On Thursday, President Donald Trump held an unscheduled press conference (opens in new tab). The purpose, it seemed, was to announce his new pick for labor secretary, Alexander Acosta (opens in new tab), one day after Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination for the position.
But after a minute or so of talking about Acosta, Trump launched into a nearly hour-and-a-half long rant in which he harshly criticized at the media, told a series of blatantly incorrect "facts" about how popular he was, and went off on Hillary Clinton.
Celebrities had a lot of feelings about this one:
The press conferences keep getting more bizarre. I honestly wonder if this man is mentally stable. And he's still going on about Hillary! pic.twitter.com/1c4CvnBnW3February 16, 2017
Trump just shut down a Jewish man asking abt the rise in anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. saying "I am the least racist/anti-Semitic person"February 16, 2017
Yvette Nicole Brown
Did he just ask #AprilRyan if the Congressional Black Caucus are friends of hers?Because we ALL know each other (& look alike) amirite?February 16, 2017
He reeks of ignorance. Of disrespect. Of disdain. For anyone not like him. Props to @AprilDRyan. Keep questioning. https://t.co/5Th9L0JgmsFebruary 16, 2017
If ur looking for something to do, our "precedent" is having a full meltdown on tv right now. #TrumpNewsConferenceFebruary 16, 2017
BREAKING: Trump drops travel ban, tells 9th Circuit: “the President intends in the near future to rescind the Order and replace it.”February 16, 2017
Love the BBC coming for him also how long is this fucking thing going to be I HAVE MEETINGSFebruary 16, 2017
Is this a presidential address/press conference, or a self-implemented public therapy session?!February 16, 2017
Does Trump realize that he is no longer running against Hillary Clinton?! I'm asking for a friend.February 16, 2017
This whole thing. #trumppressconference pic.twitter.com/wUJefe5QV5February 16, 2017
The president shushing a dude wearing a yarmulke to tell him he's the least anti-Semetic person is quite the scene. https://t.co/dmIxJOUy7NFebruary 16, 2017
U FINALLY USED 🚽February 16, 2017
This guy is so wired in front of the press. Like he's gonna blow a rod.Imagine what he's like behind closed doors...February 16, 2017
Not watching Trump presser but if I were just going off my twitter feed, it would appear that Danny DeVito in Cuckoo's nest is our PresidentFebruary 16, 2017
@AlecBaldwin best look for another job tonight. Trump booked the job just now. #SNLFebruary 16, 2017
at all times, it feels like we're just moments away from trump shouting, "WHY IS EVERYONE BEING SO MEAN TO ME"February 16, 2017
This. Is. our. President. We chose him. Yes, we.February 16, 2017
Michael Ian Black
No, I don't think anybody wants him to shoot the Russian ship off Connecticut. And I'm a warmonger neocon psychotic.February 16, 2017
What a flailing, pathetic beta our President is. Stammers and backs down like a caught, 12 year-old shoplifter. https://t.co/AndtKy1GfpFebruary 16, 2017
"I am the least racist person EVER. Hey, black reporter -- what's Kanye up to? Could you text him?" #TrumpPressConferenceFebruary 16, 2017
Trump LIES & when called on those LIES, gets hostile, accuses reporters of being mean, & then dismisses accountability as fake news 😐February 16, 2017
Ok, this is from the #45 press conference that JUST happened. Fake news? You know what isn't fake? The fact that he lies. pic.twitter.com/JqZ03JQdkBFebruary 16, 2017
Live footage of Putin watching the Trump presser. pic.twitter.com/Z08QdlnURPFebruary 16, 2017
#facepalm 😖 https://t.co/4y7qV2Wq9PFebruary 16, 2017
President Trump didn't want that press conference to end. He's itching to get back in front of a crowd in Florida on Saturday.February 16, 2017
Tearful toddlers surprised amid the shattered remains of family heirlooms have mounted more convincing defences. https://t.co/K1ZnhBM5JaFebruary 16, 2017
Up until an hour ago, the scariest thing I'd ever watched was Psycho. #TrumpPresserFebruary 16, 2017
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