The president started off the day with a fresh bout of insanity by commanding the U.S. economy and all its component companies to begin searching for alternatives to Chinese markets in response to the tariffs China imposed in retaliation for Trump’s escalating trade war. The imperial decree was delivered by his preferred method of Twitter and was absolutely riddled with lies and economic illiteracy.
The laughable tweetstorm read like something typed out by a Mad King in the throes of a breakdown and came complete with faux-royal language.
“Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA. I will be responding to China’s Tariffs this afternoon. This is a GREAT opportunity for the United States,” the President of the United States tweeted without a trace of irony.
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Not surprisingly, his message was met with little more than derision. Trump can’t order companies around now any more than he could while a private citizen and anyone with a semblance of sense knows that. The most he can do is tank the economy with more tariffs which, unfortunately, he seems poised to do.
#Iherebyorder took off as a hashtag on Twitter in response to the president’s clueless tweet and none other than George Conway — the outspoken husband of Kellyanne Conway — decided to get in on the mockery.
“I hereby order the White House staff to take @realDonaldTrump to Walter Reed, and to convene the cabinet under Section 4 of the Twenty-fifth Amendment. #Iherebyorder,” he tweeted, alluding to the constitutional amendment that allows for the removal of an unfit president.
Perhaps the funniest thing about Conway’s humorous tweet is that it has just as little chance of being carried out as Trump’s original command. The main difference is that Conway’s is actually a good idea, and the president’s is idiotic.
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 23, 2019