COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — Shortly after President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, the hashtag #NewTrump rose to the top of Twitter’s trending topics list. Some hashtag users suggest that the tone of last night’s address signals Trump’s evolving presidential demeanor. Others are not so convinced.
So while some saw the president’s address as hopeful…
The #newtrump speech was fantasticThose haters with the white shirts on forgot their hoods n Dems didn’t clap 4 Jobs,fallen hero or anything
— ken williams (@brightstarair) March 1, 2017
— Oh Susie Cue (@OhSusieCue) March 1, 2017
President Trump – “America must put their citizens first!”
— Citizen Dale (@Trumptbird) March 1, 2017
…with some users even suggesting Trump’s speech was an attempt to unify the country…
Everyone saying “New Trump” isn’t a thing should realize he is trying to end the division, he made the first step why can’t everyone else?
— Jess (@GetItRight_3000) March 1, 2017
…not everyone seems so sure about a “new Trump.”
THERE IS NO NEW TRUMP pic.twitter.com/Z0iBt8A3sB
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 1, 2017
When Trump actually stops doing awful things and delegating to awful people, THAT will be a new Trump – otherwise it’s all for show.
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) March 1, 2017
The bar is set so low for the #FakePresident, when he manages to appear semi-human they call him the “New Trump”. Get Real. Russia,Emolument
— ThinxFactory (@thinxfactory) March 1, 2017
— John Moffitt (@JohnRMoffitt) March 1, 2017
And in true Twitter fashion, there was a bit of snark, including commentary on Trump’s reliance on a teleprompter.
“Wow, his ability to read from a teleprompter and not wear a red tie…are we seeing a new Trump?” — Cable News for the next few hours
— David Mack (@davidmackau) March 1, 2017
The man read the entire speech off a TelePrompter, and couldn’t look the America people in the eye.
(We’re the camera folks!) pic.twitter.com/cCcsccG0YD
— Meta Jane (@metajane) March 1, 2017
New Trump loves his TelePrompTer. Old racist troll Trump mocked Obama for using one. pic.twitter.com/mlwv9U2pHz
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) March 1, 2017
New Trump? Naw, maybe new speech writer.
— Reggie Harper (@reggieharper) March 1, 2017
– New Trump
-New Trump who?
-New Trump who dodges Army services then uses a dead Navy SEAL and his wife as pawns
— Frederick Douglass (@HITEXECUTIVE) March 1, 2017
A “New Trump” is like last years model, still comes with a rag top, few options no warranty and is still sold by Russian dealers.
— John Hergt (@natureofthings7) March 1, 2017
OMG! The New Trump stopped being a racist, misogynist, liar last night?
— Take Ivanka to Work (@IvankaToWorkDay) March 1, 2017