While it’s true that past presidents can be referred to as “president” when addressing them, Donald Trump left office in disgrace following his incitement of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection. Trump divided this country into little pieces and only represented his fire-breathing, lint-licking base. Former First Lady Melania Trump tweeted her condolences to the royal family after Prince Philip’s death, and part of that tweet was met with criticism for referring to her twice-impeached husband as the president.
Whenever a national crisis popped up, Trump would immediately lash out at “Democrat cities” and his critics on the other side of the aisle. There’s a long list of criticism we could point to here. Still, it’s not like any of you have forgotten the abuse we suffered under his leadership, including the hundreds of thousands of Americans that died on the former president’s watch as he held super-spreader events while dancing to YMCA.
But, you be you, Melania.
President Trump and I extend our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family, and the people of Great Britain as the world mourns the loss of Prince Philip.
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) April 9, 2021
There was a fierce backlash on Twitter.
You mean Former president trump
— Julie Grasso (@samandgiasmom) April 9, 2021
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He lost the election, dear. He’s not president. Maybe, there is a God.
— Deb Antoniades (@debant) April 12, 2021
If you’re going to the funeral (you should) be sure to wear that green jacket of yours with the graffiti on the back.
— james miklasevich (@mickmten) April 9, 2021
The Queen is thinking: “Is he that annoying orange thing that walked in front of me once?” Inside she laughs.
— Alien Outlook (@AlienOutlook) April 9, 2021
I know Internet tends to be slow in South Africa, but Trump is still president?
*hits refresh *
— KingKuvuki (@KingKuvuki) April 9, 2021
He is not the President!
— SistaGorgeous1 (@SistaGorgeous1) April 9, 2021
You mean former president, twice impeached ….
— BibJr (@bib_jr) April 9, 2021
He was a Resident, Not a President.
— ICanDoBetter (@neely3) April 11, 2021
Remember in grade school when the teacher said that anyone could become president? Apparently, that’s true. American elected a man with zero political experience, a serial adulterer and bankruptcy filer, whose resume consists of being a reality TV show host. And now that he was impeached twice, he can still be referred to as president.
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