President Donald Trump toured an oil rig in Midland, Texas, before making a speech to energy executives on Wednesday, July 29.
Unfortunately for the President, a Trumpian gaffe from his remarks will likely be the only thing remembered from the visit.
During his address, the President attacked Democrats, saying former Vice President Joe Biden had a plan to make the U.S. carbon neutral by "2:30."
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@Acyn By 230? https://t.co/D50p2GLivv— WaterBluSky (@WaterBluSky) 1596059229.0
Trump most likely meant the year 2030, but Twitter couldn't help but mock the President's continued inability to keep his foot out of his mouth.
If he means 2:30pm PDT today, yeah, can't fight him there. Weird flex tho. https://t.co/sOzWyOeFFn— Jesse Damiani (@Jesse Damiani) 1596056451.0
Apparently Joe Biden is trying to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2:30. https://t.co/Gsc5lg7i7L— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen) 1596056464.0
@Acyn Carbon neutral by 2:30 tomorrow afternoon? Wow, that Biden climate change plan is ambitious!— Blank Slate (@Blank Slate) 1596055912.0
All the President had to do was read the year 2030 off a teleprompter, but that turned out to be too much for Trump.
@atrupar In all fairness, bet he spotted a clock beyond the teleprompter. Carbon. Zero. Sweat. Clock. 2:30.— Catherine (@Catherine) 1596058521.0
When you read your PowerPoint slides but you don’t understand what it means. https://t.co/GukxFBC0cm— Bryan Harnsberger Psy.D (@Bryan Harnsberger Psy.D) 1596059084.0
This dope literally has no idea what he's reading No, we won't achieve net zero emissions by 2:30 AM or PM But ye… https://t.co/85pbA3Ugsj— Chris Lu (@Chris Lu) 1596057301.0
Even giving Trump the benefit of the doubt and assuming he meant 2030, many online felt his underlying point was also harmful.
@Acyn One of the traits of a good leader is... *checks notes* emphasizing what's not possible.— to big like goggle (@to big like goggle) 1596055820.0
@Acyn The target is carbon neutrality by 2030. 230 instead of 2030 is what happens when someone suffering from deme… https://t.co/2Ok41CQuY3— Francine #getvaccinated Briggs (@Francine #getvaccinated Briggs) 1596056465.0
So when exactly is the United States going to go carbon neutral?
@Acyn 2:30? I'm guessing he means PM— Phil Gaugler (@Phil Gaugler) 1596055725.0
@Acyn 2:30 on what date?— D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️) 1596056641.0
Twitter users also felt they should point out that carbon neutrality is not only good for the environment, but for the economy as well.
@Acyn Trump says net zero carbon emission is impossible to do, then goes on to say it will be costly to do. If i… https://t.co/iZEdSHqX27— Denise Shearin 🌊 😷 (@Denise Shearin 🌊 😷) 1596056985.0
@Acyn It would cost so much that your home would be valueless?!?! Uh....no, they make your home more valuable. https://t.co/jckO4fXU36— Alt Spec (@Alt Spec) 1596058711.0