Trump sent more than 20 tweets over six hours, bouncing between disparate subjects like the Pledge of Allegiance and his ability to secure a loan from “prestigious banks” (if he wanted to) with seemingly no rhyme or reason. He also described himself as “so good looking and smart”.
Let’s dive right in with a handful of the most bizarre tweets:
Trump apparently doesn’t know when he started running for president.
“They have lost tremendous credibility since that day in November, 2016, that I came down the escalator...”
Election Day was in November 2016. The escalator ride Trump refers to happened way back in [squints at calendar] June 2015.
Trump? Indebted and desperate for a loan? No, you must have the wrong guy.
The only sentence in these two tweets that’s accurate is the first one ― about banks not liking Trump. At least, that’s according to a New York Times bombshell from May describing Trump’s beleaguered finances: He was reportedly cut off by Deutsche Bank after he began defaulting on $2 billion in loans. Trump reportedly still owes lenders, including Deutsche Bank, as much as $480 million.
Per a Times report yesterday, Deutsche Bank also did extensive business with Jeffrey Epstein, which might explain Trump’s attempt to distance himself from the bank.
He tagged a random person in a rant about potential Democratic challengers.
Neuman is a fictional character, yet Trump nevertheless tried to tag him in one of his tweets, mistakenly pointing followers instead to the account of someone who says they’re a retired teacher in Florida.
Trump deleted the tweet.
An insult aimed at Elizabeth Warren also went badly askew.
Trump returned to a tired, racist nickname and called Warren, another Democart challenger, “Pocahontas” ― this time sprinkling in a bit of body shaming to boot.
But in his attempt to mock her for being at least 1/1,024th Native American, an apparent typo of “1000/24th” presented Warren as instead being 4166% Native American.
This tweet was deleted to be replaced by something more accurate - but his claim to be “so good looking and smart, a true stable genius” remained.
Ah, a casual “joke” about refusing to leave office at the end of your term.
“When I ultimately leave office in years, or maybe 10 or 14 (just kidding)...”
Because there’s no better source material for bad jokes than corrupting the peaceful transition of power!