Trump Has Twitter Concerned After Mixing Up The Words 'Whistleblower' And 'Ventilator' During Press Briefing
After daily briefings, many feel it's clear President Donald Trump's priorities are intact.
First comes Donald Trump, then everything else comes second.
Petty comments, rants about rivals and whining about impeachment still dominate the President's remarks during a global public health crisis.
During Saturday's press briefing, Trump whinged about the unnamed whistleblower after firing Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general who followed proper rules, procedures and public law.
The reason? Atkinson followed proper rules, procedures and public law instead of the will of Trump.
The President said:
"That man is a disgrace to IGs. Let's go. Next. He's a total disgrace. He's not a Trump fan, I can tell you that."
"You know who the whistleblower is, and so do you, and so does everybody in this room, and so do I. Everybody knows."
"But they give this whistleblower a status that he doesn't deserve. He's a fake whistleblower. And frankly, somebody ought to sue his ass off."
Trump clearly is still preoccupied with being impeached for his actions.
The next question concerned New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state's desperate need for ventilators. The Chinese government is even stepping up to offer help.
Trump interrupted the question to say:
"Let me tell you what he didn't say. Two very good friends of mine brought him those whistleblowers...ventilators, right?"
You can see the moment here:
Here's Trump confusing whistleblowers with ventilators pic.twitter.com/A6ZZYdpHse
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 4, 2020
Trump's latest gaffe didn't go unnoticed.
People called out the President and questioned his mental stability as well as his fans' hypocrisy.
Republicans: Joe Biden has a gaff a day and is unfit to be president Me: You all have TVs right? https://t.co/d0K3Ll7vsM— Robert Laurie 🇺🇸 (@Robert Laurie 🇺🇸) 1586064537.0
@atrupar https://t.co/BefhGvrHp8— 𝖕𝖑ɹ𝖔ʍ 𝕮𝖎𝖙𝖎𝕫𝖊𝖓 (@𝖕𝖑ɹ𝖔ʍ 𝕮𝖎𝖙𝖎𝕫𝖊𝖓) 1586043559.0
This. Is. Worrying. Trump confuses whistleblowers with ventilators. Not once. Several times. Have a listen, 2 minu… https://t.co/Yu3ER5WJjk— Kerry Jaggers (@Kerry Jaggers) 1586054035.0
@atrupar Years of Adderall abuse has taken its toll https://t.co/Pmq9eNBrVQ— The Monster (@The Monster) 1586047973.0
@BillPalcher @atrupar @TacoSalazar It’s a narcissist. Gaslighting. It’s what they do. When challenged, go on the… https://t.co/OY1fJELTDn— Lempaute2 (@Lempaute2) 1586063884.0
@atrupar This is the second time he got mixed up with the word ventilators. Remember a couple of days ago, he used… https://t.co/ZgfPX2EqBp— A Normal Guy (@A Normal Guy) 1586043623.0
Lmao. @TheOnion here’s a headline for you. “MAGA fan hooks his wife up to a whistleblower. She did not make it t… https://t.co/t92h7OUnmC— Bretzky (@Bretzky) 1586046654.0
@atrupar Perfect example of #Trump Having No Idea Of What He's Talking About.... and a Creepy & Creepier #DementiaDon— Richard WB (@Richard WB) 1586160682.0
@atrupar that's the time to wrap up the briefing! that brain needs a break! https://t.co/JabJb5INpg— Daily Cartoons (@Daily Cartoons) 1586042206.0
The President's behavior in briefings is not winning him fans outside of his already devoted followers.
Maybe it's time to step away from the podium and let qualified medical experts do all the talking.
Talk of the 25th amendment—which provides an avenue for removal of any President physically or mentally incapacitated—is also on the rise as a result of the President's performance.