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President says White House runs like a ‘fine-tuned machine,’ gets roasted for it

Many people online instantly contested this claim with good tweets.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 16, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 11:47 pm CDT

President Trump said a lot of eyebrow-raising things in his wide-ranging, 77-minute press conference today. 

There were… well, we’ve got a recap of all of it right here. There’s a lot! 

But Twitter jumped on one phrase the president kept returning to. 

At least twice during the presser, in response to stories about chaos in his administration, the president declared that his office ran like a “fine-tuned machine.” 

Savvy and humor-inclined web users jumped all over it. 


Do you think the GIFs about it were great? The GIFs were GREAT. 


I’ll tell you what is running like a fine-tuned machine: Twitter’s rapid responses to everything the president says

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*First Published: Feb 16, 2017, 7:07 pm CST