President Trump’s first joint address to Congress Tuesday night was actually praised in a lot of corners because of its even and in some cases, sympathetic-sounding tone, a departure from the abrasive tone of his inaugural speech — and pretty much everything he’s said since then. And don’t forget the new tie. But does that mean there’s a new Donald Trump?
Well, the socialverse doesn’t believe so and didn’t mince words in its criticism of the commander-in-chief, tearing apart his proposals through Twitter memes and the like — and a hashtag as well: #NewTrump.
Many using it focused on whether or not the president was being truthful, or at least accurate. At least one believes he wasn’t.
You must do a little fact ✔before you speak. TRUMP didn’t disappoint us. Once a liar, always a liar. Day in day out!”New Trump” pic.twitter.com/VIV37iGawt
— Mompreneur #DemForce (@ArethadKitson) March 1, 2017
Others focused on his policies and called them as they saw them
— UniteWomen Florida (@UniteWomenFL) March 1, 2017
Veering from the hashtag, activist Deray McKesson was among the first to be critical and pointed out why.
Remember, whiteness relies on the performance of compassion & innocence to maintain its power. Trump’s #JointAddress was pure performance.
— deray mckesson (@deray) March 1, 2017
NBC News’ Joy Reid really didn’t have the patience to watch it. But found something she felt was more worthwhile.
Sorry, I turned back to my Norman Bates DVR. Did Trump just propose bringing back the World’s Fair from the 1920s? #JointAddress
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 1, 2017
This one took it back almost 50 years.
— The ’60s at 50 (@the_60s_at_50) March 1, 2017
Finally, an Instagram post says the difference between Old Trump and New Trump is really very little.