@RadioFreeTom We are Negan.— Ameer (@Ameer)1561060340.0
@RadioFreeTom I guess the demon collective hacking his body dropped the ball...But yes, terrifying is a good descriptor.— Jessica Is Frustrated (@Jessica Is Frustrated)1561033625.0
@RadioFreeTom He’s probably talking about himself, Jared, and Ivanka.— Steph_Millo (@Steph_Millo)1560995315.0
@rabiasquared He says “we’re president” like he’s partners with a symbiotic parasite.— Pepsolman💭 (@Pepsolman💭)1561050576.0
@atrupar WE’RE President? Is this like “we are legion”?— iTellStories (@iTellStories)1561040985.0
But another name came up again and again too.
@TrueFactsStated “We’re president” LOL, he’s literally turning into Gollum.— Jonathan Cornick (@Jonathan Cornick)1561065154.0
@revrrlewis We’re president, precious. We gets 2 scoopses of ice cream.— Charla Wainwright (@Charla Wainwright)1561047835.0
@TrueFactsStated We’re President, my precious.— Isaac Meisenheimer (@Isaac Meisenheimer)1561039042.0
@atrupar “We’re president.” https://t.co/6SERKLsxeS— David J (@David J)1561040136.0
The President spoke to Hannity on the phone for almost 45 minutes. You can see—and hear—the full interview here.
In response to reporting from political pundits like Hannity, Steve Deace wrote the book Truth Bombs: Confronting the Lies Conservatives Believe (To Our Own Demise), available for pre-order here.