In an attempt to prove he's mentally stable after the release of Michael Wolf's hard hitting book Fire and Fury: Inside Trump's White House, Donald Trump took to Twitter in an embarrassing (to everyone but him, it would seem...) Twitter thread, insisting to his followers that he is "a very stable genius" and "like, really smart."
Now that Russian collusion, after one year of intense study, has proven to be a total hoax on the American public, the Democrats and their lapdogs, the Fake News Mainstream Media, are taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
....Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
....to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
Not surprisingly, the tweets didn't exactly have Trump's desired effect.
I’m like, so incredibly mentally stable, and really biggly smart. Also, I’m a gameshow host, didn’t you know? What’s Hillary accomplished? Been one of our nations most respected statesmen? Pffft. Senator? Is she friends with Gary Busey? pic.twitter.com/16lZVnzoUO— Matthew Wolff🏳️🌈 (@MatthewWolfff) January 7, 2018
I hope now Trump has assured us that he's mentally stable in an unhinged and furious Twitter rant we can now just lay it to rest.— Jamie Ross (@JamieRoss7) January 6, 2018
After years of feeling mentally unstable I have just looked at Trump's tweets and feel mentally stable.— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) January 6, 2018
But perhaps the best zinger came in a quiet photo taken by Barack Obama's former White House photographer Pete Souza.
In these stressful days, we take the small joys where we can. Well played, Mr. Souza, well played.