It’s been a wild ride these last few days with President Donald Trump. He has retweeted a post that called him the “King of Israel” and the “second coming of God” — and referred to himself as “the chosen one.”
He suggested Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell might be a bigger enemy than China. He made a joke about the stock market plunging.
He railed, again, about China, imposed new tariffs and “hereby ordered” U.S. businesses not to have anything to do with the world’s second-largest economy.
So what’s America to do with an untethered president?
Twitter wags were inspired by Trump’s own words, so they “hereby ordered” a number of derisive directives they thought might improve the situation.
— Chris Borrill (@chrisv987) August 23, 2019
— Elizabeth C. McLaughlin (@ECMcLaughlin) August 23, 2019
#iherebyorder our functionally illiterate president to read the Constitution and find the part that gives him the power to order companies to follow his commands. I know he thinks Article II lets him do "whatever he wants" but that's bc he can't read. It doesn't say that.
— Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) August 23, 2019
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 23, 2019
Fun fact: #iherebyorder is socialism.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) August 23, 2019
— ThomasPaine (@ThomasP95104077) August 23, 2019
— #WeNeedHer (@kjoerwin) August 23, 2019
What was the point of the 25th Amendment if it wasn’t to protect us against a traitorous, feeble-minded, and morally bankrupt clown who thinks he‘s the chosen one? #IHerebyOrder our institutions to stop being so fucking impotent.
— Andrea Junker (@Strandjunker) August 23, 2019
#IHerebyOrder everyone to vote blue no matter who this 2020 election. Spread the word.
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) August 23, 2019
Can we hereby order Obama back in the White House? #iherebyorder
— Keith M. (@ksecus) August 23, 2019
— Aquatic Ecologist (@H2OEcologist) August 23, 2019
— ShoreLee (@ShoreLee5) August 23, 2019
I hereby order 4 cups of covfefe & a large Greenland meal. #iherebyorder
— Alt Alternatives (@Kevhorgan) August 23, 2019
— Nancy Levine 🌊 (@nancylevine) August 23, 2019
— Jad kassis (@Jad__kassis) August 23, 2019
— 🌊 Karma is coming 🌊 (@sonokocentral) August 23, 2019
#IHerebyOrder. We can joke about it, which is fun, except that this perhaps seriously unhinged person can, in fact, order some very scary, even apocalyptic, actions. This situation is no laughing matter. At this point, there’s no difference between ignorance and derangement.
— Howard Fineman (@howardfineman) August 23, 2019
I hereby order everyone on Twitter to hereby order something. #Iherebyorder