Donald Trump fired off his first tweet in more than 2 1/2 years on Thursday ― and his critics were quick to mock him over a glaring flaw in the message.
Trump posted the same “NEVER SURRENDER!” message on his Truth Social platform.
But as observers noted, “surrender” is exactly what he had just done: He surrendered to authorities in Fulton County to be processed, photographed and released on bond in his election interference case.
Trump’s critics on X, aka Twitter, stepped in with a fact-check:
Never surrender … unless you’re surrendering to law enforcement. https://t.co/OXHo6ajeGk
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) August 25, 2023
The fool is posting his own mugshot. Never surrender, after he just surrendered. pic.twitter.com/41TbqI9vdM
— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@NotHoodlum) August 25, 2023
Never surrender…except to the Fulton County jail. pic.twitter.com/VHLK48MlZu
— The Intellectualist (@highbrow_nobrow) August 25, 2023
Never surrender? Christ he surrendered four times already!
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) August 25, 2023
Never surrender! Except on August 24, 2023. What a clown. pic.twitter.com/zGbgGFpvPV
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) August 25, 2023
This is a picture of you, surrendering, my guy. https://t.co/RLWNAnLtgK
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) August 25, 2023
On propaganda app Truth Social, Agolf Twitler posted his own mugshot with “NEVER SURRENDER!” right under it.
He has now surrendered 4 times to avoid being forcibly arrested.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) August 25, 2023
But... didn't he just surrender? pic.twitter.com/2fB8YXjr71
— I Smoked Elon's Ketamine (@BlackKnight10k) August 25, 2023
Trump is now yelling “never surrender” on social media, after he literally just surrendered himself
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) August 25, 2023
HOW DOES LITERALLY SURRENDERING MEAN NO SURRENDER https://t.co/3eICGJxFNM
— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) August 25, 2023
Trump: Never surrender.
Also Trump: Hollup I'm going surrender pic.twitter.com/jRu1oNymrB
— 🏳️⚧️✊🏾~Babs Johnson~⚛️ (@FemaleTrouble74) August 25, 2023