Somebody lied to him several times.
The ever-camera hungry President Donald Trump held a Thanksgiving video teleconference call with members of the military in front of the press, and it was the first time Trump took questions from the media since his defeat on Election Day.
Though the President peddled the same tired lies about the election results, he also seemed to acknowledge reality, saying he’d “certainly” leave the White House if the Electoral College cemented President-elect Joe Biden’s decisive victory.
But repeatedly getting challenged on his false claims got to be too much for the President: At one point, Trump lashed out at Reuters correspondent Jeff Mason, shouting “You’re just a lightweight! Don’t talk to me that way! I’m the President of the United States! Don’t ever talk to the President that way!”
And he did all that while sitting at an absurdly small desk, blissfully unaware of the wave of ridicule it would inevitably inspire:
Trump: it’s a normal size desk?
desk guy (barely keeping it together): yea pic.twitter.com/eatmbEkiyu
— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) November 27, 2020
The Resolute Desk Total Landscaping https://t.co/JNlcrPR6gL
— Amarnath Amarasingam (@AmarAmarasingam) November 27, 2020
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) November 27, 2020
this is the worst tiny desk concert yet pic.twitter.com/jdeFcmb8Kf
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) November 27, 2020
Moved from the Resolute Desk to the Coffee Table of Despair. pic.twitter.com/2QhECtVReT
— GrumpyOldMan (@GrumpyO58719935) November 27, 2020
Whoever told him this was a good idea hates him. pic.twitter.com/TLizcRttNn
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) November 27, 2020
Every day someone in his administration who is actually resistance swaps out his desk for a slightly smaller one pic.twitter.com/8dJgxLKVAI
— Mike Denison (@mikd33) November 27, 2020
May this be how we remember the Trump presidency: a baby at his tiny little desk throwing a tantrum pic.twitter.com/T26DjF1fL4
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 27, 2020
Amid the circus, Trump posted an angry tweet railing against Twitter trends.
“Twitter is sending out totally false ‘Trends’ that have absolutely nothing to do with what is really trending in the world. They make it up, and only negative ‘stuff,'” he seethed.