Trump Tweets En Route To Paris & Twitter Immediately Makes Him Regret It


If there is anything Trump truly wants at this moment, it is for the whole Donald Trump, Jr. scandal to just go away. Since that obviously hasn’t happened, he’s decided instead to tweet some sketchy “facts” to point out his many “accomplishments” so far as president while on his way to embarrass the country yet again, this time in Paris.

Trump’s first tweet after announcing he had left for France involved the stock market, which Trump likes to brag is on the upswing during his presidency. While it is  true that some numbers regarding the market were on an upswing on Wednesday, Trump failed to mention that the stock market plunged significantly once Trump, Jr.’s emails were released. The rise has not mitigated the hit the market took when the scandal hit, and it is likely that more scandals from the Trump administration will continue to impact the economy in a negative way.

According to Newsweek:

‘The Dow Jones Industry Average dropped triple digits after the first son’s tweets showed his attempts to gain incriminating material on Clinton from Russian operatives. Opening at 21,410.17, the DJIA dipped to 21,279.30, erasing earlier gains made throughout the day.’

The Department of Labor is reporting job gains since the year began. Trump has repeatedly claimed credit for those increases, although those are not his victories. Since Trump obviously had not passed any legislation for the beginning of January – he wasn’t even inaugurated until January 20 – and since job gains well into a president’s first year reflect more the previous administration that the new one, Trump is once again claiming victories that do not belong to him.

Finally, the border wall “win” tweet highlights The Hill‘s mention that the wall was “one of the President’s central campaign promises,” bur fails to note one other important fact from the article cited in that tweet.

‘The bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for fiscal year 2018 also negates one of Trump’s central promises, that Mexico would pay for the construction of the wall.’

Trump is using U.S. tax dollars to pay for that wall, despite his endless promises on the campaign trail that Mexico was going to pay for it.

Twitter was not buying into these false accomplishments and was quick to let Trump know they hadn’t been fooled like his supporters were during the campaigns.

Featured image via Getty/Pierre Suu

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