Trump Fox News Eventually we’re going to get something done

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Fox News’ on-air graphic about Trump sends Twitter into a frenzy

"Eventually We Will Get Something Done"


Andrew Wyrich

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 18, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 11:29 pm CDT

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.

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.

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*First Published: Jul 18, 2017, 4:17 pm CDT