Donald Trump is facing a barrage of criticism over his decision to use the “I can not believe he” in the second sentence of his tweet Monday morning.
“You just don’t do that, or you would be in jail,” a supporter said on Fox News Monday night, adding that Trump is “not in control of his mind.”
“I’m just going to say it.
You’re not in control, Donald Trump.
You don’t control your mind,” a protester said.
The backlash began as soon as the first tweet was posted.
Some of the tweets were quickly deleted, but a large portion remained on Twitter, and even went so far as to say that Trump had “betrayed” America.
“Trump is a disgrace, he betrays his country,” wrote one user.
“He’s a clown, he’s a loser, and he’s trying to destroy our democracy,” said another.
Others accused the president of lying and of lying to the American people.
“The president is lying.
It’s the biggest lie of our time.
It is a total lie,” tweeted former President Barack Obama.
“He’s the worst president in history.
The worst in our lifetime.
It doesn’t get any worse than this.”
The first tweet, which Trump first posted Monday morning, was a reference to the president’s remarks at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday in which he said he “would not have done it” if he had known the video would show him kissing a woman.
Trump has repeatedly claimed that the video is a fabrication and that the incident is “totally fabricated.”
Trump has not been seen in public since the incident.