On Wednesday, the president tweeted out a thank you for all the “great reviews” he has supposedly gotten for his appearance.
Thank you for the great reviews of the @ABC News show last night!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2020
Problem is, the president isn’t getting great reviews. Instead, he’s getting panned for several of his comments, including his insistence that months ago he “up-played” concerns about the coronavirus pandemic despite saying in taped conversations with journalist Bob Woodward that he was downplaying it. He’s also getting blasted for the way he tried to dismiss one voter’s concerns about health-care policy, as well as another audience member’s question about race relations.
And Trump is being mocked for referring to “herd mentality” when he meant “herd immunity.”
Reflecting on all of this, Twitter users didn’t pull any punches.
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) September 16, 2020
The people who attended do not agree:
Person 1—"I don't feel like he adequately answered it"
Person 2—"He didn't answer anything. He was lying through his teeth."
Person 3—“He didn't answer my question"...She said she left the event fuming.
(via @brianstelter's newsletter) https://t.co/g6twdvvWZo
— BRANDON ⚖️ (@bjrich_) September 16, 2020
WaPo headline: "Trump’s ABC News town hall: Four Pinocchios, over and over again" https://t.co/dU09tdj8mq
— Chris Meagher (@chrismeagher) September 16, 2020
too late for an #Emmys nod?... possible to sign some sort of executive order or proclamation to demand a new vote?... best performance in a purporting role?... #TrumpTownHall #UpPlayed https://t.co/aNDVO88gWK
— Daniel Paisner (@DanielPaisner) September 16, 2020
Delusional. This proves how every morning they hand him fake headlines and positive tweets from his sycophants. The President lives in a bubble of lies. None of these people should ever get a job again after this. https://t.co/twXTzrfO6e
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) September 16, 2020
If he's so isolated that he actually believes this, it does not bode well for the debates (particularly since he's spent months upon months lower expectations for Biden) https://t.co/RXVX9pW1wD
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) September 16, 2020
There's nothing but a hamster on a wheel inside your skull.
You're a dumped out sewing kit, a melon baller without a handle, asbestos-lined wallpaper, a legless cricket.
— Jack Wallen (@jlwallen) September 16, 2020
are you high
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) September 16, 2020
Y’all—let him think he did great.
Let him feel so confident he does it again.
So the American people can watch with their own eyes the utter ignorance and dishonesty that falls out of his mouth.
— Lindsey Simmons (@LynzforCongress) September 16, 2020
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.