On Sunday morning, President Trump tweeted out a Father’s Day message to the nation. But the president’s message wasn’t just a way to celebrate fatherhood; it was also a back-handed slap at Trump’s political enemies. Less than an hour after Trump posted his father’s day message, the tweet had generated thousands of replies and tens of thousands of retweets.
Here’s what the president wrote:
“Happy Father’s Day to all, including my worst and most vicious critics, of which there are fewer and fewer. This is a FANTASTIC time to be an American! KEEP AMERICA GREAT!”
Over on Facebook, the president posted a much blander Father’s Day message. That one — written on a blue, black, and white plaid background — said simply, “Happy Father’s Day.”
But the president’s Twitter message had a lot of people talking about the president’s public image. President Trump’s supporters took the opportunity to sing his praises; the president’s detractors took to Twitter to lambast both Trump and his children.
The President Also May Have Hinted That People Would Like Him to Stay for a Third Term
Earlier on Sunday morning, President Trump put out a pair of tweets about the mainstream media — and he also seemed to hint that some people would love for him to stay in office for a second and third term. He began by writing about the “Failing New York Times” and the “Amazon (lobbyist) Washington Post.” The president mused that he couldn’t decide which newspaper was worse, since, he said, they are both a “disgrace to our country” and the “Enemy of the People.”
But, Trump said in a second tweet, there is some good news too. He predicted that at the end of his second term as president, America will be “GREAT” again and — he said — both the New York Times and the Washington Post will quickly go out of business. And the president seemed to hint that many Americans would like for him to stay in office for a third term. He wrote,
“at the end of 6 years, after America has been made GREAT again and I leave the beautiful White House (do you think the people would demand that I stay longer? KEEP AMERICA GREAT), both of these horrible papers will quickly go out of business & be forever gone!”
Many Pointed Out a Recent Poll Which Shows Trump Behind Biden in Key Battleground States
A number of Twitter users responded to Trump’s Father’s Day tweet by simply posting the results of an internal poll carried out by Trump’s own team. That poll, obtained out by ABC News, shows Joe Biden beating Trump handily in the battleground states. The poll is the first internal re-election poll, ABC News says. It was carried out in March and puts the president far behind the former vice president.
Twitter users posted the poll as a response to Trump’s Father’s Day tweet — seemingly because they disagreed with the president when he said that he has “fewer and fewer” critics. On Sunday morning, Trump sent out a Father’s Day message to the nation which read, “Happy Father’s Day to all, including my worst and most vicious critics, of which there are fewer and fewer. This is a FANTASTIC time to be an American! KEEP AMERICA GREAT!”
The president’s supporters also took to Twitter to express their support for Trump. Happy Father’s Day to the greatest president since Ronald Reagan! wrote one Twitter user.