The long Twitter timeline of President Donald Trump is a gold mine of statements the President has made that seem to only exist to come back and bite him.
Most recently, one popped up that is perfect for his recent announcement of John Kelly stepping down as his Chief of Staff.
In January of 2012, Trump criticized President Barack Obama for…
3 Chief of Staffs in less than 3 years of being President: Part of the reason why @BarackObama can't manage to pass his agenda.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2012
Yes, Trump criticized his predecessor for how quickly he seemed to go through his Chiefs of Staff. Except, Trump has now beaten this record by having to announce his third Chief of Staff in two years.
As the favorite saying goes: there is always a tweet.
This aged well.
— Cormac (@RealCormacE) December 9, 2018
A trump tweet for all reasons
— Attilio (@AttilioArmeni) December 9, 2018
Man…a tweet for every occasion.
— Nathaniel Guthrie (@VengeanceMail) December 8, 2018
I'm beginning to think you had a time machine when you tweeted a lot of the things you've tweeted.
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) December 9, 2018
There is always a tweet.
— Terminate and Stay Resident (@mark_earnest) December 8, 2018
The Chief of Staff acts as a direct assistant to the President, overseeing the White House staff and managing the President’s schedule. The turnover rate can vary from President to President, with some appointing a new Chief every year, and others keeping the same person on for an entire term.
And the plural is ‘Chiefs of Staff’ for those wondering.
Stand back, everyone, I'm a retired editor.
It's "Chiefs of Staff."
— D Rodrick Eamon (@dreamon51) December 9, 2018
Reading Comprehension : 0
— Amy Miranda (@AmyMiranda) December 9, 2018
*chiefs of staff
— Dave Cummings (@dece) December 8, 2018
* Chiefs of staff
— Casey Freeman (@CaseyLF) December 8, 2018
Trump’s old tweet echoes the ever changing nature of his own staff.
His administration has set records for the percentage of turnovers. As of July of this year, 61% of his senior-aides were gone from the same time in the previous year. That does not even include staff whose tenure was so short they came and went after June 2017 and before July 2018.
It’s not a good look.
I think you admire Obama. Yes, I think you respect him. I think you "try", the operative word is "TRY" to emulate him, but you don't want to admit it and so you continue to play to your "base" feeding them with ignorance and lies. You know better.
— Tarnue Massaquoi (@CoolTarnue14) December 8, 2018
He couldn't pass his 'agenda', because your GOPERS wouldn't let him pass anything. That includes Merrick Garland! You haven't accomplished anything worth "passing."
— Abby Rivera Aponte 🇵🇷#Resister (@AbbyAponte) December 8, 2018
The gift that keeps on giving, Trump tweets.
— Anominoose #ToadStomper (@johnnymags) December 8, 2018
Trump’s consistent hypocrisy recorded in his Twitter timeline is a running gag in American politics. There’s multiple Twitter accounts dedicated to cataloguing his split nature from “Always a Tweet” to “President Flip Flops”.