Less than a week after declaring himself a “very stable genius” and “like, really smart,” President Donald Trump fired off yet another embarrassing tweet, in which he mixed up the word “consequential” with “consensual.”
The screwup appeared in a Sunday night tweet in which Trump praised a supportive column in the New York Post. Writer Michael Goodwin lauded Trump’s “enormously consequential presidency,” but Trump referred to it in his tweet as an “enormously consensual presidency.”
And that’s not all: when Trump asked readers to check out the entire piece, he also mistakenly posted Goodwin’s email address instead of a link to the column. In addition, he used an ellipsis in his tweet to conveniently skip over Goodwin’s remark about his “own frustration” over Trump’s “missteps.”
Twitter responded by mercilessly mocking Trump’s “intellectual superiority.”
— Isaac Kvasager (@ikvasager) January 8, 2018
America's Stable Genius just tweeted out a writer's email address instead of the link to his story.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) January 8, 2018
Users noticed the gaffe before it was changed (and “missteps” added). By then, Twitter had gone wild and the hashtag #consensualpresidency was born. Other users called it a “Freudian slip” because of Trump’s controversial “grab ’em by the pu*sy” comment to “Access Hollywood.”
MSNBC’s Joy Reid couldn’t help but notice the timing of the phrase “consensual presidency” just as women were appearing in black at the Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment.
He also coined the soon-to-be trending term “consensual presidency,” on the night of the black dress, #TIMESUP #goldenglobes no less. Yeah this show won’t make it to season two… pic.twitter.com/CG2isRxrKI
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) January 8, 2018
….Freudian slip there? #ConsensualPresidency
Just say no, everyone.
— LAnaaaaaaa (@LAnatra_) January 8, 2018
WTF is a "consensual" presidency?
Stop taking Ambien before you Tweet.
— David Watson (@medic854) January 8, 2018
A "consensual presidency" is when one grabs a country by the pussy and they let you, because you're a star. https://t.co/0bmKFMGSyL
— PAPYRUS font (@JennaGoose) January 8, 2018
"… consensual presidency! Then he tweeted the guy's email address instead of the link…" pic.twitter.com/tgSq0Ftiyn
— William Peace 🇺🇸 (@WilliamPeace81) January 8, 2018