Earlier, President Trump has announced a social media summit at the White House today:
The White House will be hosting a very big and very important Social Media Summit today. Would I have become President without Social Media? Yes (probably)! At its conclusion, we will all go to the beautiful Rose Garden for a News Conference on the Census and Citizenship.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 11, 2019
WH now says there'll be press pool coverage of Pres Trump's remarks to his Social Media Summit at 345pm, followed at 5pm by press coverage of his announcement of executive action to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 11, 2019
MSNBC was all over it, and part of their discussion of the possible implications included what Benny Johnson said he plans to tell the president, as well as memes others have shared that caught Trump’s eye:
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) July 11, 2019
Johnson appreciated the unintentionally hilarious shoutout in the name of MSNBC “journalism”:
This is the greatest day of my life
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 11, 2019
It was something else, that’s for sure:
That’s amazing 🙌
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) July 11, 2019
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) July 11, 2019
MSNBC descended from “Russia collusion” to “dank meme-gate” in a hurry.
The most ridiculous of ridiculousness! Do you think these people ever watch themselves? #Memes are powerfully entertaining! 🇺🇸❤
— Joanne Verzier Newman⭐⭐⭐ (@VerzierNewman) July 11, 2019
Congratulations. You made them fill their diapers
— Steve Ferguson (@lsferguson) July 11, 2019
They say these things out loud, in front of a camera, on national television. pic.twitter.com/KYaRFsFYYg
— Victory or Death (@IncognitoMeems) July 11, 2019
“More harmless ways” she said. No, there is not a more harmless way to communicate than a meme.
— Chief_Sinner (@chief_sinner) July 11, 2019
Seriously lmao. This qualifies for a news segment?! Dank Memes.
— IrisStarr (@IrisStarr5) July 11, 2019
On MSNBC it does. Perhaps CNN will cover it as well!
Yeah… I think I woke up into Bizarro World again. Maybe tomorrow will be different…
— Bonnie the Feverish (@Jujucatty) July 11, 2019
Narrator: As it turned out, the next day was no different.