Nearly 60 thousand Americans are dead from the virus that's caused a national crisis in the United States, but if you think that's going to stop President Donald Trump from airing his incessant grievances on Twitter, you'd be wrong.
In a weekend Twitter bender, the President lambasted everyone from Democrats to Fox News to, of course, the so-called "fake news" media.
In a now deleted tweet the President lamented that the journalists who covered the President's questionable dealings in Russia received "Noble" prizes, despite being "proven totally wrong."
Trump's claim that the hundreds of reports of Russian election meddling—and his campaign's welcoming of it—were proven wrong is false.
@realDonaldTrump For the record https://t.co/m5VXKRExTk— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy)1587941993.0
That wasn't the only inaccuracy in the tweet.
Trump meant his long-sought Nobel Prize when he typed "Noble." What's more, journalists don't receive Nobel Prizes. They receive Pulitzers.
When Twitter users pointed this out, the President deleted the tweet and offered up a bizarre defense.
Trump claimed that he never meant to type "Nobel" at all, but that he was referring to "Noble Prizes"—prizes awarded for nobility.
People weren't buying it.
A) Trump didn’t write this tweet, way too literate. B) Now he’s making excuses for thinking that the Nobel Prize i… https://t.co/OP7mSLfAUN— John Aravosis 🇺🇸🇬🇷🏳️🌈 (@John Aravosis 🇺🇸🇬🇷🏳️🌈)1587942721.0
Next time let's not elect the dumbest, most pathetic human being in all of history. https://t.co/GgImYz2zW0— Rex Huppke (@Rex Huppke)1587942904.0
Wait. Is THIS sarcasm? Am I speaking to Sarcasm now? Hello? How many personalities are in there? https://t.co/vw3eFhxi9n— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle)1587944574.0
Mr. President, maybe just stop with the sarcasm, jokes about treatments, name calling for the remainder of yoru pre… https://t.co/sF4p0DfQBt— Michael McFaul (@Michael McFaul)1587942063.0
This is the saddest, most pathetic, attempt to wriggle out of a stupid mistake I've ever seen. My God. Even a 12 ye… https://t.co/jgnP8VjiY1— digby (@digby)1587948448.0
Before and throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has indicated that he believes acknowledgment of even the smallest mistake is a sign of weakness.
You'll recall the time he edited an official hurricane forecast with a sharpie in order to alter the hurricane's projected path. The reason? To vindicate a false claim he made on Twitter that the hurricane could reach Alabama.
As usual, Trump's bonkers attempt to say he was right all along were more desperate and pathetic than the mistake that spurred it.
Why can't he just admit a simple error?
Having or showing fine personal qualities or high moral principles and ideals would be simply admitting you misspel… https://t.co/BYfcBR10vM— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1587948763.0
The thing he doesn't get is that if he just said "lol meant NOBEL spell check smdh" it would be the most relatable… https://t.co/vS00AJdbEh— Ken Tremendous (@Ken Tremendous)1587945698.0
Imagine having so fragile an ego, to be such damaged goods that you couldn't occasionally admit, "Yeah, I messed up… https://t.co/zDsqtcqBGy— Colleen Hawkins (@Colleen Hawkins)1587951843.0
As the President often says:
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