Trump Just Contradicted Himself In Rant About ‘So-Called Leakers,’ And The Internet Roasted Him For It

President Trump contradicting himself is as much a news piece as a meteorologist exclaiming “Outside, there is weather,” but sometimes it’s still worth covering. Take, for instance, this gem that he put out into the universe on May 14, 2018: 

Did you catch the contradiction? Trump is calling leakers “traitors and cowards” while in the same string of nonsense assuring that “so-called leaks” coming from the White House are being exaggerated by “Fake News Media.” So, it’s our job to decide whether the White House has sprung a leak or the FNM is making the leaks up. We live in a confusing time. 

While it’s far from uncommon for the Twitter-verse to react to a Trumpism, they came out in full force to try and figure out exactly what the president was saying. Bloomberg News reporter Erik Larson picked up on the contradiction, calling it a “totally fake” and “very serious real problem.”

The Young Turks host John Iadarola and CNN anchor Jake Tapper also weighed in on the president’s tweet, pointing out the irony in it.

Voice actor and writer at Funimation, Eric Veiled, stepped in with an explanation for Trump on how the concept of “fake” works.

Included in the more than 40,000 responses Trump’s tweet received was a clever call back to the 1972 song from the O’Jays, “Back Stabbers.”

Some, like former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti, were less humorous in their responses, but still drove home the message of the president’s hypocrisy. 

And if Trump is confused on how to pinpoint the so-called “leakers,” he received a little advice from a few Twitter users.

All in all, it was a good day for Twitter and a busy day for MAGA supporters looking to denounce every “liberal snowflake” that was keen enough to realize President Trump’s tweet made absolutely no sense.

H/T: The Huffington Post, Twitter