President Trump on Saturday tweeted a New York Times article with a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote about going after the “king,” quickly prompting the phrase “you are not a king” to trend on social media.
…..biggest test of his presidency emboldened, ready to claim exoneration, and take his case of grievance, persecution and resentment to the campaign trail.” Peter Baker @nytimes The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2020
YOU ARE NOT A KING,
BUT YOU ARE LORD OF LIES pic.twitter.com/7w5eEw6iaj
— Arctic Friend (@FriendEden100) February 15, 2020
YOU ARE NOT A KING!
Me seeing that Trump referred to himself as king: pic.twitter.com/u6y4FCRAdr
— Mychal (@mychal3ts) February 15, 2020
.@realDonaldTrump-YOU ARE NOT A KING. YOU ARE NOT A KING. YOU ARE NOT A KING. YOU ARE NOT A KING. YOU ARE NOT A KING. YOU ARE NOT A KING. YOU ARE NOT A KING. YOU ARE NOT A KING. YOU ARE NOT A KING. YOU ARE NOT A KING. YOU ARE NOT A KING. YOU ARE NOT A KING. YOU ARE NOT A KING.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) February 15, 2020
YOU ARE NOT A KING. President of the United States represents all it’s citizens. Has integrity and character. Wants to be honest with, not distract and manipulate the people. These great United States deserve better than Donald Trump’s ego centric reality TV show personality
— ♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) February 15, 2020
A few problems with your analogy:
1. YOU ARE NOT A KING
2. Murder is illegal
3. You were still IMPEACHED. That shit lasts forever.
4. It's not "triumphant" when you hid the witnesses, threatened jurors, and half of them admitted that they knew you were guilty.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) February 15, 2020
Trump also capitalized the word “King” which was capitalized in the NYT story nor in the original Emerson quote.
He also changed it to “the King” from “a king.”
— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) February 15, 2020
So trump changed the actual wording of the quote—both Emerson’s original & what was quoted by Peter Baker in his awful article—to pronounce himself not only A king, but THE king. The only crown trump deserves is the King of Hate & Lies. #KingOfDementia #KingOfHate #KingOfLies pic.twitter.com/eDiuIDL7O3
— StillMindyLou (@stillmindylou) February 15, 2020
For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) February 15, 2020