President Donald Trump was triumphant during a speech taking credit for a US forces operation that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
But as usual, it wasn't long before the tangents of his rambling speech distracted from the main point.
The President claimed that ISIS uses the internet better than anyone—except for him, he said, referring to himself in the third person.
You has to get that in there huh? “#Isis is good at the internet - but not like me!!!” Oh for f—s sakes. 🙄🙄… https://t.co/KCVdyoOrxh— Alive In Philly (@Alive In Philly)1572183712.0
"They use the Internet better than almost anybody in the world, perhaps other than Donald Trump. But they use the Internet incredibly well, and what they've done with the Internet and through recruiting and everything, and that is why he died like a dog, he died like a coward."
If sheer quantity—not quality—of tweets counts as internet acumen, then Trump would have a point.
But mostly, people were just hearing the President compare himself to ISIS.
@JaxAlemany @ddale8 You can't get more cringeworthy than that.— Julie Harrison (@Julie Harrison)1572183503.0
@JaxAlemany @ddale8 I want to laugh but can't get past the anger, and the cringe and the wtf.— Denise Tate (@Denise Tate)1572183543.0
@JaxAlemany @ddale8 Someone should ask him what a domain is— 1337us Kasady, Herald of the Deep State (@1337us Kasady, Herald of the Deep State)1572183394.0
@JaxAlemany @ddale8 Ah, I thought Trump didn't use the internet except for Twitter. Did he tweet Baghdadi to death?— Regina Maher (@Regina Maher)1572185531.0
People couldn't believe it.
@JaxAlemany @maggieNYT Did he actually say that? The sound of his voice makes me nauseous so I’m not watching.— Charlotte Downes (@Charlotte Downes)1572184228.0
@JaxAlemany @ddale8 he didn't really say that, did he?— Should Have Gone With Tormund, Now Look (@Should Have Gone With Tormund, Now Look)1572183354.0
@JaxAlemany @maggieNYT Did these words actually come out of his mouth? Good. Lord.— Kate Evert (@Kate Evert)1572184478.0
@JaxAlemany @ddale8 He did not seriously say that?— Jennifer (@Jennifer)1572183769.0
Unfortunately, this quote is not fake news.