President Donald Trump held a press conference on Wednesday to discuss the outcome of yesterday’s midterm elections and, after berating members of the media, he declared the country and his administration as “hot.”
The president, who at times switched between a more muted tone asking for bipartisanship and lashing out against “hostile” reporters who asked him questions, made the remarks after Democrats took control of the House of Representatives but lost seats in the Senate in Tuesday’s election.
Trump’s remarks about his administration being “hot” were in reference to a question about whether he would replace members of his cabinet now that the midterm elections have ended.
“I mean we have many people lined up for every single position—any position. Everybody wants to work in this White House. We are a hot country, this is a hot White House,” the president said. “We are a White House that people want to work with.”
Almost immediately, Twitter picked up on the odd turn of phrase and began mocking it.
"We are a HOT White House!" pic.twitter.com/RY6KGR61gF— DanceAlongTheEdge (@DNolty) November 7, 2018
"We are a hot country. This is a hot White House." @POTUS— janashortal (@janashortal) November 7, 2018
This quote is NOT a Tinder profile.
Trump speaking to journalists:— velvet thunder (@ItsYaneka) November 7, 2018
On his admin. “People like me”
On his pro life agenda “I’m happy with me”
The kicker: “we are a HOT White House, everyone wants to work here”
Melania come get ur mans pic.twitter.com/fESI9Cn9uL
Donald Trump: “We are a hot country. This is a hot White House.”— Island Girl (@bluepolitics_) November 7, 2018
Um, WTF pic.twitter.com/8UybQbLgW7
“We are a hot White House.” I don’t even know what that means! pic.twitter.com/uMsaUjkUF1— Debra M (@thatdebramonson) November 7, 2018
“We are a hot country. This is a hot White House,” Trump said. “We are a White House that people want to work with.” pic.twitter.com/Tg5aiobwz0— Kevin Sullivan (@KevSullivanShow) November 7, 2018
Trump’s claim that people want to work at his White House is somewhat belied by the fact that it has seen the most turnover of any administration in modern history.