As Twitchy reported earlier, it really looked like President Trump had stepped in it big time with his racist/xenophobic tweets directed at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “squad.” We were perfectly happy sitting back and watching the freshman four duke it out on social media with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had reminded them in an interview that they might have their Twitter world and all, but in reality, they’re only four votes out of hundreds.
But then Trump stepped in and took all the fire: from Democrats, from Republicans, and certainly from the press. And it could have ended there if Ocasio-Cortez and company hadn’t “taken the bait” and arranged for a press conference that was all over the place and brought the impeachment fight in Congress back to the fore.
Scott Adams called the whole mess a checkmate for Trump.
The Dems were trying to distance themselves from the four “progressives,” but now they are forced to embrace them. That means they are endorsing Socialism, hate of Israel and the USA! Not good for the Democrats!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2019
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) July 15, 2019
Four pawns … that’s great.
You called it again my man and it happened fast!!
— Joseph Vincent Riggio (@Riggio_Joseph_V) July 15, 2019
You called it and it took less than 8 hours to complete.
— Geno Callens (@SaysGeno) July 15, 2019
He is making the 4 crazy Dems the face of the party going into the election. Exactly what you would want as a conservative in a general election.
— random thoughts (@musings_n) July 15, 2019
Nancy has to defend people who hate her 😂😂😂
— Lonzo Vol (@Joeberman) July 15, 2019
I wonder if Pelosi even knew about this press conference…or has totally lost control and was running through the halls of Congress, screaming "What the hell are they doing on TV??"
— J. E. Snelling (@JESnelling) July 15, 2019
I was just about to post something about Trump really missing the mark with his recent tweets and then…
He's a damn wizard, Scott.
— Ty Tribble (@TyTribble) July 15, 2019
— Nicholas McDannald (@nickmcdannald) July 15, 2019
And the pawns were on the opposing side
— Mindy and Phil Mathew (@Legionkid) July 15, 2019
He's painting #Squad as the face of the Dem party, no matter who the 2020 nominee is – brilliant move!
— Bill Powers (@powerswj) July 15, 2019
Grab the skis, there’s gonna be a landslide.
— Jonathan Baldie (@jonbaldie) July 15, 2019
Trump is genius, he knows exactly what he is doing.
— Johanna Scharf (@JohannaScharf) July 15, 2019
— Tylan24 (@Tylan241) July 15, 2019
Pretty amazing to watch this guy who everyone screams is bad at politics chase them like a border collie hearding sheep
— Rob D (@dueckman123) July 15, 2019
They laughed when he called himself a stable genius. I will laugh when they lose in 2020.
— BannedMedia (@MediaBanned) July 15, 2019
Four pawns. Very good….
— Demon1527 (@Demon1527) July 15, 2019
They were Nancy's pawns.
— Silence Dogood (@HarryDogood) July 15, 2019
Exactly, he’s playing a long game of chess.
— Evelyn Mae (@EvelynMae11) July 15, 2019
Assist from Nancy…she gave them enough rope.
— Covfefe Kimmie (@kimmieguy) July 15, 2019
The four ladies looked like they were facing a firing squad. I smell primary…Nancy still has all the money
— Barbara Williams (@Barbara73797753) July 15, 2019
Next level stuff👍
— Sláinte:@slaint5 🇺🇸 (@Slaint5) July 15, 2019
He didn't need to say it, did he? Just let them dissolve
— …. (@simulationhypo1) July 15, 2019
What gets me is how Democrats keep falling for it – over and over and over…..
— Diana (@patriotdiana) July 15, 2019
Whenever Trumps Tweet cause Liberal Splody heads, I sit back & wait to see his next move. Then marvel at the brilliance.
— MissyWatusi❌ (@MissyWatusi) July 15, 2019
His next move? Bypass the media and double-down:
President Donald Trump on people who hate America: “Very simply, you can leave. You can leave right now. Come back if you want, don’t come back, that’s okay too. But if you’re not happy, you can leave”
The audience claps in response pic.twitter.com/38u5VSV8dE
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 15, 2019
'They took the bait': AOC's joint presser with her 'squad' should 'count as an in-kind contribution to Trump 2020' https://t.co/nS2dDvkV30
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 15, 2019