Considering his face pops up if you Google the word idiot, it’s safe to assume that Donald Trump doesn’t know the meaning of a lot of words, and it looks like treason is one of them.
An anonymous White House employee caused one hell of a hullabaloo yesterday with an op-ed in The New York Times. Titled ‘I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,’ the shocking personal essay revealed that a team of staff are secretly working to foil elements of the President’s agenda, with the writer declaring Trump a “reckless leader.”
Unsurprisingly, Trump was not pleased with the feature, especially as it was published in a newspaper he bears a well-known grudge against. So, the President did what he usually does in these situations, and took to Twitter to vent his frustration.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018
Whether the question mark was an accident, or the President was unsure about his use of the word, it wasn’t long before “TREASON?” was a meme.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) September 6, 2018
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) September 5, 2018
— Jason (@longwall26) 5 September 2018
— Nicky Woolf (@NickyWoolf) September 5, 2018
— Ryan Sloane (@RyanFSloane) September 5, 2018
Im sorry, Donald, the answer is “What Is Treason?” (That’ll cost you)
— Sean Murphy (@SMurp3131) 6 September 2018
While the actual essay has also become a meme in its own right
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) September 5, 2018
— Aaron Sankin (@ASankin) September 5, 2018
Great stuff pic.twitter.com/kBQZMsnA0f
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) September 5, 2018
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) September 5, 2018
It looks like Trump was right to question whether “treason” was the appropriate term for the staffer’s revelations, as it turns out publishing an article about the goings-on inside The White House doesn’t qualify as betraying one’s country, at least not according the U.S. constitution.
But if these users think they’re original for slamming the President’s poor English skills on Twitter, they’re wrong. Dictionary.com was doing it before it was cool.
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) July 17, 2018