Donald Trump is a compulsive liar.
It’s kind of his whole shtick.
So no one was particularly surprised when our mendacious president took to Twitter on Monday morning and claimed to be the hardest working president in history, while simultaneously blaming his predecessors for making him work so hard.
No president ever worked harder than me (cleaning up the mess I inherited)!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2019
The ridiculous boast came just two tweets after another missive in which Trump shared a meme claiming he has a 50% approval rating and added “Working hard, thank you!”
Meanwhile Trump has gone golfing so frequently in his young presidency (over 150 times) that there’s an entire website dedicated to tracking how often the POTUS blows off running the country to go smack some balls and to counting the millions of dollars his excursions have cost taxpayers.
Furthermore Trump’s copious amounts of scheduled “executive time” have been well-documented and appear to mainly consist of him watching basic cable and rage-tweeting about it.
1. Needless to say the response to Trump’s claim was merciless and swift.
You're literally on Twitter right now quoting television shows you are watching. But please go on about your grueling schedule. https://t.co/OeGpiMiKGL— Miles Kahn (@mileskahn) February 11, 2019
The only thing you work hard at is finding out how many Whoppers you can eat at the same time. https://t.co/xrQL7T4jJa— Patrick Mercier (@PMercier31) February 11, 2019
You are a gravid wretch presently cable flipping news and pity-tweeting. During the day you'll expend more energy doing your exotic lemur-fur wig than governing. You'll end your day shoving a brace of Filet O'Fish, extra sauce, down your lie hole and watching 6 more hours of TV. https://t.co/21u8vsnhNs— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) February 11, 2019
Said the President of the United States.— Jim Gallo is Very Legal and Very Cool (@jmgallo) February 11, 2019
In a tweet.
During most people's work hours. https://t.co/SOgLaIGnSH
No president in history ever had to work so hard to convince us that he works so hard. SAD! #Trump— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) February 11, 2019
6. He was challenged on the facts, those pesky things.
60% Executive Time - you go guy!— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) February 11, 2019
Harry S. Truman inherented World War II.— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) February 11, 2019
Barack Obama inherited the 2008 Financial Crisis.
You inherited the longest bull market in American history. https://t.co/hv5OVE0wZw
Check out the trend in the unemployment rate over the last decade (graph). Progress over so many years. Nothing special lately.— Aaron Sojourner (@aaronsojourner) February 11, 2019
Your administration was born on 3rd base & you work every day to con people into thinking you hit a triple. pic.twitter.com/U6t4nQ7L4B
You inherited (some would say stole) a thriving economy.— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) February 11, 2019
There was nothing to clean up.
The things that need doing: infrastructure, expanding #healthcare, stopping #gunviolence--you've ignored all that.
Watching TV and tweeting isn't hard work by any metric. https://t.co/oeVunxRnkF