Donald Trump is apparently just straight-up retweeting direct insults aimed at himself now. Is he okay? Has he somehow developed a self-deprecating sense of humor or does someone need to check up on him?
Indeed, the president baffled the internet today when he retweeted a video of Dr. Anthony Fauci doing a visible facepalm in an attempt to hide barely-contained laughter after Trump used the phrase “the Deep State Department,” along with the comment “Dr. Fauci is all of us.” Journalist Laura Martínez clearly meant this to be a shot at Trump as the majority of the world took Fauci’s facepalm as a “I can’t believe this guy is for real” moment, yet there it is on Trump’s Twitter page.
Dr. Fauci is all of us 🤦🏼♂️ pic.twitter.com/WTShJUchsr— Laura Martínez® (@miblogestublog) March 20, 2020
The explanation that many are clinging to is that Trump simply thinks Fauci was laughing at what Trump thinks is a “joke” and that the president thinks Fauci agrees with him about the State Department being a part of the “deep state,” whatever he thinks that is.
It’s not easy trying to get into Trump’s head. But at least you’re not Laura Martínez right now.
WHAT. IS. HAPPENING 😱 pic.twitter.com/wwffov9sIE— Laura Martínez® (@miblogestublog) March 24, 2020
If it’s true that Trump didn’t understand the joke and thinks that we’re all laughing unironically at his “deep state” comment, then this is perhaps the biggest self-own the president has committed to date. But honestly, it’s hard to judge because there have been a lot of them.
To responders claiming Fauci is laughing bc Trump is so on point here, sure, that's how people usually laugh, by grimacing like they just bit a lemon, covering their face, and then wiping sweat from the brow. If he's such a cheerleader, where's he been lately?— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) March 24, 2020
However, many of Trump’s fans are trying desperately to believe that Trump’s comment was funny in any way other than “oh my God this man is the biggest loser on the face of the planet.”
No, he’s clearly laughing at Trump. Not at his joke. Not with him. AT him.— Leslie 🏈🍷🌮 (@Leslie_Netta) March 24, 2020
He could! Or he is very, very likely thinking something else!— Dreamweasel (@Dreamweasel) March 24, 2020
Ah yes, death is so humorous.— Danielle (@therealdeefree) March 24, 2020
Haha except he wasnt 😂. Its pretty damn obvious— AC (@Americohdz3) March 24, 2020
Meanwhile, over on Martínez’s page:
Me, once he realizes… pic.twitter.com/JHW4MNbyfv
— Laura Martínez® (@miblogestublog) March 24, 2020
And now... to spend the next 25 minutes blocking a una banda de magas que son peor que COVID-19. #FunTimes— Laura Martínez® (@miblogestublog) March 24, 2020
me va a deportar cuando se dé cuenta pic.twitter.com/pbBV22Mo7b— Laura Martínez® (@miblogestublog) March 24, 2020
Send tacos. Si no, no te creo— Laura Martínez® (@miblogestublog) March 24, 2020
It’s pretty clear who has the good sense of humor.