Trump Baffles Reporters With Cryptic Tweet About ‘Shutdown Money’ For Wall: ‘What is He Talking About?’
President Donald Trump‘s tweets are often oddly phrased or even (deliberately?) misspelled, but today’s tweet about “shutdown money” seems to have gone a step further than usual on the wtf scale, and reporters and politicos are having trouble sorting it out.
“The Wall is different than the 25 Billion Dollars in Border Security,” Trump wrote. “The complete Wall will be built with the Shutdown money plus funds already in hand. The reporting has been inaccurate on the point. The problem is, without the Wall, much of the rest of Dollars are wasted!”
The Wall is different than the 25 Billion Dollars in Border Security. The complete Wall will be built with the Shutdown money plus funds already in hand. The reporting has been inaccurate on the point. The problem is, without the Wall, much of the rest of Dollars are wasted!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2018
The reactions ranged from attempted explanations to total head-scratching, but made for a good read.
it’s like fuck you money but REALLY fuck you
— Taffy Brodesser-Akner (@taffyakner) December 24, 2018
I don’t understand these sentences. https://t.co/Wl6RPS7D1x
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) December 24, 2018
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) December 24, 2018
What is he talking about? https://t.co/Ji5HpU3GEH
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) December 24, 2018
does anyone understand what this means? https://t.co/35WxNn5ptL
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) December 24, 2018
I’ve read it five times and I have no idea what it means https://t.co/HUybbSJfXJ
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) December 24, 2018
“The shutdown money”? Does he understand that government shutdowns invariably end up COSTING money? Or did Fox and Friends not mention that? https://t.co/rXyDur3SWL
— Steven Metz (@steven_metz) December 24, 2018
And this one.
Christmas Eve word salad for everyone! https://t.co/WbWcj5l4da
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) December 24, 2018
Wait, no, that was a different cryptic tweet that made no sense. My bad.
Anyway, this reaction was my personal favorite:
My takeaway from this tweet: Mexico isn’t building/funding the wall. https://t.co/Le8QpB9Yyv
— Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) December 24, 2018
It’s funny cuz it’s true.
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