You know your presidency is kicking along quite nicely when just a month in, you see fit to ask your biggest and best supporters to start rallying on your behalf.
Donald Trump has made the call out for his supporters to hold their own rally amid Hollywood stars taking to the streets to protest Trump’s own administration.
“Maybe the millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN should have their own rally,” the President wrote on Twitter. “It would be the biggest of them all!”
Yes! The biggest of them all!
So, in that case, even bigger than the estimated 3.3 to 4.6 million that turned out the Women’s Marches earlier this year. Although, in an era of alternative facts, I’m sure Mr. President refutes that figure furiously, because there’s nothing like a bit of maths and bit of research to get in the way of a good tweet. #draintheswamp
The President’s message came the morning after high-profile actors including Jodie Foster and Michael J Fox spoke at a rally for immigration rights in Los Angeles.
Fox, who became a US citizen more than 20 years ago from his origins in Canada, said Trump’s stance on immigration and his desire to turn them away was “an assault on human dignity”.
However, almost poetically, Bernie Sanders came along and rejected Trump’s tweet, replying with a photo of Trump’s inauguration audience compared to Obama’s and wrote, “They did. It wasn’t.”
He followed up his reply calling Trump out for consistently lying, urging the media to continue to hold the President to account.
“Trump attacks the media all the time because he lies all of the time. It’s imperative we all stand up to Trump’s drift to authoritarianism,” he wrote.
We may have Trump. But we also still have Sanders.