One of the most famous tweets of all time was sent in 2011 by the enigmatic user @dril. The now legendary tweet reads simply: “im not owned! im not owned!!”, i continue to insist as i slowly shrink and transform into a corn cob”
"im not owned! im not owned!!", i continue to insist as i slowly shrink and transform into a corn cob— wint (@dril) November 11, 2011
On Friday after he lost his game of chicken with Nancy Pelosi and officially ended the longest government shutdown in history, Trump posted the 2019 version of that tweet, claiming, in so many words, that he was “not owned.”
I wish people would read or listen to my words on the Border Wall. This was in no way a concession. It was taking care of millions of people who were getting badly hurt by the Shutdown with the understanding that in 21 days, if no deal is done, it’s off to the races!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2019
Trump insisted that his very public loss in his battle of wills with Pelosi was in fact “in no way a concession” despite vowing that the government would remain shut down until he got his wall funding and then…reopening the government without getting his wall funding.
Elderly racist concerned about his manhood.https://t.co/P3tSJRY3gd— Adam "Cave Aged" Sessler (@AdamSessler) January 26, 2019
Desperate to make the claim that he didn’t lose the standoff that he so clearly lost Trump is pointing frantically to his new threat that he will shut down the government once again in three weeks time if he’s not placated on border security.
21 days goes very quickly. Negotiations with Democrats will start immediately. Will not be easy to make a deal, both parties very dug in. The case for National Security has been greatly enhanced by what has been happening at the Border & through dialogue. We will build the Wall!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2019
I'M NOT WEAK! <stamps feet> https://t.co/46Ta0Jnrhc— morning headache (@danorrmite) January 26, 2019
He then went back to fear-mongering about immigrant caravans and slipped back into his recent rhyming tic, digitally bellowing “Build the Wall and Crime will Fall!” which he seems to think is way catchier than it is.
We have turned away, at great expense, two major Caravans, but a big one has now formed and is coming. At least 8000 people! If we had a powerful Wall, they wouldn’t even try to make the long and dangerous journey. Build the Wall and Crime will Fall!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2019
He also shared a video about how walls work in Israel and would therefore work along the exponentially larger and more varied U.S.-Mexico border.
BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL! pic.twitter.com/a0G7GWi74k— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2019
It was quite the tweet spree and its possible that this desperate reaction is due to the fact that even conservatives are now verbally defecating on a president who is clearly flailing and failing more and more.
Tomay Larraine took a shot at the POTUS, saying Trump had let Pelosi “walk all over him.”
Ann Coulter, who has become a strident critic of the president as it seemed increasingly likely that he would waver on his shutdown ultimatum, turned her venom on Trump full blast, calling him the “biggest wimp” to ever serve as President.
Good news for George Herbert Walker Bush: As of today, he is no longer the biggest wimp ever to serve as President of the United States.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 25, 2019
Hell, even stodgy, calcified Trump loyalists like Lou Dobbs couldn’t deny that the President had failed spectacularly in his political maneuverings, with Dobbs saying Trump had been “whipped” and calling Nancy Pelosi the “Queen of the Hill.”
Sebastian Gorka tries to convince Lou Dobbs that the end of the shutdown was a “master stroke” by Trump.— Media Matters (@mmfa) January 26, 2019
Dobbs, unmoved, says that Pelosi “whipped the president” and is now "queen of the Hill” https://t.co/X59yXPYh2K
Who’s left in Trump’s corner? Gorka? ….Don Jr.?
We will update this post once Donald Trump finishes his transformation into a literal corncob. Stay tuned.
You ruined over 1 million American lives for 5 straight weeks, including Christmas— Shawn in Az ? (@CaptainsLogAz) January 26, 2019
Billions of dollars lost in the economy
All for nothing
(But it was almost worth it watching you lose to a woman, again#TrumpCaved #MuellerFriday #TeamPelosi https://t.co/OBEPxkKxtG