Tweeters were quick to point out the “insanity” of his address, in which he took aim at the “fake news” media, threatened to shut down the government, defended his remarks on the alt-right violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and praised Fox News.
Many labeled it “unhinged,” “deranged,” “like something out of a psychopathology textbook” and a “shitshow of the highest order.” They also called out several of Trump’s lies.
I mean, what did you all honestly expect?
— Brent Griffiths (@BrentGriffiths) August 23, 2017
It’s a shitshow of the highest order.
He’s off the rails defensive.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) August 23, 2017
Trump’s speech was pathetically embarrassing, full of lies, full of petty attacks and the biggest display of insanity! #TrumpInAZ
— Areva Martin, Esq. (@ArevaMartin) August 23, 2017
is it too late to stare directly at the eclipse
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 23, 2017
Trump’s skin is so thin it’s a wonder his organs don’t fall out.
— (((Josh))) (@Tyrangiel) August 23, 2017
I did the worst thing I could have done: watched clips from Trump’s batshit crazy one-man Arizona show and then binged “Handmaid’s Tale”
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) August 23, 2017
Folks, this is not how a president behaves. This is not a president. We don’t have one. We’re leaderless. So frightening. #phoenix
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) August 23, 2017
There are many adjectives to sum up Trump’s speech. Petty. Incoherent. Defensive. Deceptive. But maybe the most important: Unhinged.
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) August 23, 2017
We focus on Trump’s deranged speech. What is…
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