It was two of the president’s posts in particular, however, that set social media alight.
One involved Trump calling “total bullshit” on some of the statements about him in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign collusion, which was released in redacted form on Thursday. The report contained damning details about the president.
Trump later shared Twitter user Scott Atkins’ attack on The Washington Post about its Friday front page. The newspaper’s main headline read: “Mueller details Russian interference, Trump’s attempts to disrupt probe.”
Atkins’ tweet featured the term “circle jerk.” Dictionary.com defines it as slang for “mutual masturbation among three or more persons.”
It is also figuratively used, the website notes, to denote a “group of people who are ‘getting themselves off’ in the echo chamber of their own opinions or activities.”
The two presidential posts inevitably caught the attention of fellow Twitter users, who struggled to contain their disbelief: