For a few minutes Sunday night, President Donald Trump claimed his has been an “enormously consensual” presidency.
The claim was a typo, part of a string of tweets excerpting a New York Post column praising Trump’s administration. The original post was soon replaced with a new one that contained the correct word, “consequential,” but that didn’t stop the president’s tweet from becoming the subject of online ridicule.
"'His is turning out to be an enormously consensual presidency. So much so that there has never been a day that I wished Hillary Clinton were President. Not one. Indeed, as Trump's accomplishments accumulate, the mere thought of Clinton in the W.H., doubling down on Obama's failed policies, washes away any doubts that America made the right choice,” Trump originally wrote, citing a weekend column by the Post’s Michael Goodwin. “’This was truly a change election, and the changes Trump is bringing are far-reaching and necessary.' Thank you Michael Goodwin! (Please read entire column) email@example.com"
The tweet stood out in part because multiple women have accused the president of harassment or abuse. Trump was also caught on tape bragging about sexually assaulting women without consequence. The president has denied the accusations against him.
Trump’s praise for a newspaper columnist is relatively rare, breaking with his normal modus operandi of attacking reporters and media outlets that he feels cover him unfairly. He has regularly attacked The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN and NBC News, among others.
After promising last week to announce them on Monday, Trump announced over the weekend that “the Fake News Awards,” which he has apparently invented as a means to skewer “ the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media” will be handed out on Wednesday.