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A Fox News chyron on Tuesday practically was begging for Twitter’s input—and they didn’t disappoint.
The chyron—the name for lower-third graphic during a television broadcast—came as President Donald Trump was addressing the media following the news that Republicans would not be able to simply repeal the Affordable Care Act, due to lack of votes.
As he was speaking, Fox News’ chyron flashed: “Trump: Eventually We Will Get Something Done.”
As you can imagine, the choice of words caught the eye of people on Twitter.
Chyron of the day? pic.twitter.com/CQJeuIaawK— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 18, 2017
SPOTTED: 2018 campaign slogan? pic.twitter.com/lRZjBI8bT7— Sven Henrich (@NorthmanTrader) July 18, 2017
Doesn't have the same ring to it. pic.twitter.com/uCRwH8quwt— Rob LeDonne (@RobLeDonne) July 18, 2017
Trump after his 100 days in office and declining approval rateing: "Hopefully we will eventually get something done"— EV∆ (@ForEvaTwenty4) July 18, 2017
Actually, Donald, we're good. The less you get done the better.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) July 18, 2017
[French narrator voice] pic.twitter.com/UOmE0drkBY— Sam Crain (@samjcrain2) July 18, 2017
The first six months of Trump’s presidency have been marred by controversies and false starts. While he has managed to overturn many Obama-era regulations, Trump’s most high-profile initiatives—building a wall along the U.S.–Mexico border, tax reform, and the repeal and replace of Obamacare chief among them—have hit firm roadblocks.
The president’s successful nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch remains his greatest direct accomplishment, and Americans’ views about the strength of the economy remain strongly optimistic.
Despite his complaints about the “fake news” media’s coverage of him and the Democrats’ stonewall tactics, many of the clearest struggles Trump faces have come as a result of his party, himself, and his associates. Eventually, however, he may be able to overcome these hurdles.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).