AceShowbiz - Donald Trump might have to know when is the right time for bragging. POTUS was recently dragged for bragging about his popularity on social media at a press conference on Wednesday, April 1.
"Did you know I was number one on Facebook? I just found out I'm number one on Facebook," the TV star-turned-president said in front of reporters. "I thought that was very nice. For whatever it means, it represents something."
Trump didn't explain how he concluded that he's No. 1 on the site because former president Barack has more likes (55 million likes) on his page. Meanwhile, Trump racked 25 million likes.
His remarks unsurprisingly angered people considering that people are struggling amid Coronavirus crisis. "Yes, because a president being popular on social media is definitely what a president should be thinking about right now. With Trump, it's always about Trump. The most self-serving, narcissistic person I've ever witnessed," one person took a jab at Trump on Twitter.
Someone else tweeted, "What is he 5 years old? I'm number one on Facebook! He's a grown man. He needs to focus on job performance not on Facebook rankings. Right now his job performance is a failure. He's a failure as a father, spouse, businessman, friend and president."
Prior to this, Trump urged people to focus on the 2 million people he saved from Coronavirus instead of the 200,000 people the coronavirus might kill in the U.S. "What would have happened if we did nothing?" he asked. "Think of the number -- potentially 2.2 million people if we did nothing, if we didn't do the distancing, if we didn't do all of the things that we're doing."
"I thought about it," Trump continued. "I said, 'Maybe we should ride it through.' "