So Donald Trump ordered his Press Secretary to draft up a totally pointless press release about how great he is and post it to the White House’s official webpage this morning.
“For immediate release,” the presser reads. “Praise For President Trump’s Bold Action.”
What follows is a bullet point list of a dozen or so tweets, quotes, and excerpts from various media outlets — including two from Fox News — that have said favorable things about Donald Trump since he took office less than a week ago.
The press release is meant to offer “alternative facts” to counter all the negative “fake news” that the mainstream media has been reporting about the Snowflake-in-Chief over the past five days.
The quotes include words like “incredible,” “phenomenal,” “a winner,” “positive,” “inspiring,” and “optimistic.”
Unfortunately for Team Trump, nobody’s falling for his latest exercise in self-aggrandizement.
Check out how Twitter has been responding…
this is the strangest thing trump has done yet, can you imagine being so insecure you put out a press release of compliments about you??? https://t.co/BRbGDg2EQM
— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) January 25, 2017
A few days after complaining about the media’s negativity, this appears on the White House website
— Liz Moyer (@LizMoyer) January 25, 2017
— Amiable CDN (@amiableCDN) January 25, 2017
Trump cites praise from, wait for it, the lying, dishonest, biased press. https://t.co/s7tpm3IRNT
— Greg Mitchell (@GregMitch) January 25, 2017
The White House press office is now acting like a movie poster for itself, cherry picking favorable quotes. https://t.co/zP0d0g3Bs5
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) January 25, 2017
You GUYS. The White House just sent a press release of news clips that show how much the press lervz Donald Trump.
Here’s the whole thing. pic.twitter.com/66PgkTNWD9
— Dominic Holden (@dominicholden) January 25, 2017
They’re pandering to his need for applause and praise. Next, clapping when he goes potty and smarties for reward.https://t.co/UaoVNUsTDT
— MJ Overby (@taxvictim) January 25, 2017
This is a) weird and b) “Trump has done a lot” is not necessarily praise… https://t.co/fna0Ae67AK
— Jessica Abrahams (@jiabrahams) January 25, 2017
— Jason Underwood (@JG_Underwood) January 25, 2017
Donald Trump now has the White House press office to amplify praise of himself pic.twitter.com/Z2vknnTlzI
— Oliver Milman (@olliemilman) January 25, 2017
I’m sorry, did they get hacked? Or are we now judging our leaders like we judge our Broadway plays? https://t.co/BT2YoPLWxt
— Gen (@Hautegeekgen) January 25, 2017