The GOP's "Happy Presidents' Day" Trump Card Was Not Greeted Warmly By Twitter
President Trump is no stranger to low approval ratings. That's just a number, however — it's tough to gauge from a figure exactly what everyday Americans think about him. But on Monday, after the GOP invited Americans to sign Trump's Presidents' Day card online, Twitter went haywire with responses that shared current opinions of the president. The majority were... not kind.
"Under President Trump, a new American era is on the rise — thanks to YOU, the men and women who have stood by him through thick and thin," the website read. "Sign the card and leave a note to wish President Trump a GREAT Presidents' Day this Monday!"
As some people noted, there was no field to leave a custom message. That led to some rude responses — more than 1,300 responses total. The Florida GOP sent out a similar call, and one user responded with perhaps the harshest criticism of them all: "@realDonaldTrump shows no respect for our community in mourning, golfing & parties at Mar-A-Lago. Is he celebrating mass murder? Shame on him and you," wrote Twitter user @horassonang.
Not all of the responses were that harsh. But for many Americans, it's clear that celebrating Trump with past presidents like George Washington or Abraham Lincoln is unacceptable.
They Could Add A Translate Button Next Time
Leaving the message in Russian was a common joke.
...Or The GOP Could Post Common Phrases
Just a short guide to the Russian language.
Russian Teachers Will Be In High Demand
If only to tell more jokes.
"Which Country's President?" Was Also A Question
Maybe they should see how many bots signed the card.
The Russian & Putin Theme Stole The Show
Data Privacy Concerns
This is assuming no hacking.
The Hammer, Sickle & Stripes
Poor American flag.
The Red House
White's a bit nicer.
Yet one more critique on who's calling the shots.
Others Were Just, Like, No
A GIF of not feeling it.
But Americans Would Happily Sign Other Cards
Not sure when that one falls.
This One May Become A Holiday
Could be known as Resignation Day, Impeachment Day, or Election Day.
Then People Got Creative
There was no custom message option.
I don't think Edie Frizol signed.
Some Wished The Other Presidents Well
Trump is #45 — though technically, thanks to Grover Cleveland, there've only been 44 American presidents in total.
All But The Last One
We might have to go back to celebrating Washington and Lincoln's birthdays.
The Other Living Presidents Get A Shout-Out
Or maybe it's because they're past living presidents.
If This Were The Brady Bunch
Trump would be Alice, the housekeeper.
Another Harsh One
A real zinger.
A Big GIF No
No, no, no.
Or A "No" With Reason
Unless you're among the minority who approve.
A Holiday Explainer For The GOP
It shouldn't be about Trump, Adam Mills argued.
Where Does He Get The Card?
Trump might be hard to track down on a holiday.
The Ultimate Burn For Trump
That would have to grate at him.
Another Poke More At The GOP
"Complicit" and "enabling" remain two buzzwords.
Simple, But Still Not Sweet
When the hashtags hurt...
Surely more people followed the GOP's call to sign the card than responded with insults. More than 1,500 liked the tweet — more than the total responses.
But given their originality, the responses do offer a window into how many Americans feel about the president — even on a holiday honoring him and his predecessors.