Trump tweeted “mission accomplished.” Bush’s Press Secretary’s response just broke the internet


President Trump took to his favorite medium, Twitter, to bask in the glory after the joint missile strike with America’s allies Great Britain and France in Syria last evening.

Ari Fleischer, the former White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush, saw the tweet and couldn’t help but suffer a painful flashback to the infamous speech his former boss gave on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln during the Iraq War while wearing a flight suit with a huge banner proclaiming “Mission Accomplished” right behind him.

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The image of President Bush appearing to declare victory in a war that in reality is still going on today in the remnants of the fight against ISIS became a political embarrassment for Bush that he never lived down.

Fleischer decided to give the latest militaristic Republican president a bit of friendly communications advice, given that the White House is operating with a diminished communications staff after the departure of Trump favorite Hope Hicks.


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The former Press Secretary then proceeded to tell the entire backstory of the original circumstances behind Bush’s speech to set the record straight and show why President Trump should be more careful with his messaging.

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Like the banner, President Trump’s tweets will be seen in the rearview mirror of history as a symbol of what went wrong in America in 2018. Unlike the banner, the tweets will reflect on more than one miscalculation by the president and his administration. Like most Americans at this point, the only person we want to see proclaiming “Mission accomplished” is Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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