It was the craziest 77 minutes in Donald Trump’s presidency and – let’s face it – there have been quite a few.
It’s not fair to describe his White House press conference on Thursday as a car crash. It was a multiple pile-up.
Here’s some of what happened – and people’s best efforts to make sense of what the hell he was talking about.
1. Talking about Uranium.
Donald Trump explaining to the American people what Uranium is shows the stupidity of our leader. pic.twitter.com/PhkMFQSdja
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) February 16, 2017
Up until an hour ago, the scariest thing I’d ever watched was Psycho. #TrumpPresser
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 16, 2017
2. Being corrected by an NBC News reporter after being called out on his own “fake news” story.
President Donald Trump is corrected by NBC reporter after falsely claiming he had the biggest electoral margin since President Reagan. pic.twitter.com/a7K16mU0Pc
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) February 16, 2017
What a flailing, pathetic beta our President is. Stammers and backs down like a caught, 12 year-old shoplifter. https://t.co/AndtKy1Gfp
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 16, 2017
This needs to happen on EVERY lie. It’s up to the press to do this EVERY time. Go hard, y’all. On EVERY lie. pic.twitter.com/TGbishcDRj
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 16, 2017
3. Being owned by the BBC’s Jon Sopel.
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) February 16, 2017
My bosses have approved a new business card for me:
North America Editor
— Jon Sopel (@BBCJonSopel) February 16, 2017
Trump: “The greatest thing I could do is shoot that [Russian] ship that’s 30 miles offshore right out of the water.” pic.twitter.com/5wqbccNw4e
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) February 16, 2017
5. And this.
This just can’t be real life. pic.twitter.com/tBulMHpJgT
— deray mckesson (@deray) February 16, 2017
6. Oh, and this.
Here are some of the best responses on Twitter to date.
— Dan Sartorius® (@ITZDANNNO) February 16, 2017
It’s increasingly clear that Donald Trump lives inside his own reality. Nothing that he is saying has any relation to the actual world.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) February 16, 2017
Trump just shattered the record for most lies in one press conference, breakin’ the previous record also held by Donald Trump.
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) February 16, 2017
My favourite extract from Trump’s press conference. I have read it many times. I may get it as a tattoo. pic.twitter.com/5MPAtbFb9C
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) February 16, 2017
— covertanjou (@covertanjou) February 16, 2017
Donald Trump “You know what Uranium does? Lots of things, nuclear and like lots of things.”
If you voted for Trump, please don’t reproduce.
— Tommy Campbell (@MrTommyCampbell) February 16, 2017
CNN is like Donald Trump’s ex-girlfriend who he’s TOTALLY OVER and NEVER EVEN THINKS ABOUT ANYMORE.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) February 16, 2017
In summary, Donald Trump says people are stealing information, but it’s not real information. It’s totally fake. But also totally stolen.
— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) February 16, 2017
“Donald Trump should be doing this with a therapist not on live television.” The most honest statement of the day. #TrumpNewsConference
— Thomas Wayne (@AllStarJustice) February 16, 2017
I’m genuinely starting to think that maybe Donald Trump is out of his depth with regard to being President of the USA.
— Gary Bainbridge (@Gary_Bainbridge) February 16, 2017
Trump press conference: President says his team running 'like fine-tuned machine' pic.twitter.com/EeSWX37JqB
— The Poke (@ThePoke) February 16, 2017