Verified Twitter is angry that President Donald Trump had the nerve to clap for himself when lines from his State of the Union address led to applause from the crowd.
According to these Twitter hot takes, Trump clapping for himself was just proof of his narcissism.
For someone who is supposed to be TV savvy, Trump seems unaware of how annoying it is to have him clap at his own applause lines.
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) January 31, 2018
Paul Kane, a congressional reporter for The Washington Post, admitted that the clapping was a “trivial” issue, but still wanted to know if he could get an official count on the number of times Trump clapped.
This is trivial, I realize. But can someone pull a @markknoller here and gives us a Trump clap count? Seriously, I hardly remember another POTUS clapping. This guy has biggest clap ever.
— Paul Kane (@pkcapitol) January 31, 2018
A Gizmodo blogger insisted that Trump, “sees people clapping and thinks, ‘Okay, it’s clap time I did good.'”
No really, Trump sees people clapping and thinks, “Okay it’s clap time I did good.”
— Adam Clark Estes (@adamclarkestes) January 31, 2018
— Mark Follman (@markfollman) January 31, 2018
Donald Trump’s #SOTU inner monologue: “self-fellatio, clap for myself, self-fellatio,
clap for myself, something about that little shitty Preston kid, self-fellatio, clap for myself, self-fellatio, clap for myself, self-fellatio, clap for myself, STAND FOR THE ANTHEM, self-fe…”
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) January 31, 2018
lmao Trump keeps clapping for himself so others will clap and stand for him — what a joke #sotu
— Mona (@Mona) January 31, 2018
Why does constantly Trump clap for himself?
— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) January 31, 2018
I love how Trump strategically applauds close to the mic so his clap is the best clap. #SOTU
— RJ City (@RJCity1) January 31, 2018