Social media users got revved up over President Donald Trump’s reported plan to take a lap in the presidential limousine ahead of the Daytona 500 on Sunday.
Fox News’ chief White House correspondent John Roberts broke the news on Friday, tweeting that Trump’s ride (presumably as a passenger) around the Daytona International Speedway track in the vehicle nicknamed “The Beast” was “not 100%” confirmed, but “that is the plan at the moment.”
SCOOP: Multiple Sources tell @FoxNews that @realDonaldTrump is planning to take a lap at the @DISupdates Daytona International Speedway in the “Beast” presidential limo ahead of the Daytona 500. It’s not 100%, but that is the plan at the moment.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) February 15, 2020
Twitter users inevitably had a variety of thoughts about the plan:
nothing more badass than riding in the back of a limo while it drives around in a circle!
— C. Everett Cope (@cushbomb) February 15, 2020
People are dying because they can’t afford insulin. And this is how Trump spends his time. Disgraceful.
— 🗽Blonde in Brooklyn🗽 (@BlondeinBklyn) February 15, 2020
Some people will do anything for attention, won’t they? Sad.
Oh well … that’s what we get for electing a reality tv fake billionaire con-man to head the country. Patriots get condemned or arrested, and the president spends all his time doing dumb stuff to get attention. pic.twitter.com/lnWcYxCtpZ
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) February 15, 2020
Everything is a show. It’s shameless self promotion; like professional wrestling.
— Michael Hollis (@MichaelHollis89) February 15, 2020
Can’t this guy just give us all a break from the endless attention seeking. It’s exhausting.
— tsunami.azul 🌊 (@mtab1) February 15, 2020
The dumbification of America continues
— Padraig (@patrickmkcirtap) February 15, 2020
It’s all just one big reality tv show to Trump.
— preising (@preising) February 15, 2020
Nothing says class warfare like a billionaire being driven around in a limo in front of thousands of people who don’t make more than $8/hour.
— David Spivak ⚾️ (@dsspivak) February 15, 2020
why not demean the presidency further.
— ⚡Arcanjel ⚡ (@bstnboy) February 15, 2020