President Donald Trump shared what was likely intended to be a motivational message to Twitter on Friday, but it did not go over well.
If you meet every day with optimism – if you confront every obstacle with determination – if you refuse to give up, if you never quit, if you face every challenge with confidence and pride – then there is no goal you cannot achieve, and no dream beyond your reach! #YBLS2018 pic.twitter.com/Uqmw5fLmxW
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 26, 2018
“If you meet every day with optimism — if you confront every obstacle with determination — if you refuse to give up, if you never quit, if you face every challenge with confidence and pride — then there is no goal you cannot achieve, and no dream beyond your reach!”
In response, fellow Twitter users suggested Trump did not write the quote himself ― and also criticized his administration, whose policies they said had made it harder for them to confront the obstacles they faced:
A rich man’s mantra. If you are homeless, HIV, trans, sex worker, no savings or support, pride is rather abstract. Many things are unachievable. Surviving is victory. Confidence a luxury for the confident. Most things beyond reach. YOUR platform is framed in total priviledge.
— Dr Adi MacArtney (@Science_Hooker) October 27, 2018
Another translation: you’d better meet each day full optimism, cuz you won’t be meeting it with healthcare. Or social security. Human Rights are looking a bit iffy right now too. And who needs a livable climate when you’ve got optimism. Amirite? #magahh !!!
— Yolk Region 🎸 (@yolkregion) October 27, 2018
Unless of course someone disagrees with you, then you obliterate them and do everything in your power to squash them. The good thing is people are resilient and come back.
— Kathy Boyd (@Kathy_Boyd) October 27, 2018
I saw that on a hallmark card. Dont @ me
— Seraphina Spang (@seraphinaspang) October 27, 2018
He’s gonna burst into 🎶 “to dream, the impossible dream ….”🎶 any minute now.
— Becky (@rmbabs) October 27, 2018
Also getting $200M from your Dad doesn’t hurt.
— Joe (@venezuela_joe) October 27, 2018