It really is amazing how easily President Donald Trump manipulates the media. Case in point, this joke from a few minutes ago on the dismal ratings for the 2018 Academy Awards:
Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2018
And now for the predictable overreaction from the press and the blue-check mob:
He's got jokes! https://t.co/SQjO1qyZJD
— Becca Rotenberg (@BeccaRotenberg) March 6, 2018
Meanwhile, the White House is working on a statement about the North Korea-South Korea summit announcement. https://t.co/SnbfNGZHJz
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) March 6, 2018
This reads like Trump died in his sleep last night and his staff are frantically trying to maintain the illusion that he's still alive because they are all terrified of having Commander Pence as a boss. https://t.co/GGx1s6Zba3
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) March 6, 2018
OH: "Executive time is off the chain today" https://t.co/rVi9BHM034
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) March 6, 2018
Strap in folks, there's nothing on POTUS's (public) schedule until 2 PM https://t.co/I044ZnNizb
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) March 6, 2018
[narrator voice]: He isn't kidding https://t.co/IOn2SOpQEI
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) March 6, 2018
I think it's great we live in hell https://t.co/mijSNMSnzi
— Patrick Blanchfield (@PatBlanchfield) March 6, 2018
Tweeting about the things that really matter https://t.co/gBoo5Mwko6
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) March 6, 2018
Don’t they ever get tired of this?
Trump mocks Oscars over low ratings, says he’s the only real star left: https://t.co/IcKjTAmu4D pic.twitter.com/GYzqPwT1pO
— The Hill (@thehill) March 6, 2018
You knew it was coming:
New outlet tweets story about tweet, with original tweet embedded in the tweet https://t.co/VvYkgsTQKT
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) March 6, 2018
Editor’s note: Additional tweets were added to this post.
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