The Twitterverse doesn’t really know what to make of President Trump‘s magnanimous (?) new tweet saying Nancy Pelosi “deserves” to be House Speaker.
Since the midterm election results show that Democrats will take back control of the House of Representatives, a possibility exists that the House Minority Leader will soon be able to regain her position as Speaker. As such, Trump took time to acknowledge this outcome in one of his Wednesday morning tweets:
In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats. If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes. She has earned this great honor!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018
Now, it’s highly unlikely that Congressional Republicans would ever vote to support Pelosi, especially after all the recent campaign rallies Trump did where he helped conservatives stoke fear about her regaining power. As such, there were a lot of mixed reactions to Trump’s tweet.
Some people seemed to think Trump is being serious here:
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) November 7, 2018
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) November 7, 2018
Translation: This blatant misogynist is desperate to bash a woman at his 2020 campaign rallies https://t.co/JgQsRaEHGX
— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) November 7, 2018
Others thought Trump was being a sarcastic troll:
Haha I see what you are doing there. Smart play.
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) November 7, 2018
what is this troll job https://t.co/trBjlxOZtB
— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) November 7, 2018
A new day in Washington? Or trolling? Hmmm. https://t.co/UF56N24Mjf
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) November 7, 2018
Guys, the president isn’t endorsing Nancy Pelosi. He’s doing another version of this sarcastic tweet: pic.twitter.com/z7PJ5RhYO3
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) November 7, 2018
And some people just didn’t know what to think:
The president has produced some head-scratching tweets, but this ranks up there https://t.co/FYJGhJmHb4
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) November 7, 2018
Trump endorses Pelosi for speaker. Hmm. https://t.co/O4W6vDBIMU
— Marc Thiessen (@marcthiessen) November 7, 2018
— Anne Makovec (@AnneKPIX) November 7, 2018
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