Twitter users pounced on President Donald Trump early Saturday after he boasted about being “your favorite President.”
Trump attempted to dismiss a Friday report in the New York Times that his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen had before the 2016 election secretly taped him discussing a payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal (with whom Trump is alleged to have had an affair) with the following tweet:
Inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer’s office (early in the morning) - almost unheard of. Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client - totally unheard of & perhaps illegal. The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2018
Trump misleadingly claimed it was “inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer’s office,” when Cohen’s office was in fact raided by the FBI earlier this year as part of a probe into possible campaign finance violations.
Trump also claimed it was “even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client” and suggested it was “totally unheard of” and “perhaps illegal.” “The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!” he added.
It was Trump’s assertion that he was “your favorite president” that raised eyebrows online, however. Dozens of tweeters responded in much the same way, with many making a similar point about former President Barack Obama:
We know Obama did nothing wrong.
— Harry (@DocEgonSpengler) July 21, 2018
Obama did nothing wrong? Cool.
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) July 21, 2018
Thanks for supporting my favorite President. pic.twitter.com/Q8tcRbuT5W
— ️Kevin Patrick (@vinkell) July 21, 2018
Yes, I already knew that President Obama did nothing wrong.
— Patty Harbison (@PattyHarbison) July 21, 2018
You are right about one thing. President @BarackObama did nothing wrong.
— Boston the Detroit sports fan. (@GirlNamedBoston) July 21, 2018
Guess what, you’re not my favorite president. Guess what else? #MuellerIsComing
— Jamie S. (@Twinmom0) July 21, 2018
My favorite President did nothing wrong!
(but my favorite President certainly isn’t you)
— The Bus To Crookes (@thebustocrookes) July 21, 2018
Trump faced a similar online backlash in January, after he bragged about being a “very stable genius” and “like, really smart.”
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.