14 Funny Responses To Donald Trump's Late-Night Tweet That Lighten The Political Mood

When this election is finally over, assuming Republican nominee Donald Trump doesn't win, the postmortems pulling from sources from inside his campaign are going to be epic. In particular, reporting about what steps, if any, were taken to get his self-destructive social media habits under control. You know, like sending out a stilted 3 a.m. tweet begging people to ignore stories about your campaign that cite unnamed sources, or making a laughable defense of said tweet hours later. Need evidence it's laughable? Here are 14 funny responses to Trump's late-night tweet, that lighten the mood of this otherwise somber and tense presidential election.

The defensive tweet, clearly an effort to clean up the mess he'd made (he also disparaged former Miss Universe Alicia Machado later in the morning, in the 5 a.m. hour), was sent out at 2:37 p.m. ET, just about 12 hours after his decidedly restless evening. In it, he praised himself for being awake and on Twitter at 3 a.m. and suggested that it showed he'd be "there, awake, to answer the call!" Of course, being ready for that oft-discussed 3 a.m. phone call doesn't demand that you're up all night hashing out Twitter beef, but here we are.

Needless to say, some people have been skeptical, let's say. Others have just been having a ton of fun with this ― here are 14 hilarious reactions:

Why On Earth Would You Do That?

Rage-Tweeting In The Middle Of The Night? Sad!

Go To Bed, Donald...

Because Sleep Deprivation Is Not Smart For A President

Trump loves to dictate the news cycle. But in this instance, he's swiveled the spotlight into an area that does him absolutely no favors, and carries enormous risk ― seeing as we've never had a presidential candidate who indulges in nasty late-night tweetstorms before, it's hard to call this anything but "unpresidential."

It also cobbles together offenses toward a number of different groups that Trump is already in desperate straits with, ones that may well decide whether he becomes president or not ― including women, the Latino community, and of course, anyone out there who values a well-rested commander in chief.