US President Trump has taken to Twitter to wish an all-caps Happy New Year message to “everyone, including the haters and the fake news media!”
Suggesting that the New Year would be “a fantastic year for those not suffering from Trump derangement syndrome,” Trump urged everyone to “just calm down and enjoy the ride,” adding that “great things are happening for our country!”
Trump’s latest tweet instantly prompted the usual flood of criticism from his detractors.
— Laura Slinn (@LauraSlinn) January 1, 2019
Capitalizing doesn’t make your New Years message any less heinous. A leader who vilifies more than half the country’s population states to the world that leadership is sadly lacking in his character. Despot would be more appropriate!
— romi (@mamoose2001) January 1, 2019
I didn’t sign up for “the ride”. I want mature steady leadership. That means you need to #Resign
— Helen Presser Green (@HelenPGreen) January 1, 2019
Having fun in sunny Florida? How is your golf game? I would wish you a Happy New Year but that would waste time. Mueller 2019 will be a hell of a ride Donald!
— skinnygirl2 (@gailbriggs8) January 1, 2019
Trump supporters: what will it take for you to realise this guy is absolutely fucking, screaming, straitjacket crazy? He should be in a secure mental facility not the White House.
— CitiZenSane, Unseat Blue, No Matter Who 💙😷⭐️🇪🇺 (@Citi_ZenSane) January 1, 2019
JUST CALM DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE… pic.twitter.com/jRWYiyf4ii
— Lou Inglese (@chaos440) January 1, 2019
Great things are happening? Sooo…you’re resigning?!?! HALLELUJAH!!!
— Rockon1021 (@rockon1021) January 1, 2019
— Cheryl 😐 (@CyberTyger89) January 1, 2019
Just calm down and enjoy the ride pic.twitter.com/eYk8sVgmI3
— Maria🌸 (@mrsCoughlin22) January 1, 2019
GREAT THINGS SUCH AS YOUR IMPENDING IMPEACHMENT? AND WHY ARE WE SCREAMING?
— Salty Seagoat (@seagoat4change) January 1, 2019
How can we be calm and enjoy the ride when you're still in Office? pic.twitter.com/ukptlXJXdW
— iluminate (@iluminatethesky) January 1, 2019
Oddly, about an hour later, Trump issued a three word tweet simply saying “Happy New Year!”, this time not in all-caps.
Trump has stepped up attacks against the Democrats and the “fake news media” on Twitter in recent days in a bid to secure funding for the border wall, a key campaign promise.